“MeFri-Sun-July29-312016-Mercadorcado Los Olvidados,” loosely translated as the Lost Ones Market and borrowing inspiration from the surrealist Luis Buñuel’s film of the same name, is an annual artists’ popup market taking place, fittingly, in underground Downtown Los Angeles at pskaufman gallery.

Conceived and curated by Camille Rose Garcia and Pskaufman, Mercado Los Olvidados was created for the purpose of bringing artists and their communities directly together.

Foregoing the traditional artist/gallery model, by bringing multiple artists together and allowing them to show the depth of how their work can be interpreted, Mercado Los Olvidados hopes to change the way people think of art, while changing how the art that they purchase can be incorporated into their daily lives.

Mercado Los Olvidados will feature Custom Chainstitch Embroidery, Tin Type Portraits, and even Stick and Poke Tattooing, while offering fans a chance to meet and interact with their favorite artists.

Today’s event features a woodcut workshop ($20) with Bryn Perrott 3pm-4pm; Additional info and to purchase Tickets for Mercado Los Olvidados CLICK HERE

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Inner-City Arts LA, which provides artistic enrichment for students across socio-economic boundaries.

What: “Mercado Los Olvidados”
Where: pskaufman gallery, 8th street and Werdin Place, LA, 90014
When: 12:00pm – 5:00pm


In Malibu…

The Malibu Arts Festival promises to offer something for eSat-SunJuly30-31-MalibuArtFairveryone.  45 years of incredible high-end art, 45 years of beauty, 45 years of a wonderful event – known world wide!  Produced by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce, the two-day weekend event will take place July 30-31, from 10 am to 6 pm, in front of the Malibu Civic Center.  The Optimist Club of Malibu will be serving a pancake breakfast at the site starting at 8 am.

Considered “one of the most beautiful outdoor art festivals in the nation,” the Malibu Arts Festival features over 200 award-winning painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, and other unique artisans. Artists include: Allois, Daniela Schweitzer, Jim Rajner, Monique Foerster, Debbie Arambula, Armik Malekian, Tarra’z Angelz, Paper Arboretum and many more. Julian and Milo Sposato (15 year old twins) will perform today.

The Festival is divided into six (6) unique Villages of Art! Admission is $5 per person, kids are free. Free parking fills up fast; There is a lot – $10 per car;

What: The Malibu Arts Festival
Where: 23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
When: 10:00am – 6:00pm – Sunday, July 31, 2016


In Hollywood…

THE MOTHERSHIP RETURNS is an ALL WEEKEND tribute art show dedicated to legendary Funk band Parliament-Funkadelic – the band responsible for creating classic jams including The Mothership Connection, One Nation Under A Groove, Flashlight, Atomic Dog, and more. Parliament-Funkadelic has been highly influential in modern music AND visual art, as will be witnessed in this tribute art show.

Fri-Sum-July29-31-2016-Themothershireturns-Visual artist/writer Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca created/directed this art show to include – Parliament-Funkadelic artists themselves [George Clinton aka Dr. Funkenstein, Overton Loyd who created record covers for Parliament and R. Stozo who also created record covers for P-Funk; Chris Prynoski [Titmouse animation director]; Shepard Fairey [street artist and graphic designer extraordinaire]; James Reitano [director of animated music videos by Madvillain, Biz Markie, Quasimoto and Danger Doom], graffiti artists supreme MAN ONE, KING CRE8, SKEME and EYE ONE; Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger; Syndrome Studio [directors of music videos by Eminem, Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons]; Kenny Keil [comedy writer/artist for Mad Magazine and The Devastator] well-known artists from Japan KAMI, SASU, Tadaomi Shibuya, Akiko and Hashim Bharoocha; comics creator Jim Mahfood aka Food One; and more artists from the realms of fine art, sculpture, animation and comics.

The event runs all weekend with a closing party on Sunday!

What; Opeing night art party
Where: Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Bllvd., LA, 90046
When: 4pm – 7pm – July 31, 2016
Phone: (323) 851-7223 [Store]


lowres-SunJuly31-2016-BrazilianNitesIn Long Beach…

Brazilian Nites presents 22nd Annual Brazilian Summer Festival 2016 aboard the QUEEN MARY of Long Beach. The event will feature The Brazilian percussion collective – Grammy Nomiated MONOBLOCO! Their unique fusion of samba, funk & hip-hop, an innovative brand of batucada directly from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
Plus enjoy local top Brazilian bands, authentic food, arts and crafts ans scintillating Samba Dancers!  Marcos Mariano Silva & Prakantar Band, Marauak Mário &Raggabond, Daniel Carneiro & his Samba Drumers, DJ Junior, DJ Potira, Capoeira BodySport and Ana Massette & the elite Samba Angels Dancers~ Booths, drinks and food (not included with admission)!

General Admission – $40 ($45 at the door) $60 VIP ($70 at the door)
Children 12 and under – $12 ($22 at the door)

What: Brazilian Summer Festival
Where: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway. Long Beach, CA 90802
When: 4pm-10pm – Sunday, July 31, 2016
Website:    For additional info, visit the Queen Mary website


Head East…

NowSpace is pleased to present, Summer Sculpture Show, a group exhibition 
organizeSun-July31-Nowspaced by Daniel Gibson.

The exhibition will feature feature works by: Alex Beccera, Rich Bott, Timo Fahler, Daniel Gibson, Astrelle Johnquest, Thomas Linder, Sarah Mcmenimen, Spencer Moody, Nicolas Shake, Lauren Steinberg, Kenn Taylor and Evans Wittenberg.

Refreshments will be served. This is a Free event.

On view: July 31 – August 14

What: Summer Sculpture Show
Where: NowSpace 5390 Alhambra Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90032
When: 5:00pm-8:00pm – July 31, 2016

In the Venice….Mar Vista area….

Sun-July31-2016-cnicholsprojectsc.nichols projects celebrates a group show titled “Teens Choice” curated by by Drew Heitzler.

The teenager likes to be different, like everyone he likes to be like. As such the choices he flips through are kept under remote control. This is a good idea, as the teen age is a kind of converter, the teenager rebounding back and forth between extremes and short attention spans in an attempt to mix two segregated sides of parental identification into the assimilated identity of the group member.

Artists include Justin Beal, Bjorn Copeland, Stanya Kahn, Mike Kelley, Calvin Marcus, Will Milner, Carter Mull, Zak Smith, Bruce and Norman Yonemoto.

July 31 – August 27, 2016

What: Opening reception

Where: c.nichols projects, 12613 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm- July 31, 2016
Phone: (310) 915-1930