In Venice….

The Other Venice Film festival continues at two different venues as well as offering a live music concert.

OVeniceFilmF FlyerYes, that’s right, OVFF will celebrate it’s First Live Outdoor Stage Presented by “Webtel.Mobi” Afternoon “Concert Series” taking place from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm at Windward Plaza Ocean Front Walk.
Bands and solo musicians performing include: Cory Phillips, Christopher Hawley, Stevie Starlight, Big Mess & Meet Me At The Pub.

11am – 7pm @The Venice Love Shack, 2121 Lincoln Blvd, Venice
Enjoy films, art and Live Music;  Artist: Jules Muck  Venice Culture

10 am – 12 pm @Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice  More Film, Art and Live Music  Featured Artist: Matt Warren
Music Video Competition   “Ray Manzarek Tribute”  Live Performance by Peace Frog at 9 pm.


Or head downtown…

POW Altervision BreweryARtWalkToday and tomorrow, the Brewery Arts Complex once again holds its semi-annual Brewery Artwalk and open studios. If you have not yet been to this artwalk….what are you waiting for. I have attended several times….I even wrote an article for the Downtown News….See our Weekly Features Page for more info, several of the artists are still there and participating in this week’s events.

Located northeast of downtown, off 5 Freeway at the Main Street exit, sits 18 acres of creative energy, artistic dreams, and a little piece of historic LA.

Housed in the industrial buildings of the complex is a uniquely vibrant and creative community. Roughly 500 artists live and work at The Brewery and for 30 years, they have opened their studios to the public for an annual Artwalk. In recent years, the walk has expanded to twice a year.

Resident artists have been experimenting with 3D printing, immersive 3D environments, LED light sculpture, high tech and high class furniture design, contemporary fashion and environmental design, new media, computer and digital art, performance art as well as painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass works, printmaking and street art.

CharlesSwensonStick1Charles Swenson’s studio is located at 1918 N. Main # 202 at the Brewery….so be sure to pop in. For more information about Charles Swenson, see his website.
Participating artists include: Altervision 3D, Richard Ankrom, Bold Collective, Brazen Booties, Claudia Endler Designs, Ange Cox, Dave Creek, Francine Fanali, Matt Fattmoley, Gallery 638, Bruce Gray, Samantha Greenfeld,  Emily Halpern, Luke Haynes, Stacia Lang, Jason Lee, Michelle Jane Lee, Dave Lefner, Tuki Lucero, Ryan Patterson, Jim Payne, Heather Rosenman, Saige, Sarah Jane Hardt Photography, Jim Scheel, Mark Schneider, Kristine Schomaker, Emily Shafer, Theodore Svenningsen, Charles Swenson, Jill Sykes, Glenn Waggner, Steffanie Walk, Alissa Warshaw, Susan Wong, Lisa Worksman, John Zarcone and lots more.

What: The Brewery Art Walk
Where: The Brewery, 2100 North Main Street, LA, 90031
When: 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m

WU Sat ColorflyerC.L.for-webDowntown LA…

Ceanothus L.A. starts early today….Join a celebration of indigenous L.A. flora and it’s manifestations as food, medicine.

Tongva Indians and Alaskan Tlinket Native storytellers, Japanese Traditional flute, 100 Brazilian dancers & drummers and Mexika Danzantes, Cyclists, join to set-off a campaign to rename L.A.’s city flower to Ceanothus (native California flora).

What: Ceanothus L.A.
Where: The Los Angeles State Historic Park AKA The Cornfield at 1245 N. Spring St. Los Angeles CA 90012.
When: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


In Silverlake…

Beyond Eden takes place tonight. A two-day multi-gallery event, it celebrates the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles

ThWU Sat Sun BeyondEdenTextBlacke fourth edition of Beyond Eden will once again be hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. Beyond Eden is organized by Andrew Hosner (co-owner/curator at Thinkspace). Galleries such as Copro, Thinkspace and more will participate in the event.

Opening Reception will feature live painting, a sponsored bar, & tunes from DJ Mr. NumberOnederful.

7 PM – special presentation celebrating Greg Escalante’s unwavering support of the arts. Admission is Free.

Artists include: Aaron Horkey – Allison Sommers – Amy Sol – Ana Bagayan – Andrew Hem – Anthony Hurd –  Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker – Curiot – Dan Quintana – Diana Beltran Herrera – Edwin Ushiro – Ekundayo – Erik Jones – Esao Andrews –  Jolene Lai – Karla Ortiz – Kelly Vivanco – Kevin Peterson – KuKula – Laura Bifano – Low Bros – Marco Mazzoni – Mary Iverson – Meggs – Mimi S. – Timothy Karpinski and lots more.

What: Beyond Eden
Where: Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., 90027
When: 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Phone: (323) 644-6269


In Santa Monica…

FriSat-10.11-10.12 StudioFive8 buddhaStudio FIVE08 presents an opening receptio for a new exhibition “SEEING BUDDAH.”

“SEEING BUDDAH” is Photographic Journey by David Butow. Also featuring works by David Brady, Javiera Estrada, Lisa Agaran and Tanya Mikaela.

What: Opening reception
Where: Studio FIVE08, 508 Santa Monica Blvd at 5th St., SM
When: 5:00 pm  9:00 pm
Phone: 310-994-9400

In Santa Monica….

At Bergamot Station, enjoy an early opening at FIG. Tonight a selection of Elliot Elgart’s work will be featured.

SSat 10.12 FIG ElliotElgartee image: Elliot Elgart, Untitled Abstraction #3, 1993, acrylic on paper, 26 x 20″

Also opening tonight….Theresa Fernald continues her interest in interpreting everyday life with her recent series that focuses on the simple childhood pleasure of blowing bubbles.

On view: October 9th – November 9th

What: Opening reception
Where: FIG Gallery, 2525 Michigan ave., G-6 Bergamot Station, SM 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-0345

Also at Bergamot Station…

The Laroa Artflow foundation will be hosting another inspiring charity event, featuring LA artist’s Kelcey Fisher, Isabelle Alford-Lago (see image), and Kevin Brewerton. The combination of charity, art, and music at The Sulkin Gallery, Bergamot will make for a very memorable evening.

“nLaroa was developed to express ourselves through a unique idea/brand founded on lifestyle, art and charity. Through Laroa, we hope to share our view of the world, and inspire others to join our adventure. Our ambition is to live a full and pure life, to celebrate culture and to give back to the communities we call home”.

30% of the proceeds of this event goes to two local high schools in LA to support the art education progra. Sponsors Suerte Tequila, Venice Art Crawl and JustChill.

Event hosted by Nicole Muyingo and Laroa ArtFlow Foundation. There is a suggested donation of $10 for this event.

What: Opening reception
Where: Sulkin Gallery, 2525 Michigan ave., T-6 Bergamot Station, SM 90404
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

One more in Santa Monica..

ThWU 10-11 artworks-for-the-cure-2013-logo-image-1374269316e T.J. Martell Foundation presents an informal and fun cocktail party and dinner hosted by Emmy Award-winner Mark Steines.

This special event will feature a special performance by two-time Grammy Award-winner Colbie Caillat and dinner by An Catering, owners of Crustacean, Tiato, and AnQi restaurants.

The evening will feature 2013 Spirit of Excellence Award recipients with presentations, along with art, music, live and silent auctions.

Be aware this is BIG ticket event. Admission ranges from $500 to $750. See website for ticket info.

What: Artworks for the Cure
Where: Barker Hanger at Santa Monica Airport, 3021 Airport Ave. SM
when: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-449-7627


Or in the Miracle Mile area…

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts “Jordi Alcaraz: Altered States.”

SAR 10.12-jackRutbergee image: Jordi Alcaraz, Ladrones de Dibujos (Thieves of Drawings), 2010

This much anticipated museum-scale exhibition brings together large and small works which transcend the categories of painting, sculpture, and drawing as they blend all media, employing assemblage-like manner and installation.

On view: Oct 12th – Dec 21st

What: Opening reception
Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 938-5222


In Culver City…

WU Sat 10.12 Prohibition Jeff Kies FULL FLYERProhibition Gallery is pleased to present “The View From Here” a solo show of a new body of work by Los Angeles-based artist Jeff Kies.

Kies’ early Neo-Symbolist work makes one think of an L.A. Paul Klee. He described this early work as a sort of “petroglyphic graffiti.”

October 12th – November 16th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Prohibition, 6039a Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-743-3256

Also in Culver City….

WU Sat 10.12 WWA Cosmos JCallos EarthLos Angeles based artist Julian Callos returns to WWA Gallery with his second solo exhibition “Cosmos.”

See image: Julian Callos, Earth

Concurrently opening in the Project Room is the group exhibition “Time Will Tell” curated by the artist.

On view: October 12th – November 9th

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 in Downtown LA…

WU Sat 10.11 NightGallery PaulHeyerNight Gallery presents “The Sun Can’t Compare,” an exhibition of new work by Paul Heyer. This is the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery.

See image: by Paul Heyer

For Katie Sinnott’s first exhibition with Night Gallery, she continues to build up, tear down, disguise, and illuminate the material of space.

On view: Oct 12th – Nov 9th

What: Opening reception
Where: Night Gallery, 2276 East 16th St.,
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 am
Phone: 323 589 1079


Sat 10.12 L2Kontemporary StarlightIn his third solo show at L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles born George Dinhaupt presents “Star Light, Star Bright”. George is an artist and educator, exhibiting his work since 1998, and operating a portrait studio for the past 21 years.

Dinhaupt’s images have typically incorporated honorific portraiture, auto-portraiture, and illustrative performance.

On view: Oct 12th – Nov 9th

What: Opening reception
Where: L2kontemporary Gallery, located at 990 N. Hill St , # 205 LA 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (323) 225-1282