Join VenicSnowman imagese Arts for an exciting holiday shopping party at Bloomingdale’s. Bloomingdale’s will donate 10% of sales from the total purchases during the event to Venice Arts.

Enjoy festive sips, sweet treats, and DJ beats as you celebrate the holiday season and give back to a wonderful organization such as Venice Arts; Bloomingdale’s, Santa Monica Place, 315 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401;


Launch Gallery an KP Projects hosts a holiday sale in its downtown location from 1-6pm; Launch Gallery / KP Projects, 936 MEI LING WAY, (CENTAL PLAZA), BETWEN EEN HILL & BROADWAY // Behind Hop LouieLA;



Jeff Kober will be hosting a “Wet Plate Portrait Event” where he will be shooting and explaining the process of WET PLATE COLLODION PHOTOGRAPHY.

Take a tour of our member co-op darkroom, studio, exhibition space and invite your fellow photo friends who are yearning to get back into the darkroom.

LSat-Dec17-2016-DanaRoss-JeffKoberearn about this early photography process and join a community of like-minded creatives.

This is a free event.; Students are welcome; Snacks and refreshments will be served, but attendees are encouraged to bring more.;

Please RSVP so that we can put you on the list.

What: Holiday Party / Demonstration
Where: Downtown Photo Collective, 1024 Santee Street #501, dtla 90015
When: 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Saturday Dec. 17, 2016


 In Culver City…The Whole 9 Gallery celebrates the holidays with an art sale from 1-8pm. The Whole 9 Gallery, 3830 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232


Edward Cella Art+Architecture hosts a holiday sale and signing.

Please join Jeffrey Vallance for holiday refreshmen
Sat-Dec17-2016-JeffreyVallance-EdwardCellaArtArchitecturets, and have him sign copies of your favorite Vallance titles! 

Special pricing on all titles make for perfect gifts or additions to your personal library!

Vallance books available:

The Vallance Bible
Rudis Tractus (Rough Drawing)
The Medium is the Message
Thomas Kinkade | Heaven on Earth
Relics & Reliquaries
Mel’s Hol

What: Art reception
Where: Edward Cella, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd
When: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Phone: (323) 525-0053


Also in Culver City…

FP Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of its Winter Group Show

The group exhibition features work by gallery artists Lisa Bartleson, Christina Craemer, Dirk De Bruycker, Betty Gold, Michael Kalish, Tom Lieber, Claudia Meyer, Harry Moody, Julia Nee Chu, John Randall Nelson, Hunt Rettig and Mark Vinci.

SSat-Dec17-2016-FPContemporay- JohnRandallNelson-Cycoplasm36x485900ee image: John Randall Nelson, Cycoplasm, 36 x 48 x 2 inches, mixed media on panel

The group exhibition features a variety of works, including paintings, mixed media art and dimensional wall sculptures.

Also on view (starting earlier) FP Contemporary’s philanthropic sister company, The Global Trunk, will be presenting handcrafted and fair-trade home goods and accessories created by artisans from around the world in its project gallery space today (December 17) from 1 – 5pm.

Street parking and limited parking in lot.

On view December 17, 2016 – January 28, 2017

What: Opening Reception
Where: 5835 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 3:00 – 5:00pm – December 17, 2016
Phone: 323.935.1355


Head East…

The LODGE is pleased to announce dual solo exhibitions with Los Angeles based artists David McKay and Matthew Rosenquist. Both artists are recent inhabitants of Los angeles, respond to their new environments, presenting two bodies of work that develop the glamour of strangeness.Sat-Dec17-2016-theLodge Matthew Rosenquist was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He acquired his MFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 1998. He works and lives in Los Angeles. David McKay was born in Sydney, Australia. As an award winning production designer, he has exhibited internationally in New York, London, Tokyo, and Sydney.


What: Opening reception 
Where: The LODGE,1024 N. Western Ave Los Angeles, CA 90029
When: 4:00pm – 7:00pm


In West LA…

JSat-Dec17-2016-giantrobotoin Giant Robot for the appearance of famed manga artist Katsuya Terada as he duels his pen, ink, and history for an exhibition that melds his worlds of art and manga. This won’t be typical of his recent exhibitions, this will examine the world of sequential comics in an artistic way.

Giant Robot will also announce live drawing session(s) that you can attend. He’s drawing long form, meaning super detailed, so he’ll be doing many days, the first is scheduled for Sun Dec 18th, 12-6pm and further sessions later in the week.

On view: Dec 17, 2016 – Jan 11, 2017

What: Opening reception
Where: Giant Robot 2, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025
When: 6:30pm -10:00pm  August 20, 2016
Phone: 4242 GO ROBO


Another art pary in West LA…

Sat-Dec17-2016-haphazardhaphazard is pleased to present the release of BAD IDEA, a new zine by artist Carrie Schreck in conjuction with the closing reception of her solo show RAD/RAD/RAD.

RAD/RAD/RAD is a body of vernacular photography which focuses the self-named Moped Army, a loose group of moped enthusiasts with international spread. It is an invented subculture which co-opts the rebellious spirit of the early Hell’s Angels, but embraces the absurdity of riding broken down machines which are not built for speed

BAD IDEA documents the experiences and stories of these intrepid gangs of moped fanatics. Copies will be available for $12.00.

What: Opening reception
Where: haphazard, 1543 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Phone: 213.610.4110


Head Downtown…

GDCA is pleased to announce another exciting 2-part exhibit to close out the year: “Meditations” and “Terry Melton: Paintings”!
Sat-Dec17-2016-GDCA “Meditations” is a group show, featuring photography, mixed media and painting….

“Terry Melton: Paintings” brings the work of renown West Coast painter Terry Melton to Los Angeles for the first time!

Artists will be present and light refreshments will be served!

What: Opening reception
Where: GDCA Gallery – 727 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (between 7th & 8th Streets).
When: 6pm – 10pm
Phone: (323) 309-2875.


The Broad Stage presents 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganz.

Hey cats andSat-Dec17-2016-TheBroadStage kittens – it’s 1966. Don’t let the Cold War get you down. Warm your spirits by the hilarious hearth of Impro Theatre’s unscripted holiday variety show.

From the brilliant creators and performers of Jane Austen UnScripted comes a brand new show created just for The Broad Stage. A totally improvised TV Holiday show spectacular of yore..

Tickets range from $32 – $60; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. 

Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes, including one intermission.

What: Performance
Where: The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Campus, 11th St. & Santa Monica Blvd in Santa Monica
When: 7:30pm


Come get DEEP in the Winter Sky with us! Party on the Rooftop of The Standard in DTLA for a very special holiday edition of DITS “House for the Holidays.”

Sat-Dec17-2016-theDEEPFeaturing DJs:
BIG CEE (DEEP-LA) – Opening Set

tickets range from $20 – $30;  21+  CLICK HERE to purchase tix!

**NO GUEST LIST – Limited Capacity – This is a pre-sale ticket ONLY event. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE DAY OF EVENT.

What: Dance Party
Where: The Rooftop of the Standard, Downtown LA,
550 South Flower at 6th Street
When: 9PM – 2AM