In Culver City…

APlacetoBark kitty bernie8The Word is ART holds a Fund Raiser today for A Place to Bark.  Word is Art Gallery will be opening its private patio for sales of quality home furnishings, furniture,some revamped by artists, clothing, and of course, ART. 25% of the proceeds will be donated to A Place to Bark.

A Place To Bark Animal Rescue is a no kill and adoption rescue dedicated to the welfare of animals, founded by Bernie Berlin in 2001.

They rescue animals from high kill shelters and foster them until they are healthy, placing them for adoption through Humane Societies in various parts of the country.

There will be all types of merchandise WordisArt PetAdoption berniefor sale such as quality house hold items, furniture, artistically revamped furniture, quality knick knacks, gently used high end fashionable clothes, handmade items jewelry and art supplies and ART in the gallery. There will also be a silent auction of one of kind art.

Stop in and say hi…Proceeds of 25% of sales will go to A Place to BARK. Come help our kindred spirits.

What: Art Sale/Benefit
Where: The Word is ART Gallery, 9349 Venice Blvd. Culver City 90232
When: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: 310.558.0856

In the Venice area…

For a second day…he Buckwild Gallery in Venice will be transformed into The Depressed Cake Shop. Now just be warned, the Depressed Cake Shop’s baked goods are “gray.” But…cut open a few of them and you’ll discover that they are brightly colored on the inside!

InWU 8.23 Popupdonuts addition prints, photographs, and knitted pieces donated by artists nationwide will be available. All proceeds will benefit NAMI Westside LA.

At today’s event enjoy a baking-themed classes, plus Bake shop/art show. See their website for more info.


What: Art Party
Where: Buckwild Gallery, 12804 Venice Blvd., LA 90066
When: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

8.23 JTAGIn Joshua Tree….

You have one more day to stop into JTAG’s newest exhibition.

Today, the show will continue from 10:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

What: Reception
Where: Joshua Tree Art Gallery, 61607 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92552
When: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Phone: 760 366 3636

In Venice…

ThNEW9Dudleye 9 Dudley Project & Venice artists celebrate the artist/curator Mark “Sponto” Kornfeld and owner of Sponto Gallery. Sponto passed away back in 2009, but affected so many people. He nurtured the creative spirit and local community in Venice for twenty four years.

If you lived in Venice in the past twenty years, you probably knew Sponto, a colorful character who hosted art parties and musical shows. He opened his gallery to everyone.

I performed there countless times and attended wonderful art shows and events at the always happening venue. There will be live music tonight …Peter Demian, Black Shoe Polish, the Backboners and more.

TheSat 8.24 SpontoLives gallery was the previous home of the infamous Venice West Cafe from 1958 to 1966, one of the birthplaces of a free-spirited literature and art movement. The Beats shared themes of spirituality, environmental awareness and political activism. Sponto felt the sacred ground bubbling up from the Beat roots, and extended it.

Artists include: Mark X Farina, Gerry Fialka, Lisa Green, Dave Healy, Barbara Mastej, Margaret Molloy, Andrea Wittenberg and more.

The 9 Dudley project is a collaborative effort between the Ross Akard Gallery and the Cadillac Hotel.

What: Opening reception
Where 9 Dudley Project, 9 Dudley Ave., Venice
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Also in Venice…

Live Draw is a three hour event where five diverse artists draw a nude model in front of a live audience.

TSat 8.24 AlbertoB LiveDrawhere is live music, food, drinks and the artwork can be purchased directly from the artists. Street parking is available.

Admission: $20.00

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What: Live Draw v.14
Where: Alberto Bevacqua Studio, 334 Sunset Ave., Venice, 90291
When:  7pm-10pm
Phone: 310.413.5751

In the Silverlake area…

Sat 8.24 TheGalleryDustmuffin and Gallery 3517 present “FOR THE BLOCK: New work by young artist Elijah Coccetti (SlutFace).” The exhibition is curated by Kerry Vitiello. 

Enjoy music by WORM TAPE DJs.

On view: Aug 24th – Sept 28th

What: Opening reception
Where: The Gallery at 3517 W. Sunset, 3517 W. Sunset Blvd. LA, CA 90026
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323.644.2828

Also nearby…

TheSat 8.24 GabbaGallery Gabba Gallery offers an art party…Curators Jason Ostro and Jaime Becker challenged the artists to think beyond the canvas.

No Canvases allowed (love that).

The group show will feataure artists Zachary Aronson,  Jaime Becker, Clinton Bopp, Croskey, Garth, Nate Geare, Jamie Kim, Math, Andrew MyersL, Liberated, Objects, Steve Olson, Judy Ostro, George Rivera, Patrick Haemmerlein, Septerhed, and more.

On view: August 24th – September 28th  

What: Reception
Where: The Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd., LA, 90057
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 310-498-2697

Or in Downtown LA…

Sat 8.24 Culm NightGalleryNight Gallery presents two exhibitions…tonight.

CULM is curated by Sayre Gomez and J.Patrick Walsh 3. CULM is waste from anthraci te coal mines, consisting of fine coal, coal dust, and dirt. Artists include: Math Bass, Talia Chetrit, H.R. Giger, Richard Hager, Andres Laracuente, Nancy Lupo, Sam Moyer, Sean Townley, Kaari Upson, Mary Weatherford, Jocko Weyland, JPW3, Heimo Zobernig, and more. See image by Ryan Foerster.

The other exhibition…Night Gallery is the name of an American anthology TV series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of “the not quite real, the almost real, and the frankly and flagrantly unreal.” Host Rod Serling appeared in an art gallery setting to introduce the macabre tales by unveiling paintings that evoked the stories.

ASat 8.24 Night Gallery The Paintings title.1rtist Tom Wright created most of the 100-plus paintings featured on the show. The 2013 video by David Robbins and Andrew Swant presented here isolates the entire series of site-specific pop-culture paintings that were used in show, an exercise in appropriation that can play either on television or in art venues.

On view: August 24th – December 28th

What: Opening reception
Where: Night Gallery, 2276 East 16th St., LA
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323 589 1079

Here’s another one nearby…WE HAVE JUST BEEN NOTIFIED BY PRODUCERS *(As of 8.23) THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SORRY for any inconvenience.

Now for the second night…Stop into the DTLA Artist’s Farmers Market, located at the Newly renovated 3,000 square ft historical fabric warehouse/loft.

ThWU SAT-SUnDTLAe event will feature a collection of artists from all over L.A sharing and selling their original art pieces, with a variety of creative vendors, some mouth watering Tacos from GoodFellas TacoMan and organic, fresh dishes from special guest Chefs.

There will be drink passes sold at this event 2 drinks for $10 or drink all night for $20.

On view: Aug 23rd – Aug 25th

What: DTLA Artists’ Farmers Market
Where: DTLA Artists’ Farmers Market, 1548 S. Central Ave. LA, 90021
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Or how bout some music???

In Venice….

If you haven’t been to the RG Club yet, be sure to pop in.

TRGCLubonight the new jazz club offers live music with Cory Phillips and the Groove Orchestra.

Rat Soup will open the show from 9:00-10:30pm.

$5.00 cover charge all night long!

What: Performance
Where: RG Club, 2536 Lincoln Blvd Venice, CA 90291
When: 9:30 pm – 1:30 am
Phone: (310) 822-1715

Also in Venice….

AtSat 8.24 DoctorWu Talkingtick the Talking Stick enjoy the classic melodies of Steely Dan from the tribute band, Dr. Wu

You can bring a bottle and pay a corkage fee. I believe it’s $8.00. The Talking Stick offers coffee drinks and tasty salads, sandwiches for sale. Yummy desserts too.

Admission $10.00 & purchase a one purchase minimum. Get $2.00 off if you print this flyer and present it at door. 

What: Live Music
Where: Talking Stick Coffee Lounge 1411 Lincoln Blvd Venice 90291
When: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm