In Dana Point…

SonaMirzaei libAt Lantern Bay Park, enjoy the final farewell and viewing day of the Elephant Parade before the big auction tomorrow. Celebrate with steadfast supporters with live music, artist interviews, exclusive merchandise sales and creative workshops throughout the day.

See LA Art Party’s Upcoming Events Page for more info about the Elephant Parade.

Don’t miss the auction which takes place on November 17th from 10:30am to 4:30pm at 25135 Park Lantern.  Today’s event takes place from 10 am – 6 pm.

For more info on Elephant Parade, be sure to check the Elephant Parade website at  For more info on artist Sona Mirzaei, see

Sat 11.16 CAROUSELARTofSOr in Venice…

“Carousel of Arts” is a day long community event celebrating life, art, poetry, and music with awesome giveaways on site.

All ages are welcome to attend as well as the opportunity to engage with the artistic creators and performers who will be present to share their work.

FREE Admission

What: Art, Poetry, Music Event
Where: 20TH Church of Christ, The Scientist 132 Brooks Ave., Venice, CA 90291
When: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Another early one…

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Lubner Studio hosts an opening reception today and tomorrow for a group show.

Artists include: Ulrich Batzdorf, J.B.Beaudet, Blanche Belnick, Joann Belson, Kate Browning, Marlene Capell, Diana Gordon, Donna Harris, Jill Marshall-Klein, Andrea Rick, Andrea Wittenberg, Helen Weintraub and more.

Tomorrow’s event runs 1- 5 pm

What: Opening reception
Where: Lubner Studio, 4094B Glencoe Ave. Marina Del Rey, 90292
When: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 310 472-9783

In Venice….Also at 3:00 pm, Robert Branaman will be showing his work at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291.

Or in Santa Monica…

Come enjoy a great comedy show….the event is also a benefit fundraiser for Peace & Freedom Party candidate for Governor Cindy Sheehan.
The comedy show will be fabulous tSat 11.16CindySheehanoo. Performers include: Rick Overton, Jimmy Dore, Kathy Ladman, Betsy Salkind, Jann Karam, and more.

Sheehan is a native Californian, raised here when education was excellent and social safety nets were not shredded while the rich and corporations keep exploiting more of this state’s wealth and resources.

Doors open 4pm. Funds go to the Cindy Sheehan for Governor Campaign and the L.A. Peace & Freedom Party Central Committee.

Admission is $20 General Admission, $50 Avid Supporter Reserved Seating.

What: Comedy Show and Benefit
Where: Magicopolis, 1418 4th St., Santa Monica, CA.
When: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

One more in Venice…

Venice Arts will  present Narrative Space, its inaugural exhibition in the “Fresh Perspectives VisitSat 11.16 VeniceArts SantKhalsa DOH2.1.1ing Curator” program.

Narrative Space is a project of OIMOA (the Optical Image Makers of America), a newly formed curatorial collective by Los Angeles-based artists Meg Madison, Kireilyn Barber, and Gregory Walker.

Artists include: Kireilyn Barber, Anita Bunn, Bia Gayotto, Sant Khalsa, Meg Madison, Nancy Popp, Asher Price, Kyungmi Shin, Ali Tobia, Gregory Walker

What: Opening reception/Performance
Where: Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-392-0846

Now back to Santa Monica…

Bergamot Station’s got it going on this weekend…We’ve got some great art parties taking place here. There are a bunch here….starting from 3-5pm with a reception at FIG Gallery (G-6),

PWU Sat 11.16 PatrickPainter AndrewPiedilatoatrick Painter, Inc. hosts an artist reception for a solo exhibition featuring paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Andrew Piedilato.

The show will feature eight large canvases. Through this body of work, Piedilato resolves issues of space, color, and juxtaposition.

On view: November 16th – December 21st

What: Opening reception
Where: Patrick Painter, Bergamot Station, A8 & B2 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 264 5988

Artist Charlie deMar is set to be featured in a solo exhibit at JNA Gallery. The show will include twenty five original pieces.

FoCharlieDeMar JNA show2r the past three decades, this self-taught artist has been intuitively creating an expansive body of work.

deMar originally started as a movie poster illustrator at a young age. His eclectic subjects range from cars to water scene, food, cocktails, flowers and more.

For more information on Charlie deMar, see his website at

What: Opening reception
Where: JNA Gallery, Bergamot Station, (D-4), 2525 Michigan Ave., SM
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Phone: 310.315.9502

Sat 11.16 RobertBerman NortonWisdomROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present IT’S ABOUT FU*KING TIME, a survey of works by Los Angeles artist Norton Wisdom, curated by artist Llyn Foulkes.

The exhibition will serve as a survey of works by Wisdom from the 1960’s to his present day works. IT’S ABOUT FU*KING TIME stands as a depth, vocabulary and feeling of the Artist’s exploration of the essential fundamental and magic of space and volume on a picture plane.

On view:  Nov 16th – Dec 21st

What: Opening reception
Where: THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.9128

OnWU Sat 11.16 LoisLamberte more at Bergamot Station…

Lois Lambert Gallery hosts an opening reception for a new exhibition entitled “Machine Muse.”

Artists include: Dave Quick Jim Jenkins Chris Eckert David Brokaw Kyle Chew Brian Evans Therese Lahaie Karl Lautman Mark Upson.

On view: Nov 16th – Jan 5th

What: Opening reception
Where: Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, E-3, 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Also in Santa Monica…18th Street Arts Center (1639 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404), holds a reception from 6-9 pm.

WU Sat 11.16 SUnnyBak Warhol Enjoy a slumber party at a mattress store named Essentia Sleep on Main St… kidding! 

Walking Through Dreamland is a Mixed Media assemblage art show Sunny Bak and Susan Tibbles.

The show will be feature collaborative new works by both artists. The subject and theme of the show deals with popular culture and fabrics of our society with politically and psychologically loaded images from the 70’s.

The exhibit will feature images of well known personalites such as  Andy Warhol and Yoko Ono, Jackie Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Hugh Hefner with Barbie Benton and Ginger Rogers.

What: Art Party
Where: Essentia Sleep Shop and Gallery space, 2430 Main Street in Santa Monica.
When: Nov 16, 2013 6-10PM
Website: FB Event Page

Branded Arts hosts an Art exhibition & music event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica The evening brings together art from world renowned artists with a DJ set by Nick Cannon.

In addition to the curated group art show, Branded Arts will be auctioning basketballs adorned by renowned artists in their signature style. All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica.

Featuring Works By: Sona Mirzaei, NicBrandedArts SMBGC-FLYERk Walker, Kenny Scharf, Saber, Risk, Scribe, Luke Chueh, Matt Dimon, Adam Ward, Andrew Hem, Shark Toof, Steven Daily, Jaime Becker, Ross Morrison, Elliot Brown, Dabs Myla, John Park, Robert Standish, Cherri Wood and many more.

Private Collection Works By: Banksy, Shepard Fairy, Retna, Herakut, Mark Rynden, Audrey Kawaski, Jeremy Geddes; Limited Edition Print Release: “The Morning After, Santa Monica” By Nick Walker; Opening DJ Set by REBEL with a Performance by SLIM JEFF.

The work of artist Sona Mirzaei will be featured in the show. A contemporary abstract artist, Sona is quite acitve in the Los Angeles art scene. She participated once again in the celebrated international charitable art event, Elephant Parade. The Elephant Parade is an open air public art exhibition of fiberglass elephant statues designed by high profile people and artists. Sona worked on not one but two elephants. 

Admissiion is $20; For tickets visit:

When: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 7pm-12am
Where: 1238 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica CA 90404
When: 7:00 pm – 12:00 am

Or in Culver City…Koplin Del Rio Gallery (6031 Washington Blvd.) hosts an artist talk and presentation from 4-5pm.

TWordisArt Marla TheStepshe Word is Art Gallery hosts an opening reception for Artist Marla Murphy tonight. There’s always a fun art party here.

Celebrate with the artist, enjoy food, drink and musical revelry featuring Doyle McKinney on steel drum.

On view:  Nov 10th  – Nov 30th

More information:

What: Opening reception
Where: The Word is ART Gallery, 9349 Venice Blvd. Culver City 90232
When: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.558.0856

Also in Culver City…GREENE EXHIBITIONS (2654 La Cienega Ave), has a reception from 7-9pm.  David Kordansky Gallery (3143 S. La Cienega Blvd., Unit A), hosts an opening from 6-9 pm.

WWU Sat 11.16 WWAWA Gallery in conjunction with the Red Siren Art Collective presents “Broken Beauty.”

The group show will showcase original paintings, drawings, and sculpture by the collective’s talented members.

Artists include: Alice Savage, Archer Dougherty, Christopher Umana, Christos Tsintaris, Erica Calardo, Fang Ling Lee Jessica Ward, JoKa, Laurie McClave, Nita Collins, Ryan Myers, Scott Holloway, Tammy Mae Moon, Terra Biddlespacher.

Guest artists: Ania Tomicka, Inge Vandormael, Italia Ruotolo Jackie Gallagherm, Julie Zarate
Kim Gordon, Lori Field, Mimi Yoon.

In the back gallery, WWA Galley resurrects “Horrorwood” to showcase the spine-tingling work of 29 artistsasked to pay homage to the Horror Film genre.

What: Opening reception
Where: WWA Gallery, 9517 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
When: 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Phone: 310-836-4992

Or Beverly Hills…

GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY hosts an opening for “En Route,” an exhibition of new work by Miguel Osuna. This will mark Osuna’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.

En RSat 11.16 Garboushianoute will simultaneously be on display at Garboushian Gallery in Beverly Hills and at the CALTRANS District 7 Headquarters Museum Space in downtown Los Angeles. An opening reception will be held at Garboushian Gallery on November 16, 2013 from 6 to 8pm.

Miguel Osuna’s transportation inspired oil paintings are constructed as memoirs: visual recollections of the fleeting yet sensuous moments travelers experience en route. These landscapes highlight the strong connection between the permanence of the roadway and substantiality of our own reflections.

On view: Nov 16th – Jan 8th

What: Opening reception
Where: 427 North Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-480-9215

In the Miracle Mile area…AndrewShire Gallery, (3850 Wilshire Blvd. #107, LA 90010), hosts a reception from 6-8pm.

Also nearby…

Michael Benevento (7578/7556 Sunset Blvd.,)also features an opening from 6-8pm.

KnSat 11.16 KNownGallery DENNISInviteEX4own Gallery presents “Temple of Wolfbat,” an installation, collection and retrospective of Dennis McNett’s profound and spiritual work.

Sculpture, leather etching, collage painting, and wood carving all play roles in the Temple, as Brooklyn-based McNett brings his animalistic storytelling journey.

On view: Nov 16th – Nov 30th

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

Or in Silverlake…The Gabba Gallery (3126 Beverly Blvd.), hosts a reception from 7-11pm.

In Downtown LA…

4WU Sat 11.16 423WestGallery MikeBELL23 West Gallery hosts an opening reception for a solo show entitled “Drop Dead Sexy” featuring the work of Mike Bell. This is Bell’s West Coast debut.

a solo show , for Mike Bell. The show will open at 5PM on November 16, 2013 and run through January 17th 2014.  It will be Mike’s West Coast Debut

See image: Mike Bell, ETERNAL STAR, Acrylic on Canvas , 20 x 30

November 16th – January 17th, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where:  423 W. Venice Blvd., 2 blocks from Staples Center, LA 90015
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 805.696.5687

Another one more takes place Downtown from 6-9 pm at Groundspace Project, (1427 E. 4th St. #4).

L2kontemporary stages its 10 year anniversary with a big thank you to all those who have supported the gallery over the last ten years with a celebratory exhibition titled Ten Years Drawn, curated by artist Edward Lightner.
TWU L2Kontemporary invite f1ahe underlying principle and concept of this exhibition is to ask a very simple, yet aesthetically basic question:  what constitutes a drawing?  The gallery asked this question of a number of artists with whom we have worked with over the last ten years, as well as some who we will be collaborating with in the near future, and also to some who we just really admire.

On view: November 16 thru December 21

What: Opening reception
Where: L2kontemporary, 990 N. Hill Street #205 (upstairs, entrance on Bernard St.), LA 90012  323-225-1282
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-225-1282

Another opening from 7-10pm takes place at Night Gallery (2276 East 16th St.,)

PYOSEANfinalwebPYO Gallery LA is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition, Meltdown featuring the photo based mono prints by Sean Roh that explore the gap between delusion and reality.

In this exhibition, Sean’s experimental prints address the familiarity of everyday objects to expose the technological and social systems that shape perception.

On view: November 16 – December 28th

What: Opening reception
Where: Pyo Gallery LA, 1100 S. Hope Street Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90015
When: 6:00 Pm to 8:00 pm
Phone: 213 405 1488

Or in the Valley…ABRA Gallery  (30941 Agoura Road #310 Westlake Village, CA 91361), hosts an opening from 5- 8 pm. and Cella Gallery, (11135 Weddington St. #112 North Hollywood, CA 91601) offers a reception from 7-11pm.