In Pasadena…Paseo Arts & Holly Fest continues today for its 2nd day. Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91101; 11:00 am-6:00 pm.

In the Valley….

Michael Flechtner and Linda Sue Price invite the public to their Open Studio event.

Left: Jigu Zagu by MicSun-Dec14-SuePrice-LAARThael Flechtner

Right: Consistency is not a Virtue by Linda Sue Price

Both artists use neon tubes as their primary media and their different approaches to neon show two compelling and original viewpoints. Refreshments will be served and there will be a demonstration of neon tube bending.

What: Open Studio
Where: 7712 Gloria Avenue, #4, Van Nuys, CA
When: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 562-440-3391

In Venice….

CANALParadePixThe annual Venice Canal Boat parade takes place from 4-7pm.

If you don’t know where the Venice Canals are …they run between Venice Blvd. and Washington Blvd. and between Pacific Ave and Ocean.

Parking is tricky, so bicycling is encouraged. The parade starts at the intersection of Eastern and Carroll canals. It gets pretty crowded, so get there early.

In Marina Del Rey…

Qart Gallery hosts a grand opening anSunDec14-Qartshow-2d inaugural art show. The opening event will benefit the Stan Lee Foundation.

Artists include: Wyland, Peter Max, Marta Wiley, Marty Katon etc.

LIve painting by Marty Katon.

What: Opening reception
Where: QArt Gallery, 480 W. Washington, Marina Del Rey
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Just East of Hollywood…

At the Underground Museum…Critical Resistance Los Angeles (CRLA) invites you to a night of art, music, and performance to celebrate its work to fight prison and jail expansion in the LA area.

Sun-Dec14-UndergroundMuseum-GainesCharlesSee image: Charles Gaines, Airplane Crash Set G, 2005, Digital print and graphite on paper, 25 in x 49.25 in

The event will feature a live silent art auction of works by over 70 artists, including Charles Gaines, Zoe Leonard, Vaginal Davis, Abigail DeVille, Sam Durant, Meg Madison, and Sayre Gomez.

The event will also feature a poetry reading and book signing by 2014 National Book Award finalist Fred Moten, as well as performances by Los Angeles Poverty Department members Anthony Taylor and Kevin Michael Key. The funds from the auction will benefit CRLA’s ongoing efforts to build a grassroots movement against the prison industrial complex (PIC).

What: Artist reception
Where: The Underground Museum, 3508 W. Washington Blvd., LA 90018
When: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 989-9925

Have a fabulous weekend….Celebrate the season!!!