Help a great cause – the Venice Family Clinic, while enjoying access to some of Silver Lake’s finest homes. Explore Silver Lake with exclusive access to homes designed and renovated by architects Escher GuneWardena, Rudolph Schindler, Tom Marble and Marmol Radziner.

TVFC-SilverlakeArchtourickets include a VIP tour of five homes & refreshments with your $175 donation benefitting Venice Family Clinic.

All proceeds fund vital health care for more than 22,000 low-income and homeless people Venice Family Clinic serves.

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

This is a vertical tour. Most of the homes have staircases. Please wear comfortable shoes.

$175 Donation

Check-in promptly at 10am. All tour shuttles will be departing at 10:30am. The tour will be approximately four hours. Guests must ride on the shuttles to participate in the tour. Free Parking at Shuttle Bus Staging Area

Light Lunch and Refreshments.

For Direct link to tour Click HERE.

What: Where: Silver Lake Neighborhood
When: 10:00am to 2:00pm –  October 17 2015
Phone: (310) 392-9255
Website: http://venicefamilyclinic.org


Sat-Oct17-DABSMYLA-BeforeandFurtherIn Downtown LA.. (this happens during the day).

For their most ambitious exhibition to date – artist duo DABSMYLA presents Before and Further, a 4,000 square foot installation takeover of a stand-alone 1930 built Spanish Revival workplace building, located on the Modernica factory property.

DABSMYLA have fully transformed its interior and exterior with their newest paintings, sculptures, installations and exclusive furnishings from limited-edition fiberglass shell chairs and hand painted ceramics to custom-built lighting installations, all designed and created exclusively for their collaboration with Modernica. The already rich history of this building and Modernica create a fitting compliment for DABSMYLA’s spectacular experience.

Before and Further is inspired by the individual life experiences of DABSMYLA. Experiences that ultimately resulted in bringing the two artists together and explores their mystical union and shared balance of love, creativity, friendship and sexuality. The significance of two becoming one is most essential to DABSMYLA, in their work and more importantly in their role as husband and wife.

October 17th – November 15th

What: Art Instatllation
Where: Modernica Factory, 2901 Saco St., LA 90058 
When: 12:00pm – 7:00pm – Saturday, Oct 17
Website: http://www.dabsmyla.com


Another Downtown event takes place at Rosamund Felsen Gallery (1923 S. Santa Fe Ave. #100, LA 90021). Artist Maureen Selwood will debut new works from 3-6pm.


In Culver City…another early event takes place from 2-3pm, Koplin Del Rio Gallery (6031 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232). Enjoy an art talk with Sarah Perry and Jill Moniz. Please RSVP to info@koplindelrio.com by October 16


In Santa Monica…Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave.) hosts a couple of events tonight…BergamotStationlogo copy

Start off at FIG (G-6) for a group show from 5-7pm.


In the same building…bG Gallery presents “Gay Summer Rick: City and Sea.” Gay Summer Rick’s new series of work takes the viewer “from Broadway to Speedway” (Downtown Los Angeles to Venice Beach) along freeways, side streets, and out to the sand. Take a moment to experience the surf pounding along the edge of the highway, the hum of tires on the road while speeding along the freeway toward sunset, and a quiet street with city lights glowing in evening twilight.

RiSat-Oct17-Gay-Summer-Rick AfterTheGoldenBull 48x60in LRck’s paintings depict urban habitats vibrating alongside Southern California’s ephemeral coastline. Rick intended to focus on the journey rather than the destination with this body of work. Views from the roadways and walkways traveling from downtown Los Angeles to the beaches of Venice or Malibu take us on an adventure where we are able to enjoy unanticipated perspectives along the way. We can observe and relish intimate moments; stopping to enjoy the lights on Broadway in a moment without traffic, or by walking up 6th Street toward the Bridge without the sight or sound of cars.

The dynamic relationship between the two environments of urban habitats and the coastline is heightened by the artist’s choice of using a palette knife instead of a brush. Her distinctive painting style creates an arresting color field in which the city’s sharp edges dissolve into the impressionistic embrace of sand, sea and sky.

See image: “After the Golden Bull”, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 60 Inches

The exhibition will run through November 11th. Gallery hours are 11:30-6pm Tuesday through Saturday, occasional Sundays (call the gallery 1 310 906 4211), and by appointment.

On view: October 17 – November 11

What: Opening reception
Where: bG Gallery at Bergamot Station 2525, Michigan Avenue, Space G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Saturday, Oct 17

Phone: 310-906-4211
Website: bGartGalleries.com


Also in Santa Monica…

Celebrate the 11th Anniversary of the Santa Monica Art Studios this Saturday AND Sunday! I know many of the artists at SMAS – they are fantastic. Be sure to stop by and see the art of Gregg Chadwick this weekend. Saturday’s event is at night (6-9pm) and Sunday’s event (1-5).

Sat-Oct-7-ARENA1-showArena 1 Gallery, enjoy the opening of MADE IN CUBA!/HECHO EN CUBA! Recycling Memory and Culture, an audacious pop-up show of more than seventy mixed media works by some of Cuba’s leading artists. Opening receptions on Saturday October 17th and Sunday, October 18th are in conjunction with Santa Monica Art Studios’ 11th Open Studios celebrations.

Much of the art in this exhibition incorporates recycled and found materials, an aesthetic summed up by internationally renowned Cuban artist Roberto Diago this way: “During the economic crisis, we didn’t have the materials you need to paint like we were taught in school, so we adapted our art to what we could find.” He and other artists discovered that this experience in the ’90s changed their art for the better, broadening their vision in the use not only of new “found” materials, but also new concepts.

According to curator Sandra Levinson, the generation of Cuban artists, presented in MADE IN CUBA!, “is the most educated, most worldly, and probably most recognized ever. In Cuba, they are superstars.”

What: Open Studios and Artwalk / Arena 1 Gallery Opening
Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave. SM 90405 (along Airport Ave. between Bundy Drive & 23rd St.)
When: Saturday, October 17 from 6-9pm


Another in SM, Daniel Rolnik Gallery (1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 90401) presents the art of Turtle Wayne from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm.


One more in SM, from 6-9pm, 18th Street Arts (1639 18th st) hosts an art event featuring a special Los Angeles engagement of the multimedia exhibition, Brilliant Dilletantes – Subculture in Germany in the 1980s.  See FB page for more info.. YOU MUST RSVP HERE.


Sat-Oct17-BeyondBaroque-ChrisSampIn Venice…

Beyond Baroque’s Mike Kelley Gallery hosts a solo exhibitions featuring the art of Chris Samp. 

The exhibit features a combination of referenced subjects that are intuitively meshed within a body of work. Starting with a thread of ‘dream’ inspired works that later integrate the use of a linear/geometric structure taken from a fragmented sample of U.S. military digital camouflage fabric. This geometric matrix has evolved into a kind of archetypal metaphor of forms continuing in multiple works of symbolical painterly abstraction.


On view: October 17 – Novembe 13

What: Opening reception
Where: Beyond Baroque, Mike Kelley Gallery, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: 5pm – 7pm – Saturday, Oct 17
Phone: 310-306-7330

Website: http://beyondbaroque.org


Also in Venice…

G2-Gallery-LOGOAlso continuing today…G2 Gallery’s 3rd annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival featuring 23 eco-conscious films from all over the world. The event runs through next weekend (Fri/Sat). See our Upcoming Events Page for a full listing of dates and films.

The festival, which was founded to bring together environmentally minded filmmakers from all levels of experience, will screen both feature-length documentaries and shorts over two weekends. For the first time, the festival will be awarding prizes; $500 for the Best Short, $1000 for the Best Feature, and $1000 to the winner of the Gottlieb Award for Environmental Excellence for top overall film.

The five-member handpicked jury selected the award winners:
Jason Fitzpatrick – photographer, filmmaker, participant in 2014 G2 Green Earth Film Festival
Michael Kerns – internationally exhibited photographer, conservationist
Michael Miner – award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, photographer; writer of Robocop (1987)
Deia Schlosberg – director, producer at Pale Blue Dot Media
Annie White – award-winning documentary filmmaker, founder of PlayBow Studios

EG2-FilmFEST-INHABIT1ach evening will include screenings, a free open bar, food and celebratory parties or panels, and will benefit a thematically linked nonprofit partner. There will also be special events, performances, discussions and more.  The event will feature 25 International Environmentally-Focused Movies. Panels and Parties with Free Food, Beer and Music…plus $2,500 to be Awarded to Best Films

Main film: Inhabit at 8 pm (see still).

-“Protecting First Nations Lands and Waters: Tribal Parks & Marine Protected Areas” panel discussion featuring members of InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council at 6:30 p.m.

Suggested donation $5.00 at the door to benefit InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Councill


What: Opening reception
Where: The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,90291
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Saturday, Oct 17
Phone: 310 452-2842
Website: http://www.theg2gallery.com


In the Miracle Mile / Mid Wilshire area…

Los Sat-Oct17-LAAA-Elyse-WymanAngeles Art Association is proud to present “Chestnut,” an all-media exploration of narrative in contemporary art practice. The show will be juried by Walter Maciel of Walter Maciel Gallery in Culver City.

In addition to the group show, Chestnut, LAAA will present three solo exhibitions by LAAA artists Daniel Leighton, Lori Pond, and Elyse Wyman.

Elyse Wyman’s personal exhibition Conceal / Reveal references the scope of attention the female body receives in our culture.

See image: by Elyse Wyman

Artist Daniel Leighton’s solo exhibition Permission to Enter, is a technological portal to another dimension. Lori Pond’s potent series of photographs Menace confronts us with frightening, darkened, wild animals that trigger the ancient instinct. Elyse Wyman’s personal exhibition Conceal / Reveal references the scope of attention the female body receives in our culture.

Both the group show and solo shows will open on Saturday, October 17th at Gallery 825 (6-9pm) and run through November 20th, 2015.

What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Saturday, Oct 17
Phone: 310.652.8272


One more event, just up the street…OHWOW Los Angeles (937 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90069) celerates the art of Eric Mack from 6-8pm.



Sat-Oct17-ACME-TDodge Imaginary Salt 2015 84x72 website0ACME. is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles based artist Tomory Dodge.

See image:Tomory Dodge, Imaginary Salt, 2015, oil on canvas, 84 x 72 inches

This will be the artist’s seventh solo exhibition at the gallery. Dodge has a long running interest in the notion of the elemental; that some deeper reality lies below the surface of things. In his earlier paintings, this idea was manifested in the chosen subject matter of wreckage and debris found in hallucinatory scenes of the desert, melting icebergs, outer space, etc. Eventually these more representational paintings were pushed towards a kind of abstraction that became markedly formal and without any hint of the familiar. In his latest paintings, Dodge is exploring the reversal of this process, by mining, or even conjuring forms from the abstract. For the artist, abstraction acquires meaning through its relationship to representation.

On view: October 17th – November 14th

What: Opening reception
Where: Acme, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., LA
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Saturday, Oct 17
Phone: 323-857-5942
Website: http://www.acmelosangeles.com


In Culver City…the Bruce Lurie Gallery (2736 La Cienega), features an opening for artist Gary John from 6-9pm. http://luriegallery.com


In West LA…Sat-Oct17-Jaus

JAUS presents “10 Part Invention,” a group exhibition featuring works by members of Tiger Strikes Asteroid (TSA) New York. Artists include:  Vincent Como, William Crump, Rachael Gorchov, Tai Yin Ho, Jackie Hoving, Alex Paik, Norm Paris, Matt Phillips, Andrew Prayzner, and Naomi Reis.

“10 Part Invention” conforms part of Trading Aces, a series of exchange exhibitions between New York and Los Angeles art spaces. Trading Aces is organized by ARTRA Curatorial and Ashley Garrett.

See FB Event Page.

On view: October 17 – November 29

What: Opening reception
Where: Jaus, 11851 La Grange Ave., LA 90025
When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Saturday, Oct 17
Phone: 424.248.0781
Website: www.jausart.com


In West Hollywood…Louis Stern Fine Arts (9002 Melrose Ave., 90069) hosts an art talk from 4-5pm with Cecilia Miguez.


In Hollywood…DIANE ROSENSTEIN (831 North Highland Ave., LA 90038) debuts new work from 6-8pm.


Artists Corner Gallery (6585 Santa Monica Blvd., 90038) throws an art party from 7-10pm.


Downtown…Human Resources (410 Cottage Home St., LA 90012) features a new exhibition from 7-10pm.


Also DSat-Oct17-DAC-1 1 1 Fortunatoowntown…

The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art is pleased to present two artists working in the realm of digital images.

Los Angeles based Jared Fortunato’s “Transcriptions” series explores the nature of memory, perception and emotion through finely rendered photo montage. New York artist Wade Harrell creates visual “adventures” explore the human need for finding patterns in chaos.

Wine and refreshments will be offered. There is on-street parking and several parking garages in the area. Admission is Free.

On view: October 17-November 28, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, 104 East 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 7-9 pm, Saturday – October 17
Phone: (213) 629-1102
Website: www.lacda.com