In Santa Monica…Sun-June5-GoSaMo Coast

Take in an all day event titled Coast presented by Metro.

Santa Monica residents and visitors will be able to enjoy two miles of car-free streets around the Downtown Santa Monica Expo station while discovering local food, music, shops culture, dance, and games along the route.

This local event transforms downtown Santa Monica into a park for the day – with music, restaurants, shops, dance and games with family and friends. Stroll with Samba dancers, picnic, and feel the breeze as you move through the streets!  Explore the interactive Coast Zones celebrating culture, sustainability and mobility, as well as other attractions along the route.

Parking Options: Participants are encouraged to use public transit or nonmotorized transportation to reach the event. The new bike path along Metro’s Expo route will be open and 107 miles of bikeways throughout Santa Monica. You can take any Metro rail line and connect to the Expo line and your bike is allowed on all Metro trains. Take Metro buses or Big Blue Bus or walk.

Sun-June5-Coast-SMMap-2Coast is presented by Metro in collaboration with the City of Santa Monica. Coast is produced by Community Arts Resources for the City of Santa Monica. Thanks to the Santa Monica Department of Cultural Affairs, the Office of Sustainability and the Environment, the Transportation Mangement Office, and many others.

Visit the FB Event Page for additional updates!

What: Coast
Where: Downtown Santa Monica 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 – (see map)
When: 9:00am – 3:00pm – June 5, 2016
Phone: (310) 458-8411


Or in Altadena & Pasadena…enoy a FREE all day event at the Altadena/Pasadena Open Studios Art Tour. This is the final day of the two day event which features over 65 artists at 25 locations. 11-5pm;


In Long Beach…

It’s the final day of Art Gathering. This new multi-media art festival takes place on the Queen Mary, in Long Beach and will spotlight over 150 artists, galleries, independent artists, artisans, 280 tattooists from around the world, performance art and large interactive installations. Her Majesty, the Art Deco masterwork the Queen Mary is the floating hostess as galleries from North America, Europe and Asia display works from the masters of Tattoo, Modern, and Contemporary, Street art, as well as pieces by a new generation of emerging artists. See our Upcoming Event Feature for additional info.

june2-5-ArtGatheringParticipating artists include, Jeff Gillette, Blek le rat, NYCHOS, Ron English-Street Artist, Chet Zar-Dark Artist, Michael Hussar-Darker Artist, Carlos Torres-Tattooer, Bob Tyrrell-Tattooer, Sket One-Street Artist, Mike Bello-Kustom car Builder, Paul Booth-Tattooer, SHAG-Artist. The Gregorio Escalante Gallery, the La Luz De Jesus Gallery, the Copro Gallery will hold showings in the Grand Ballroom. Ron English and Chet Zar will have pop-up stores and be signing limited edition collectables and posters all weekend long. 

Tickets are $25/day, $60 for 3-day pass. Children 16 and under free with adult.  Friday thru Sunday: 11am to 10pm  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Where: Queen Mary, Long Beach, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach CA 90802
When:   11am-10pm – Sunday, June 5, 2016



LA Artcore is pleased to announce a tandem-solo exhibit with Roger Chouinard and Sandra Lauterbach that uncovers both artists’ unique approaches to materiality. Chouinard’s over-fifty-year career in advertising, illustration, animation and concept design informs his assemblages of an animated and imaginative character.

Chouinard’s process looks to a sense of aesthetic and formal possibility in everyday and found objects. His constructions produce an innate humanity that is at the core of Chouinard’s art.

Contrastingly, Sandra Lauterbach’s textile constructions are inspired by nature and an organic process. Lauterbach’s abstract structures form self-contained worlds that appear to continually evolve.

Coversation with the artists at 2:00pm

What: Opening reception
Where: LA Artcore Brewery Annex is located at 650 A South Avenue 21, LA, 90031
When: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Sunday, June 5, 2016
Phone: 323.276.9320


In Highland Park…Avenue 50 Studio (131 N. Avenue 50), Mercedes Gertz hosts the first of a two part workshop from 2-4pm. $20 Admission. Contact Kathy Gallegos at 323-258-1435.


In Hollywood…

Sun-June5-FMFineARtsFM Fine Art Gallery presents a Celebration of Nature’s Brilliant Colors and Hidden Beauty From Around the World.

Byron and Susu are a thirteen-time Emmy award-winning cinematography team with over twenty years in the television and film industry. As nationally renowned cinematographers for National Geographic Discovery Channel, and History Channel, we help set the gold standard for excellence in multimedia documentation. Your legacy deserves to be caputed by the best.

They share their private collection of abstract nature and landscape artwork. Images are from Alberta, Croatia, Slovenia, South Africa, and the United States.

RSVP for event at

On view: June 5 – June 27

What: Opening reception
Where: FM Fine Art Gallery, 834 N. La Brea Ave., LA, 90038
When: 2:00pm – 6:00pm – Sunday, June 5, 2016


In little Tokyo…At L.A. Artcore’s other location…

Sun-June5-LAArtcore-JaeHwa-YooEnjoy a solo exhibition featuring Jae Hwa Yoo’s acrylic paintings. The L.A.-based artist has amassed a four decade-long body of work that has explored abstraction through the presence and absence of material and form. Yoo’s current body of work investigates parallel aesthetic discourses of both process-based art and Minimalism, both of which are inflected with the inner dialogues of the artist. Yoo’s process amasses individual vertical marks covering most of the canvas’ expanse and suggest handwriting, upright figures or sticks. And yet these notations are also markers of time. This dialogue between symbolism and utility is contained and set inside the canvas, between wide margins that echo the painting’s borders. In effect, the questions that Yoo’s paintings proffer are found in an awareness or knowledge of one’s self within one’s physical environment.

Coversation with the artist at 4:00pm

What: Opening reception
Where: LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts, 120 Judge John Aiso St. LA 90012
When: 3:00pm – 5:00pm – Sunday, June 5, 2016
Phone: 323.276.9320


Have a great weekend and I’ll see ya in the galleries!  P.S. will NOT be offering a weekly post for the weekend of June 17 – June 19! However we will spotlight some selected events posted for that week. Time for Mama’s summer break – and boy do I need it! Our office will be open, just contact Chris Carr at (682) 587-7766 for anything you may need. will resume with it’s usual Thursday weekly post on June 23.…and all our weekly subscribers will receive a SNEAK PEEK E-Blast as usual one day prior to our post on Wednesday June 22. Interested in finding out about events one day prior to our weekly post..? Just email with I WANT TO RECEIVE A WEEKLY E-Blast in the memo! Ciao for now!