4thJulyStart your day early and head over to Santa Monica College for their Independence Day Celebration – the biggest, most sensational patriotic community event on the Westside! Bring your family and friends to SMC for a star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence.

Come early, picnic on the lawn, enjoy continuous entertainment and special exhibits (with plenty of refreshments available for purchase), and cap off the evening with a specular fireworks salute to America.

What: SMC’s Independence party – Celebrate America
Where: SMC Corsair Stadium,  Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., SM 90405
When: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 434-3000
Website: http://bit.ly/LdW31Z

BergamotStationlogo copyBergamot Station located at 2525 Michigan Ave offers quite a few openings tonight. Get there a bit early to enjoy the other galleries…always fun to explore and walk around here.

WUPeterFetterman AnnieLebowitz JohnnyandJunePeter Fetterman Gallery celebrates Rock n’ Roll with “Forever Young: The Art of Music Photography.” Artists featured include Annie Leibovitz, Danny Clinch, John Cohen, Don Hunstein, Astrid Kirchherr, Hermon Leonard, Gered Mankowitz, Mark Seliger, Kate Simon, Alfred Wertheimer and more.

See photo by Annie Leibovitz, June Carter and Johnny Cash, Hiltons, Virginia, 2001

Looks like a wonderful show. The images range from Frank Sinatra to Kurt Cobain.

What: Opening reception, Group show, “Forever Young”
Where: Peter Fetterman Gallery (A-1), Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. LA 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310.453-6463 
Website: http://www.peterfetterman.com


“Latin American Visions of LA” features a compilation of works by selected artists from the open call for LA based artists who were born in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Uruguay.

Fir6.30 Berg ADC LAvision-frontst Prize Winners: Luciana Abait – Marcelo Mitnik-Thomas Trail; Honorary Mention: Natalia Boucher- Nancy V. Bulacio – Neca Dantas – Eduardo Manilla – George Miguez-Cecilia Rahban – Juan Tallo- Claudio R. Vázquez – Jorge Vismara.

Installation by Filippo Manzini,

What: Opening Reception, “Latin American Visions of LA”
When: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Where: ADC & BUILDING BRIDGES International Art Exchange, Bergamot Station, F-2, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404
Phone: 323-839-5786
Website: http://www.adcbuildingbridgesartexchange.org/


Or iWUVeniceArts Chausseblanche 8x24n the Venice, Marina area…

Venice Arts Gallery hosts their first summer juried exhibition, “The Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire & Water.” 

See image to right, Yvon Chausseblanche, Sunset over Escondido, CA, 2012

6.30 VeniceARts NancyKaye 1Featuring work in photography and video from nine chosen artists, most of whom are based in Los Angeles, the exhibition  brings a variety of contemporary perspectives to bear on the building blocks that make up our natural world, in all of their beauty and sublimity, massiveness and intricacy.

See image to left, Nancy Kaye, April Snow, c. 1980s/2006

What: Opening reception, “The Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire & Water”
Where: Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA, 90291
When: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Phone: 310-392-0846
Website: http://venicearts.org/


Marine Co6.30 MarineContemp RickyAllman this is a lighthouse smallntemporary presents “I’ll Capitulate if You Succumb,” Ricky Allman’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Utilizing the geographic landscape of his childhood in the Rocky Mountains, modernist architecture and gestural abstraction, Allman’s work reflects an indefinite future; a complicated and frenetic world of colliding forms often in the moment of origination.

What: Opening reception, “I’ll Capitulate if You Succumb”
Where: Marine Contemporary, 1733-A Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 399 0294
Website: http://www.marinecontemporary.com

WU6.30 G2 BarbaraGluck Through the Window 06400026Join The G2 Gallery, Barbara Gluck (see image, left), and the Eastern Sierra Land Trust for this joint opening reception in honor of Baraba Gluck and the goals of the Land Trust to preserve the Eastern Sierra.

Barbara Gluck’s exhibition is a group of images that was taken in the 1970s and 80s which she calls “Light Paintings.”

Eight photographers from the Eastern Sierra region will be featured, Londie Garcia Padelsky, Vern Clevenger, John Dittli, Robb Hirsch, Stephen Ingram (see image, right), Rick Kattelmann, Nolan Nitschke, and Andy Selters.

All proceeds from the art sales will benefit the Eastern Sierra Land Trust.WU6.30 G2 Ingram Mt.Tom-Ingram

Complimentary valet, light hors d’oeuvres and live music provided.

There is a  $5.00 admission charge which will directly support enivironmental organizations. You must RSVP.

What: Opening reception, Barbara Gluck, and the Eastern Sierra Land Trust
Where: The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,90291
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 452-2842
Website: http://www.theg2gallery.com


WUOtis MichaelvincentGarciaIn Westchester, the Bolsky Gallery, at Otis College of Art and Design, presents a group exhibition, “Invoking LA.” Curated by Paige Tighe, the shows features artists, Claire Cronin, Mark X Farina, Michael Vincent Garcia (see image) and more.

On view: June 30th – August 29th

What: Opening reception, “Invoking LA”
Where: Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd
LA 90045
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: (310) 665-6905
Website: http://www.otis.edu/public_programs/bolsky_gallery/


If you6.30 Lebasse Joshua Petker are going to the Pick of the Week at Koplin Del Rio in Culver City, you may want to stop into LeBasse Projects for an art discussion with Los Angeles based artist Joshua Petker featuring his current exhibition “Adrift.”


In his first solo exhibition with the gallery Petker explores similar themes to his previous work, but goes about the process in a much different fashion. Well recognized for his highly stylized portraits, Petker steps away from his signature paintings with a series of more conceptual works.

What: Opening reception, Joshua Petker

Where: LeBasse Projects, 6023 Washington Blvd., LA 90232 

When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Phone:  310.558.0200

Website: http://www.lebasseprojects.com/

Blum and Poe offers a performance tonight from 

Also in Culver City, there is also a performance taking place at Blum and Poe (2727 S. La Cienega), check their website for details http://www.blumandpoe.com

6.30 CitizenCarter Heatherbrown.studio.1Carter & Citizen celebrates artist Heather Brown with her first solo exhibition. Brown’s work range from Art Deco to Mayan relief and decoration, as evident in her rough and craggy geometric abstraction.

On view: June 30th – August 11th

Remember, this one is not on La Cienega Blvd., but on La Cienega AVE.

What: Opening reception,
When: Carter & Citizen, 2648 La Cienega Ave., (be aware that it is on La Cienega Ave. not Blvd) LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 213-359-2504
Website: http://www.carterandcitizen.com/


6.30 OhWow gartenfeld-mainOHWOW Los Angeles presents a group show entitled “I’m Not Nine I’m Eleven.” This exhibition examines the way tweens have influenced adults’ viewing habits.  Artists include: Ronnie Bass, Debo Eilers, Jay Heikes, Josh Kline, Barney Kulok, Donald Moffett, and Aura Rosenberg.

What: Opening reception, Group show
Where: OHWOW Los Angeles, 937 N. La Cienega, 90069
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (305) 571-9494
Website: http://oh-wow.com/


WU-6.30 RoyalTRoyal T says goodbye with a Greatest Hit’s art party. This lively pop-up gallery/shop and cafe closes its doors and heads to internet heaven free of rent and overhead costs.

Celebrate 5 years, with some favorite artists and curators who have been part of the Royal T family.

Don’t forget to RSVP at rsvp@royal-t.org

What: Greatest Hit’s Farewell Art party
Where: Royal T 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232.
When: 8:00 pm – 12:00 am.
Phone: 310 559 6300
Website: http://www.royal-t.org


WU-6.30 BeaconArtsOr in Inglewood, Beacon Arts offers a group show entitled “Constructing Fantasy: Sculpture from Los Angeles.”  Curated by Beacon Arts Building director, Renée Fox, Constructing Fantasy is an exhibition of small to large-scale sculpture by Los Angeles artists. This show invites visitors to explore the semblance of a fairytale as they meander through the spaces created by sculpture placement throughout the exhibition.

On view: June 30th – August 15th

What: Opening Reception, Group show, Constructing Fantasy: Sculpture from Los Angeles
Where: Beacon Arts Building Gallery 2B 808 N. La Brea Ave. Inglewood, CA 90302
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 621 5416
Website: http://www.beaconartsbuilding.com


6.30 LoftAtLizsYou could just stay in Hollywood and head to La Brea Ave…

Stop by the Loft at Liz’s. Diverted Destruction is back for its 5th annual incarnation!

With a host of works created from the castoffs and remnants of societal discards, Diverted Destruction continues to raise poignant questions regarding consumerism, waste and human sustainability. 

What: Opening recpeption, group show
When: The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave., LA 90036
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323-939-4403 x6
Website: http://theloftatlizs.com/