Venice Family Clinic will be having its Fall Architecture Tour on Saturday, October 1, 2016. All proceeds from this event will fund vital health care for more than 24,000 low-income and homeless patients that it serve.
Enjoy a tour of this unique Brentwood enclave as the modern past meets the present. Founded by musicianVeniceFamilyClinic-ArchitectureTours as a social living experiment in the 1940s, Crestwood Hills is one of the successful post WWII utopian communities to have existed. The tour features mid-century homes designed by A. Quincy Jones.

New Offer! Renew or become a Platinum or Gold Angel  today and receive two complimentary tour tickets with your Angel Membership.

Parking is located at Venice Family Clinic Simms/Mann Health & Wellness Center : 2509 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405. Check-in begins promptly at 10am. All tour shuttles will be departing at 10:30am. The tour will be approximately four hours. Guests must meet and return to parking, and ride on the shuttles to participate in the tour.
Admission charge: $175 Donation; To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!   

What: Venice Family Clinic’s Crestwood Hills’ Architecture Tour
Where: Crestwood Hills (detailed information upon ticket purchase)
When: 10:00am – 3:00pm – October 1, 2016
Phone: 310-664-7921


In Santa Monica…starting at 11am – Craig Krull Gallery hosts an art talk in conjunction with its current exhibitions; RSVP by WED, Sept 28, 2016 – mention for late rsvp. Art Talk: 11:00am; Craig Krull Gallery Bergamot Station (B-5), 2525 Michigan Ave. SM;


Another early event at Bergmot Station takes place at 11:00amTrang T. Le discusses her work and book at Ruth Bachofner Gallery, G-2, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM.


The Off the Hook Seafood Festival takes place on the Santa Monica Pier Saturday, October 1, 2016. The event will raise funds for the Westside Food Bank and awareness for the sustainable seafood movement through the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future program.

Oct-1-2016-OfftheHookEnjoy tastings from the city’s best restaurants made with delicious underwater ingredients in honor of National Seafood Month. Live Music; Beer Garden’ Games & More! For additional info and a full list of participating restaurants, visit our Upcoming Event Feature.

Tickets: Little Fish (GA): $60 in adv., $70 week of
Includes seafood tastings and drinks (beer, seltzer, sparkling water & coffee) and access to the main stage with live music & more.
Big Fish (VIP): $90 in adv., $100 week of
Sustainable Seafood VIP Lounge presented by Santa Monica Seafood includes seafood tastings, beer, champagne, curated cocktails by Infuse Spirits, preferred seating, as well as access to main stage and food stations.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!  GET A DISCOUNT with LAArtParty – Use the promo code FISHY for 15% OFF tickets.

What: OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival
Where: Santa Monica Pier
When: 3:00 – 7:00pm – Saturday, October 1, 2016


In Culver City…

ArcSat-Oct1-2016-Arcanaana Books hosts a book signing for “NO CIRCUS,” photographs by RANDI MALKIN STEINBERGER, text by D.J. WALDIE.

No Circus is a collection of photographer Randi Malkin Steinberger’s vibrant color images of buildings in and around Los Angeles that have been tented for termite fumigation. After moving to the city in the early nineties, she first encountered these brightly shrouded structures and began to stop and photograph them. Knowing that they might be undraped at any given moment, Steinberger was intrigued by the way the colors and shapes of the tents revealed the buildings inside and highlighted the beauty of the poor plants on the outside, still flourishing, unaware that they were slowly being poisoned. Beyond their intended purpose of fumigation, these tents also unwittingly beckon us to stop and contemplate architectural form, the meaning of home, and the lure of the Southern California lifestyle. No Circus features a text by noted essayist D.J. Waldie, and is the culmination of a two decade pursuit of these temporary architectural enigmas.

4:00 – 6:00 PM

What: Book Signing
Where: Arcana: Books on the Arts, 8675 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 9023
When: 4:00pm – 6:00pm



Head to Frogtown…

Los Angeles-based impressionist Erin Hanson’s The Orange Show will be available for viewing October 1st – 28th at her Frogtown gallery.

SeeSat-Oct1-2016-Erin-Hanson-Gilded-Path-5-2 image: Erin Hanson, Path in Gold, 2016, Oil on Canvas, 36x24in

Erin Hanson presents “The Orange Show,” contemporary impressionist landscapes with orange as the predominant color.  From orange rock desertscapes to orange wildflowers to sherbet orange sunsets, Hanson’s lively brush strokes and vivid color will come alive against the midnight blue walls of The Erin Hanson Gallery.

The show will open with an evening celebration on Saturday, October 1st, the evening will include fine wines and live jazz music; Free Parking

On view: October 1st – October 28, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: The Erin Hanson Gallery, 2732 Gilroy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039
When: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Phone: (818) 860-1623


On October 1, 2016, Nickolas Chelyapov will make his curatorial debut with a group photography exhibition titled “Photographic Language.” Chelyapov is a talented photographer in his own right, and said since there is so much going on around us, we need to look at the big picture of existence.

See image: by Nickolas ChelyapNickolausChelyapovov, “White wheel of Fortune” 20×16, archival paper, 2011,

“It’s banal, but true, that photography can freeze some moments and convert them to longer-lasting experience/interaction. Hence, I wanted to put on display that multifariousness of everything in one space. The more divergent the participants and their works are – the more adequate I’d consider it for the show. And in reality, presenters, among other things, are from various ethnic origins, e.g., Oriental,  African-American, Latino, among others, reflecting universal and American reality.”

He compared how he will organize the exhibition with his love of the folk art form – quilt art. “I want a quilt made of photographs, put on display salon style, dense and demanding for both presentation and observation. Hence, it will about 25 participants.” He added that he wanted people to have fun and enjoy their works in the context of others and see not juxtaposition, but unity and universality of what photography offers us through its special language on a “Photographic Language” show! Nickolas Chelyapov will also be featured in a solo exhibit titled “Retrospective.”

Enjoy two new exhibitions at LARK Gallery – “Photographic Language,” a group show and “Retrospective.”

Refreshments served. Music by Leo Chelyapov; Parking in rear and at City Hall; parking across W 126th Street. For additional info, visit

On view: October 1 –  October 22, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Lark Gallery Hawthorne, 12609 Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250
When: 5:00pm – 9:00pm – October 1, 2016


In Santa Monica…Back at Bergamot Station, TAG Gallery, celebrates new exhibitions featuring artist Sally Jacobs, Ernie Marjoram, and Jane Peterson from 5-8pm. TAG Gallery, (D3), Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404.


bG gallery is excited to exhibit its first feature exhibit of Michelle Kingdom’s highly intricate enigmatic embroidery.

Sat-Oct1-2016-bGGalleryCreating work rich in fantasy and surreal mythology, in secret for many years, Michelle’s work was only recently revealed to the public and went viral. Her feature show has been highly anticipated.  Kingdom’s protagonists are surrounded by nature, trees, roots, and water all fashioned carefully with tightly embroidered thread.

Each piece depicts an ambiguous relationship between the characters displayed. Kingdom is able to capture intangible inner voices, infuse them with outside influences, and display them in her artwork.  She elicits emotional responses from her audience by diving deep into introspective fantasy and toying with universally affecting psycholology.

On view: October 1 – October 30, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: bG Gallery, G8A 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Saturday, October 1, 2016
Phone: 310 906 4211    


ROSEGALLERY holds an artist reception for a group show titled “He/She/They.” Reception: 6-8pm; ROSEGALLERY, Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue G-5, SM, 90404;


One more at Bergamot…

BOct1-2016-BuildingBridgesuilding Bridges Art Exchange in partnership with art du marche Ginza Modan Art & MAM presents, “Bijinga & Mythology,” “POP JAPAN,” & “KUMA PUFF,” by Japanese contemporary artists, curated by Mr. Seiji Toyoshima.

Bijinga & Mythology’s Artists: Beniko Choji, Momoko Koie, Natsuko Tanihara, Shiki Taira, and Takuya Mitani.

POP  JAPAN: Chisato Tatsumi, Hiromi Moegi – Hirono Morita – Marukomexy, Mei Maro – Misa Tsuchiya – Narumi Hosokawa
Nori Yamamoto – Rina Takagi – Roco Asada – Reimi

KUMA PUFF: Special installation by Atsuko Matsushita

What: Opening Reception
Where: BUILDING BRIDGES Art Exchange, Bergamot Station, F-2, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404
When: 7:00pm
Phone: 323-839-5786


In Venice…

Spend an evening at the Lantern House in Venice celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Gibbon Conservation Center, and their ongoing work with our favorite singing apes. While there will not have any gibbons on site, as they would make a terrible dinner guest, attendees can enjoy a hosted bar, hours d’oeuvres, small silent auction, and a chance to learn more about these small endangered apes.
To purchase tickets Click HERE
$100 Golden Gibbon (includes 2 free weekend passes to the Gibbon Conservation Center)
$50 Silver Gibbon
$25 Bronze Gibbon (limited number for volunteers, seniors & students)

Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Federal Tax ID: 95-4256306

The exact address of the Lantern House, along with a map and valet parking information, will be sent with your confirmation.

What: 40th Anniversary of the Gibbon Conservation Center
Where: Venice – address will be given after ticket purchase
When: 6pm-8pm


In West LA…

OCT1-2016-GiantRobot2Giant Robot 2 celebrates the art of Deth P Sun.

It’s been a couple of years since Deth P Sun has been to GR2 for a solo exhibition. He’s moved further north to a smaller town called Ft Bragg in California.

You can see a preview of his works at his Flickr page.  

On view: October 1 – Ocotber 19, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Giant Robot 2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025
When: 6:30pm -10:00pm  October 1, 2016
Phone: 4242 GO ROBO


In Culver City…Cherry and Martin celebrates the art of Tony De Los Reyes in a solo exhibition; Reception: 6-8pm; Cherry and Martin, 2732 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034;


Keep heading East…

“Human Condition” is an immersive, site-specific exhibition that features the work of sixty emerging andSat-Oct1-2016-ChrisCran-HumanCondition established artists in a uniquely challenging space: a former hospital in West Adams, previously known as the Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center. Curated and produced by the Los Angeles-based art advisor John Wolf, “Human Condition” invites artists to re-contextualize the hospital’s functional history—over 40,000 square feet of it—as a venue to explore what it means to be human.

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center proudly opened in 1971 as the first Black-owned hospital in Los Angeles. Years of neglect are now giving way to reinvestment in West Adams, which hosts much of the city’s cherished architectural heritage and landmarks. It is now home to many working artists, a burgeoning art scene, and other signs of community-driven cultural renewal.
With “Human Condition,” Wolf has invited artists to explore the corporal and psychological experience of being human. The exhibit features all types of media, both the artist and viewer are encouraged to explore the dilapidated remains and transcend the building’s original intention. 

On view: October 1 – November 30, 2016.

What: Opening reception
Where: 2231 S Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90018
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm


IOct1-Closing-Musicians-HuZGalleriesn San Pedro…

huZ Galleries hosts a closing reception for “Musicians” – photography by Peter Figen and featuring two never before seen photographs of Elvis Presley taken by Anthony Bernard.

Peter got his start in the late 1970’s photographing a Hot Rize concert in Santa Cruz, CA. FRETS magazine saw his work and that was the beginning of his commercial career.

Since then Peter has used his skill as a photographer and printer to immortalize the likes of Doc Watson, Willie Dixon, George Harrison, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Scott Weiland and countless others. Peter’s passion for the music, the performance and the artist is reflected in his imagery.

Recently huZ Galleries was approached by Tony Bernard, whose father Anthony had taken a few images of a young Elvis Presley, backed up by Scotty Moore, performing in Lubbock, Texas in 1955. These images have never before been printed, published or seen by anyone apart from the photographer and his sister Crystal Bernard.  Anthony – a photographer for the Air Force – had taken these shots just before Elvis became a house hold name. He showed them to Crystal who didn’t know who Elvis was and so threw them away! Thankfully the negatives were saved, and made their way to Anthony’s son Tony. Tony approached huZ Galleries with the negatives, and we knew just the person who could do them justice…Peter Figen. Peter restored the negatives and printed them in all their glory with a stunning depth and tonal range.

This has been a bitter sweet story, as Scotty passed on June 28, 2016. But thanks to Peter Figen and Tony Bernard we can celebrate the lives of Elvis, Scotty, Doc, Willie and all the other featured musicians.

The official opening takes place on Saturday August 6th, at 7pm at t huZ Galleries. Enjoy a sneak peak viewing is available on Thursday August 4th.

huZ Galleries is located in the San Pedro Arts District at 341 W. 7th Street. Business hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00pm – 7pm.

What: Opening reception
Where: huZ Galleries, 341 W. 7th Street, San Pedro, 90731
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 – 7-10pm
Phone: 310 428-0275


One more in Hollywood…(this one ends a bit later)

AC Gallery throws an art party for “Gods & Monsters.”OCT1-2016-ACGallery

“Gods & Monsters” is the first solo exhibition for London-based street artist Pegasus. Works in the show will feature royal family members, religious figures and pop culture icons ranging from Princess Diana to Kim Kardashian.

The exhibition debuted at London’s Faith Inc Factory in July before traveling to Hollywood’s AC Gallery in October, marking the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States.

On view: October 1 – October 31, 2016

What: Opening reception
When: Artist Corner Gallery, 6585 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 90038
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm



Art Share L.A. is proud to present the third show of its Fall/Winter gallery season: “Terra Firma.”

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of clay in the hands — but really, it’s the feeling of the making itself, the building of something with those hands no matter the materials, that holds the allure for diversely process-oriented artists such as these.
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Artists include: Raudel Arteaga, Chelsea Bayouth, Kate Carvellas, Sarah Fulton, John Gauld, Carlos Grasso, Randi Hokett, Vincent Mattina, Jennifer Susan Jones, Abbie Weinberg.

​Meet the artists while enjoying refreshments, music, and art! Free parking for the opening can be found up the ramp across Hewitt St. (look for the Aztec calendar).

On view: September 28 – October 16 2016

What: Reception
Where: ArtShare LA, 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Phone: (213) 687-4278


Also Downtown…Acclaimed street artist and typographer, Peter Greco will be celebrated from 7-10pm at LosJoCos Gallery, 725 Kohler St, Los Angeles, California 90021;


Hop across the bridge to Boyle Heights…

Sat-Oct1-2016-CoreyHelford-MartinWittfooth-MilkCorey Helford Gallery will proudly present incomparable New York-based artist Martin Wittfooth, whose powerful works take on the majesty of a world in conflict with its most beautiful inhabitants in his newest series of oil paintings titled “The Archaic Revival.”

See image: Martin Wittfooth, “Milk” oil on canvas, 60″ x 78,” 2016

Two additional exhibitions will be opening tonight is “Lost Days” featuring Korin Faught in Gallery 2 and Hannah Yata also enjoying a solo exhibition titled “Dancing in Delirium,” in Gallery 3.

On view October 1 – October 29, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Corey Helford, 571 S Anderson St (Enter on Willow St). LA, 90033
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Phone: (310) 287-2340