LACMA smalllogoDon’t forget, this pick of the week takes place today….LACMA’s MUSE Artwalk. Gonna be a fun day of FREE Art baby….all day and night! I’ll see ya there! 

Also the International Gem show continues at the Santa Monica Civic Cetner today….from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. See Sunday’s post for address and website

The Juneteenth Celebration takes place today in Santa Monica. Now you may ask….What the heck is Juneteenth?

WU JuneteenthCelebrationWell it’s is a day of live entertainment, delicious food, cultural arts and craft vendors and activities for adults and youth to celebrate the news of the Emancipation Proclamation among slaves in Texas in June 1865.

Free admission
What: The Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave. SM
When: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 310-458-8688

Lots going on at Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave) in Santa Monica.  WU FrankLloyd Scot Heywood

There’s an early one at Frank Lloyd Gallery, who celebrates the work of artist Scot Heywood. “Polarities” features new paintings, composed of multiple monochrome panels, exposing an inherent tension that exhibits contrasting properties.

On view: June 16th – July 7th

What:  Opening Reception, “Polarities”
Where: Frank Lloyd Gallery, Inc., Bergamot Station (B-5b), 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310 264-3866

A6.16 FrankPictures GoingandComingnother one at Lora Schlesinger Gallery, (T-3) from 5-7pm;

Frank Pictures presents “Going and Coming,” This is David Florimbi’s seventh one-man show with the gallery.

See image, left by David Florimbi

What: Opening reception, “Going and Coming”
Where: Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station (A-5) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Phone: 310 828-0211

One more at6.16 Copro AnnieOwens Bergamot, a later one…”The Ace is Wild” opens at Copro featuring John Haverty, Richard Kirk, Mu Pan. Another exhibition, entitled “Motherland” featuring artist Annie Owens (see image) opens on this Father’s Day weekend.

What: Opening Reception,  “The Ace is Wild,” 
Where: Copro Gallery (T-5), Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica

When:  8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Phone: 310.829.2156 


6.16 Thinkspace David-Cooley-RIPPLEIn Culver City, Thinkspace celebrates artist David Cooley, with an opening art party for the exhbition, “Dashing In Headlong.”

On view: June 16th – June 30th

What: Opening Reception,  “Dashing In Headlong”
Where: Thinkspace, 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, 90232
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 403.8549

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6.16 RobertsTilton EdTempletonRoberts & Tilton holds an opening reception for “The Road Ahead.”

This group show includes Derek Adams, Sebastian Black, Noah Davis, Michael Dopp, Egan Frantz, Eberhard Havekost, Israel Lund, Marisa Mandler, Barry McGee, John Monn, Betye Saar, Ed Templeton, Kehinde Wiley and Lisa Yuskavage.

On view: June 16th – July 28th

What: Opening Reception, Group show
Where: Roberts & Tilton, 5801 Washington Blvd.
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Phone: 323.549.0223


KWU 6.16KatherineCone Jack Brogan Part 2atherine Cone Gallery presents Jack Brogan: Part 2, “Summer of Jack.” This exhibition is part two of a three part series in a continual celebration of Jack Brogan’s contribution to the contemporary art world for the past 50 years.

Participating artists include DeWain Valentine, Craig Kauffman, Guy Dill, Laddie John Dill, David Bungay, Andy Moses, Bertil Petersson, Jow, Brian Wills, and Suzan Woodruff.
Jack has worked with many artists, too many for just one exhibition.

What: Opening reception, Jack Brogan: Part 2, “Summer of Jack”
Where: Katherine Cone Gallery, 2673 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 287-1558


6.16 Gagosian RobertTherrienGagosian Gallery presents “The Floor Show: Gravity and Materials,” a group exhibition of floor-based sculpture organized in collaboration with curator Richard D. Marshall. “The Floor Show” explores the variety of ways contemporary artists have expanded the possibility of the sculptural medium by removing it from the once-compulsory pedestal.

Artists include: Carl Andre, Richard Serra, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Robert Therrien, Mike Kelley, Andy Warhol, Robert Morris, Rachel Whiteread.

What: Opening Recption, “The Floor Show: Gravity and Materials,”
Where: Gagosian Gallery, 456 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, 90210
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.271.9400

Los Angeles-based non profit organization RuckusRoots presents “A TRASHion Show” with Michal Menert of Pretty Lights Music. Proceeds benefit sustainable arts education programs for underserved teens in East LA.

6.17 TrashionShowDesigners: Victor Wilde of The Bohemian Society, Psycho Girlfriend , Marina DeBris of Washed Up , Art Customs, Art Girlsy, Paper Botanicals, and more.

Musical Performances: Mike Menert of Pretty Lights Music, Elron Hubbard, Erinn Bone.

Sponsors: Flying Dog Brewery, Elemental LED, Kork Kitchen LA and Mr V’s Cheesesteak on Wheels.

What: A TRASHion Show: A fundraiser and fashion show featuring garments made from creatively recycled items
Where: Wild Honey Studios, 2325 Jesse St., Los Angeles, CA 90023
When: 7:30 pm – 2:00 am; Fashion Show starts at 8:30pm.
Tickets at:  or 
Phone: 303-917-2673