In Beverly Hills…

The FRIENDS OF ROBINSON GARDENS wSat-Dec10-2016-MarcellaRubleelcome you to attend its first Holiday Open House!

Experience the grandeur of Virginia’s home as she did back in the day during the Holiday Season!

Artist Marcella Ruble, who also will be dressed in a 1950s gown, is thrilled to be one of the exhibitors in the boutique taking place at this delightful and seasonally decorated historic property. Ruble will be selling her new unique ceramic necklaces and holiday pins.

Enjoy docent-led home tours and vintage holiday displays. Champagne & Refreshments will be served while you listen to Live Jazzy Jingles! Plus take a photo with Santa!! Don’t miss the cookie bar.

$30 per person; 

What: Holiday Shopping
Where: Virginia Robinson Gardens, 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, CA  90210
When: 10:00pm – 4:00pm – Saturday, December 10, 2016
Phone: 310-550-2068


In West Hollywood…MIER GALLERY is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Basel-based artist Kilian Rüthemann. The exhibition titled ‘Motion With” opens today. Enjoy mimosas and a light breakfast in honor of the artist. Street parking is available on Santa Monica Blvd and side streets.

On view: December 10 – March 31, 2017

What: Opening reception
Where: MIER GALLERY, 1107 Greenacre Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90046
When: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Phone: 323.498.5957


In Boyle Heights…Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) will be hosting an artist talk today at 2pm to mark the closing of “Rainbeau Samsara,” the newest body of work from Los Angeles-based figurative painter Natalia Fabia.

ODec10-2016-CHG-Arttalkpen to the public, the event will feature one of today’s most prominent and multi-faceted Los Angeles-based artists Gary Baseman interviewing Fabia about”Rainbeau Samsara,” which premiered at CHG on November 5th and is part one of an ongoing series.

The first 50 people will receive a free custom pin by Fabia and patrons will also watch one of Fabia’s paintings come to life in a burlesque art performance by Vanessa Burgundy.

What: Opening reception
Where: Corey Helford, 571 S Anderson St (Enter on Willow St). LA, 90033
When: 1:00pm
Phone: (310) 287-2340


Downtown…Support local artists at the Hive Gallery. The gallery presents its first ever zine event, Buzz-Zine and Buzz-arre. This FREE TO ATTEND show is open to all ages and will feature over 20 vendors with a wide variety of crafts, gifts, jewelry, and of course ZINES! Avoid the Black Friday madness and save your holiday shopping for the show while supporting the DIY community as well. Besides all the makers, crafters, and zinesters at the show, there will be two DJs spinning music as well as all the incredible art at the Hive Gallery on full display.

What: Opening reception
Where: The Hive Gallery 729 South Spring St., LA 90014
When: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 213 955-9051


In Santa Monica…BergamotStation

Bergamot Station celebrates the holiday season today from 11:00am – 6:00pm. Many of the galleries will be open (but be aware the receptions start later).

bG Gallery (G8A) hosts a book signing with Ted Gall from 2:30-4pm
TAG Gallery hosts an art talk at 3pm; DNJ Gallery (J1)
 features an artist talk with Gil Kofman at 4pm, then another talk with Catherine Asanov from 5pm

What: Holiday Open House
Where: Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. (B5b) Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 11:00pm – 6:00pm


Also at Bergamot Station…

Lora Schlesinger Gallery is pleased to present Small Works Group Show. The exhibition will include small paintings and mixed media works by select gallery artists. Among the artists included are Miya Ando, Richard Bruland, Laurel Bustamante, Ann Chamberlin, Gershom, Lawrence Gipe and Laura Lasworth.

Lora Schlesinger Gallery is also pleased to present ‘Washed Up,” Rashell George’s 3rd solo exhibition with the gallery will also be opening. Water is a recurring theme in Rashell’s work. When she was an infant Rashell lived on a boat, and in her youth she lived in Hawaii.

On view: December 10, 2016 – January 14, 2017

What: Opening reception
Where: Lora Schlesinger Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. (B5b) Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Phone: 310-828-1133


One more at Bergamot …This one goes till 9pm. Copro Gallery hosts a benefit for Best Friends Society. Get a portrait of your beloved pet by YOUR favorite artist. Reception 3-9pm; Copro Gallery (T-5), Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, SM, 90404;


Also in Santa Monica…

HaleArtsoutsidehaleARTS is pleased to present “Icon” featuring the work of Judy Ragagli.

Ragagli’s oil paintings are so life-like, many people have mistaken them for photographs. In order to achieve accurate tonal properties of Barbie’s plastic flesh, Ragagli employs an arduous process of specialized mixing of oil colors that few artists have been able to master. Using only seven original color tubes of oil, she is able to precisely translate the vast and scintillating color properties of Barbie’s skin, hair, make-up and wardrobe as they interact with reflective light. The effect of her process and style culminates in a cohesive vision of the beauty and grace of Barbie and the artist’s own commentary on the significance of this great American Icon.

An opening reception will be held at the Edgemar Location Friday, December 9th from 5-8pm.

On view: December 9 – January 4th, 2017

What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 395 Santa Place, suite 156, (at Colorado), SM, 90401
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-314-8038


In the Miracle Mile area…Launch Gallery hosts an opening reception for a group show curated by Rema Ghuloum. Aritsts include: Jonathan Apgar, Tiffany Livingston, Victor Reyes and Alisa Ochoa. Reception: 6-9pm; Launch Gallery 170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building, upstairs from MKG, LA 9003;


In West Hollywood…Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present the 2016 Open Show- LAAA’s signature survey exhibition featuring the very best in emerging art. The 2016 Open Show debuts at Gallery 825 on Saturday, December 10. The exhibition is juried by Jennifer Inacio, Perez Art Museum Miami

Featured artists:
Elizabeth Bailey, Kelly Berg, Clovis Blackwell, JT Burke, Mario Canali, Chenhung Chen, Nathaniel Clark, Jaime Coffey Bateman, Karen Duckles, Holly Elander, Birgit Faustmann, Laurie Freitag, Dwora Fried, Kaori Fukuyama, Miguel Galán, Danielle Garza, Tanner Goldbeck, Antoine Guilbaud, Yoon Chung Han, Gina Herrera, Sol Hill, Mark Indig,, Paul Ivanushka, Lynda Keeler, Carol Kleinman, Kevin Michael Klipfel, Faina Kumpan, Tom Lasley, Barbara Lavery, Jung ji Lee, Stuart Marcus, Randi Matushevitz, Dan Monteavaro, Alexis Murray, Makan Negahban, Robert Nelson, Denise Neumark-Rreimer, Eric Oliver, Elizabeth Orleans, Thibault Pelletier, Lori Pond, Meghan Quinn, Margaret Raab, Catherine Ruane, Larisa Safaryan, Shilla Shakoori, Chris Shelby, Susan Swihart, Haikuhie Tataryan, Reisig and Taylor, Terry Tripp.

On view: December 10, 2016 and runs through January 13, 2017

What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 6:00pm – 9:00pm


In Culver City…Thinkspace features the second solo exhibition of works by Japanese artist Fuco Ueda in “Odd-Eye.” Reception: 6-9pm; Thinkspace Gallery, 6009 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232;


In Venice…C.A.V.E. hosts celebrates its new location with “ZACH JOHNSEN: Acid Test,” “JOHN PARK: Body Politic,” “BRI CIREL: Some Body.” Reception: 6:30-9;30 pm; C.A.V.E. Gallery, 55 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, 90291;


In Marina del Rey….

Sat-Dec10-2016-MarinaBoatParadeCelebrate 54 years of the Marina Del Rey Boat Parade tonight….The event features seventy boats which have decked their decks with festive creativity.

This is a big event with awards being given out for categories such as Best Theme, Best Animation, Best Band, Best Lights and more. The event starts close to 6pm and will be crowded…so grab a good viewing spot early to enjoy the fireworks show followed by the procession of floating lights.

Also taking place during the day (12–6pm) Burton Chase Park features the Snow Wonder event, with real snow, sledding and arts and crafts. This event will take place, rain or shine!

What: Marina Boat Parade
Where: Viewing locations open to the public are: Fisherman’s Village, 13737 Fiji Way , Los Angeles, 90292;  Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
When: 5:55pm


Later Downtown events include: DAC Gallery hosts an art exhibition featuring works created by adult artists of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF), paired with undergrad students in a variety of art and design majors from Otis College of Art and Design 6-9 pm; DAC Gallery, 431 S. Broadway, LA 90013;


Groundspace Project presents a holiday art show and party: Tons of small works by tons of artists! Lovely, surprising, elegant, shocking artworks priced under $100. Art Party: 5-9pm; Groundspace Project, 1427 E. 4th St. #4, LA 90033;