You have one last chance to catch the final day of three weekend festivals….

PHOTO INDEPENDENT celebrates photography with its all weekend art fair at Raleigh Studios.  A complete collector experience for fine art phot2016-PhotoIndependent--FranzSzony-axidermyo enthusiasts, PHOTO INDEPENDENT brought back PHOTOBOOK INDEPENDENT once again this year to provide a comprehensive look at the photography landscape including the best independent fine art photographers that are not represented by galleries. 

See image right:  Franz Szony, Taxidermy

Enjoy over 100 photographers and 50 fine art photography publishers participating in PHOTOBOOK INDEPENDENT. The shows will also present a special Mobile Photography exhibition and specialized programs including panel discussions and workshops.

General admission: The Weekend Pass admits one person to Photo Independent for April 30 and May 1, 2016. A Weekend Pass ticket is $30, with a $5 discount when purchased online. The VIP Pass is $60, with a $10 discount when purchased online. Or come to the opening night party on Friday (7-10pm) and come back throughout the entire weekend for $105 (with a $10 discount when purchased online)   

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Where: Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038
When: 11am-6pm


It’s tApri28-May1-MalibuGuitarFestival-posterhe final day of the Malibu Guitar Festival presented by D ‘Angelico Guitars. Malibu Guitar Festival co-founder Doug DeLuca, a music and guitar lover who lives in Malibu, partnered with good friend John Watkin in an effort to bring a high level music and entertainment experience to the seaside town.

You can read more about the festival on our Upcoming Events Page.

Today’s event runs from 10:30am – 2:30pm – Beatles Brunch at The Sunset, 6800 Westward Beach Road, Malibu, CA 90265
The closing festival brunch pays homage to The Beatles with a “Beatles Gear” presentation by musician/author Andy Babiuk based on his critically acclaimed book, which is the first to tell the full story of how The Beatles made their music. Babiuk details exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers and keyboards were used at key points of their revolutionary career. Additional highlights include a performance of Beatles songs by Wings guitarist Laurence Juber with Lyric Dubee; a Beatles tribute performance by The Tearaways; additional performances by Fabrizio Sotti and Daniel Paige; and an art exhibit curated by Robert Knight/Maryanne Bilham featuring exclusive photos of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, among others. Laurence Juber will also share never-before-seen photos of The Beatles taken during his stint with Wings. In person author appearances and onsite book signings with Andy Babiuk (Beatles Gear), Lisa Johnson (108 Guitars) and Robert Landau (Rock ‘n Roll Billboards Of The Sunset Strip).

To purchase tickets for the Beatles Brunch at The Sunset, CLICK HERE!

What: Malibu Guitar Festial
Where: The Sunset, 6800 Westward Beach Road, Malibu, CA 90265
When: 10:30am – 2:30pm

In Venice…

It’s the final day of a new art fair – PAF LA OPEN at Venice Arts.

PAF LA OPEN features paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, textiles and crafts direct from the artist.

The event opened Friday and and will run through Sunday.
Saturday 30th April, 12pm – 6pm; Sunday 1st May, 12pm – 6pm

Aritsts include Michele Castagnetti. Richard Mann, Stuart Marcus, Rohitash Rao, and many more. 

For more info, visit the FB Page.

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Where: Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: 12pm – 6pm


Downtown/Boyle Heights area…Parrasch Heijnen Gallery (1326 South Boyle Ave., LA 90023) hosts an art talk in conjunction with its current exhibition “Joan Snyder: Womansong” from 1-3pm.


Downtown….(at the Brewery location)

Sun-May1-2016-LAArtcore-Brewery-MikeSaijo-SyutaMitomo-HarukoSasakawaLA Artcore is pleased to announce a three-artist group show (Mike Saijo, Syuta Mitomo, Haruko Sasakawa), that extends the art-object as a vehicle of broader global concerns. What emerges is a pattern of investigations on the nature of perception, community, economics and culture in a world that is increasingly technological, interconnected, and interdependent. Drawing upon the internet-transformed nature of collective participation, artist Syuta Mitomo’s project Meme, proposes a collective painting in which the artist employs a cylindrical apparatus with a canvas fastened down. As the piece is spun, viewers hold their chosen drawing tool to its moving surface.

Conversation with the Artist Series at 2pm

On view: May 1st – 29th, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: LA Artcore Brewery Annex, 650A South Ave 21, LA 90031
When: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Phone: 323-276-9320

Or head to the other location…

L.A. Artcore is pleased to present a solo exhibit by Echo Lew. Lew’s “Light Drawings” use light, photography and physical movement to create energetic gestural abstractions. Lew’s pieces evoke elusive phenomena in nature such as masses of birds moving as one in the sky, invisible gravitational forces, waves, or electromagnetic pathways while equally emphasizing the artist’s hand gestures.
Lew’s art career of twenty-eight years finds the L.A. artist synthesizing the relationship between the body and mark-making through nontraditional means.

Conversation with the Artist Series at 4 p.m.

On view: May 1st – 29th, 2016

What: Reception
Where: LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts, 120 Judge John Aiso St. LA 90012

When: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – May 1, 2016

Phone: 323.276.9320




Sat-April23-RosamundFelsenGallery-photoby-GrantMudfordRosamund Felsen Gallery hosts a gallery talk with Tim Ebner & Molly Barnes at 3pm. The talk is being held inconjunction with its current exhibition featuring Tim Ebner’s most recent works consisting of a steel sculpture, ceramic sculptures, and oil and acrylic paintings.

See image: Tim Ebner, Photo by Grant Mudford, Courtesy of Rosamund Felsen Gallery.

Many of these works speak to Ebner’s fondness of the sea. Through his visual investigations in these separate mediums, Ebner once again fills the gallery with his mesmerizing environments and his charismatic creatures.

On view: April 23 – May 29, 2016

RSVP to to attend the gallery talk.

What: Art Talk
Where: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, 1923 S. Sante Fe Av #100, Los Angeles, CA 90021
When: 3:00pm – May 1, 2016
Phone: 310-828-8488


In Hollywood…ltd los angeles (7561 Sunset Blvd #103, LA 90046) hosts a book release for “The Drawing Cure” from 4-6pm.


Go forth – seek art – enjoy your art party hop!