BAMFestGraphic ADDon’t forget the Pick of the Week takes place tonight….Michael Temple and Moris Tepper open at Trunk Gallery…and it goes late…gonna be a fun art party!

If you love art and beer, then this is the event for you…..BAM Fest (Beer, Art and Music Festival) takes place today at 18th Street Arts Center.

BAM Fest celebrates the best of locally-produced art and music in conjunction with a variety of delicious craft beers. With 35-plus craft breweries, 4 bands, 3 galleries, open artist studios, an artist market, and gourmet food trucks, BAM Fest is well equipped to draw record-breaking crowds in its third year as one of the West Sides’ most anticipated festivals.

In addition, artworks are available for purchase at an artist marketplace organized by past 18th Street Artist Fellow, Ana Guajardo, and the resident artists who live, work and create daily at 18th Street open their studios for attendees to experience works in progress.

FoodBAMAleHouse-187x150 Trucks on site will be: Border Grill Truck, Nom Nom Truck, Baby’s Badass Burgers,  Let’s Be Frank Dogs,  In addition, Fresh Brothers Pizza will be offering complimentary pizza samples.

Tickets are on sale at: http://18thstreet.org/events/bam-fest-2012. For more information about BAM Fest 2012 and 18th Street Arts Center visit www.18thstreet.org.

See the Upcoming Page for full list of beer, bands an all kinds of info

What: Bam Fest
Where: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 1:00 – 6:00
Phone: 310-828-1912
Website: http://18thstreet.org/

The MiraWU Toby WernerDrewescle Mile Artwalk takes place today….stop in to many of the galleries and pick up a map. Here are a few of my favorites that you should make sure to stop in…..

Tobey C. Moss Gallery holds an opening as part of the art walk featuring artists, Nicholas Brigante and Werner Drewes. Spanning the 1920’s to 1980’s, both Brigante (1895-1989) and Drewes (1899-1985) expressed their abstract visions through various media including watercolors, collages, prints and paintings.

What: Nicholas Brigante and Werner Drewes: Contrasting Abstractions

Where: Tobey C. Moss Gallery – 7321 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036

When: October 4th – December 31st, 2012

Phone: (323) 933-5523

Website: http://tobeycmossgallery.com/

WU MiracleMile LizLoftCannibal Flower and the Loft at LIz’s presents Girls Doin’ It. Artists featured are

Ariel DeAndrea, Andreanna Iakovidis, Christina Angelina. Kate Sikorski, Kimberly, Zsebe, Kristen Bockrath, Lauren Haggis, Mimi Yoon, N.S. David as well as Vega in the projects room.

Exhibit featured through October 16, 2012

What: Artist Panel Discussion, Girls Doin’ It

When: The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave., LA 90036

When: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Phone: 323-939-4403 x6

Website: http://theloftatlizs.com/

Vivacity opens today, featuring works by new artists joining Wallspace.

Enjoy Bobbi BSat 10.6 Wallspace BobbiBennettennett’s, Roots  – her powerful yet serene series of trees on panels. Also on view, terrific work by new artists  Aleta Pippin, Jodi Fuchs, Jason Mascow and Kymm Swank.

What: Miracle Mile Art walk,
Where: Wallspace, 607 Nth La Brea, LA, CA 90036, (one block south of melrose and parking available in back)
When: Open at 2:00 pm Artist reception from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323 930-0471
Website: http://www.wallspacela.com/

WU Launch ToddCarpenter0812aArt Historian Betty A. Brown, PhD. will lead a group walk- through of the exhibition giving observation and insight into the work and artist.

What: ‘Grey’ Exhibition Walk Through with Betty A. Brown, PhD.
Where: LAUNCH, 170 S. La Brea Ave., 2nd floor LA, 90036
When: 4:15  pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: (323) 899-1363
Website: www.launchla.org

Miracle Mile Art Walk After Party takes place at LAUNCH, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., this is also the closing reception for the Tarfest Art Exhibition – RSVP is required: MMAWMidCItyLA@gmail.com

For a full list of participating galleries, Click here.

SPSPARC CardARC’s 35th Year Celebration will be held at the Great Wall of Los Angeles and SPARC’s home, the Old Venice Police Station, 685 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 on three Saturdays in October: 6, 13 and 20, 2012:

Saturdays October 6th and 13th 4pm-7pm:
Special tours of SPARC’s signature work The Great Wall of Los Angeles, the longest mural in the world. Located in the San Fernando Valley and inside the Los Angeles flood control channel – a scar where the river once ran. Tours led by Judy Baca, SPARC Co-Founder/Artistic Director.

See website for ticket prices….Save the date October 20th for the big celebration…See LA Art Party’s Upcoming Page for your chance to win tickets…you have until October 18th!

What: Tours, SPARC’s The Great Wall of Los Angeles
Where: SPARC Gallery, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310-822-9560
Website: http://www.sparcmurals.org

To10.6 TopangaGallery Flyerpanga Canyon Gallery celebrates a new group exhibition entitled Photo Glass Paint from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

One of the featured artists, Karrie Ross will showcase her newest show My Trees Talking. Also on view will be works by Farideh Azad and Felice Willat.

For this exhibition, Ross offers 100 pen & ink drawings which will be available for sale and a select few will be displayed as framed originals, giclee reproductions and as greeting cards.

Also on display you’ll see the series bustier, two table-top size tree sculptures, a 60 x 48 Tree painting and a few smaller art pieces to balance it all out.

My Trees Talking, And they are Speaking Haiku! is a book that partners 80 (of the 100) whimsical pen & ink tree drawings with a haiku.

See image with Haiku somethings just feel right — like when you hug a big tree — yeah trees need hugs too

The book along with the original drawings matted with a select few framed; a 60×48 painting, two table-top assemblage “tree” sculptures and a variety of smaller paintings will be in the exhibition.

What: Opening reception, Journey
Where: Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N. Topanga Cyn Blvd., Topanga 90290
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310 455-7909
Website: http://www.topangacanyongallery.com

We’ve got some fun openings at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., in Santa Monica.

TAG Gallery holds an opening reception for artists Joe Pinkelman and Anne Ramis.

Joe Pinkelman continues a series of work he first developed in Jingdezhen, China. The city has had a significant impact on his work, particularly through his experiences at the Jingdezhen ceramic residency, Pottery Workshop.

Artist Anne Ramis’s work explores photo manipulation and digital media. Collecting vintage photographs from books and finding inspiration from such dancing legends as Isadora Duncan and Tamara Karsavina, Ramis’s mixed media works communicate liveliness over the static pose

On view: October 2 – October 27, 2012

What: Opening reception, Joe Pinkelman and Anne Ramis
Where: TAG gallery, (D-3) 2525 Michigan Ave., in Santa Monica
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.829.9556
Website: http://www.taggallery.net

Also at Bergamot, Copro will be having an opening from 8:00 – 11:00 pm.
WU WWA basement
Also in Culver City, WWA Gallery presents “The Noise in the Basement” featuring James “Jimbot” Demski, Dan Goodsell, JoKa, David Lozeau, Juan Muniz, Jeff T Owens, JC Rivera, and Saratoga Sake.

What: Ope
ning reception, The Noise in the Basement
Where: WWA Gallery,  9517 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
When: Saturday, August 18th  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-836-4992
Website: www.WWAgallery.com

Enjoy and acoustic set with Vinnie Caggiano and the Venice Roasters tonight….

What: Live music with the Venice Roasters
Where: Santinos Santa Moinca, 3021 Lincoln Blvd. & Marine in Santa Monica.
When: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/santinossantamonicaca