7.28 FX3 SummerFestDuring the day….enjoy a fun free festival by the beach….in Venice.

Summer Fest Venice Beach takes place today. Now in its fourth year, the festival helps raise awareness and funds for the homeless.

Monster Energy drink is a sponsor.

There will be a skat and Walk for the homeless. Enjoy live music, vendors, art and more.

What: 4th Annual Summer Fest Venice Beach
Where: One Windward Ave, Venice, Califora
When: 10:00 pm – 7:00 pm Sat/Sun
Phone: 562-277-7174
Website: www.Fx3events.com


In Culver City, get started early…before the Pick of the Week…

Katherine Cone Gallery presents Jack Brogan: Part 3 “Summer of Jack.”  W.ith an early opening reception, starting at 5:00 pm, the exhibition features the cream of the crop in terms of artists. This exhibition is the final part of a three part series in the celebration and recognition of Jack Brogan’s 
contribution to the contemporary art world for the past 50 years.

Participating artists include Ed Moses, Margaret Honda, Lisa Bartleson, Michael Armstrong, John Knight, Marlene Louchheim, Joey Huppert and Cosimo Cavallaro.

This final part in the series focuses on Jack’s relationship with the artists. Katherine Cone Gallery is honored to have been a part of this amazing adventure. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10-6pm.

On view: July 28– August 25, 2012

What: Opening reception, Jack Brogan: Part 3 “Summer of Jack.”
Where: Katherine Cone Gallery, 2673 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Koplin Del Rio announces the first of a series of three exhibitions in celebration of its 30th anniversary.

This first exhibition titled “SUBLIME: Nature, Science and the Divine in Contemporary Art” includes new work by 15 KDR artists, as well as, invited guest artists from the gallery’s history in the past 30 years. Subsequent shows will include themes also reflective of the gallery’s historic program.

Participating artists include: Eric Beltz Shay Bredimus, Josh Dorman, Martha Mayer Erlebacher, David Hines, Laurie Hogin, Joshua Levine, Barrie Mottishaw, Michelle MuldrowJohn Nava, Len Paschoal and many more.

What:  Opening reception, “SUBLIME: Nature, Science and the Divine in Contemporary Art”
Where: Koplin Del Rio, 6031 Washington Blvd.
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

2022 Update: Koplin Del Rio closed its doors at this location


Or downtown LA….7.28 PYOGallery

Pyo Gallery LA holds an opening for Alienation of Affections, an exhibition of paintings by Jun Jie Xu and Zhu Xian Wei.

The works focus on the social and civic upheavals in China, contrasting the absurd disparities of their imagined utopia, with the pressures of modern life.

On view: July 21 – September 1st

What: Opening reception,
Where: PYO GALLERY LA, 1100 South Hope St., Suite 105, LA 90015
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm



 Or in Santa Monica….

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William Turner Gallery offers an opening reception for Greg Miller & Alejandro Gehry: New Works.

On view: July 28th – September 8th

What: Opening Reception
, Greg Miller & Alejandro Gehry: New Works.
Where: William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station (E-1), 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phone: 310 264-3866
Website: http://www.williamturnergallery.com


Or in Venice…

Altered Space offers a group show “POP FRINGE” is a showcase of 3 contemporary painters that walk along the frayed edge of the “lowbrow/street” establishment.

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MEEX ONE (see image, right) pushes the signifiers of graffiti’s mark-making vocabulary to a state of heightened ambience, while maintaining a sense of critical urgency. His paintings lie in the intersection of beauty and vandalism.

MICHELE MIKESELL (see image, left) seeks fantastical possibilities to real-world oddities. Her paintings tell their own other-worldly history: avant-classicism from a parallel universe.

TYLER FERREIRA pulls from the fragmented unconscious of street art’s recent “coming of age”. His large scale drawings and stone-block prints illustrate narratives about narratives.

What: Group show, reception, “POP FRINGE”
Where: Altered Space Gallery, 1221 Abbot Kinney blvd., Venice, CA 90291
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-452-8121
Website:  www.alteredspacegallery.com


There are a couple more openings in Venice…And right on Abbot Kinney, here’s a local community event.

The Abbot Kinney Festival Association is collaborating with The Westminster Endowment Group for Neighborhood picnic and MOVIE NIGHT at Westminster Elementary.

This is a fundraiser to benefit Westminster Elementary ST Math Program and Abbot Kinney Festival Association Community Grants Program

Be aware there is a $10.00 entry fee but it goes to the Westminster Elementary School

What: “IN OUR BACKYARD” Neighborhood Picnic & Movie Night
Where: Westminster Elementary School – Soccer Field – 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
When: Saturday, July 28, 6:00 pm
Phone: 310-396-3772
Website: www.abbotkinney.org


There are fun events all over LA tonight….

So if you are near East LA, or just looking to party all night long, you got one more chance to hit The Pancakes and Booze Art Show.

Live Art battle and body painting, DJs, live music, photo booth. Check their site for more details.

There is a $5.00 cover but it is all you can eat pancakes so go hungry.

What: The Pancakes and Booze Art Show 21+
Where: LOT 613 613 Imperial Street, LA 90021
When: 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
Website: www.lot613.com
Website: http://pancakesandbooze.com/


In the Miracle Mile area…

Known Gallery presents two exhibitions, Gilgamesh and Beautification. Enjoy an opening receptiom for both shows tonight.7.28 KnownGallery SABERex3

Gilgamesh is a new body of work by REVOK. This exhibition will mark REVOK’s second show with the gallery.

Also SABER will be featured…among the thousands of people who make up the graffiti community around the world, there are few names that carry the same legendary quality as SABER.

On View: July 28th – August 11th

What: Opening reception,
Where: Known Gallery, 441 North Fairfax Ave., LA 90036
When: 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Phone: 310-860-6263
Website: http://www.knowngallery.com


1301PE offers an opening reception for two well known artists, John Baldessari and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

John Baldessari’s new screenprint, produced by Gemini G.E.L. and published by Brain Multiples, repeats a directive he has used throughout his career: “Learn to Dream.”

Rirkrit Tiravanija has produced a series of unique enamel paintings composed of text upon monochrome grounds – red, yellow, white, and orange.

What: Opening reception, John Baldessari and Rirkrit Tiravanija
Where: 1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., 90048
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323 938-5822
Website: http://www.1301pe.com/

Finally in West Hollywood

WU 7.28 OneArchivesGallery Leah-DeVun-Everywoman-2012ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives presents Latent Images, an exhibition of contemporary photography by Leah DeVun alongside a range of historical, photo-based materials, including art photography and captivating personal photo albums, from the collections at ONE Archives.

This diverse presentation explores the relationship between photographic images and the limits, as well as creative possibilities, for engaging with historical memory in queer culture and the archive.

Admission is free – suggested donation of $5

What: Opening reception, Latent Images
Where: 626 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood , CA 90069
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (213) 741-0094
Website: http://onearchives.org