Many of you may know my best friend Tina Lynch, who also works for LAArtParty. Tina will be joining 20,000 caring people for the 2016 AIDS Walk Los Angeles. She has set an ambitious fundraising goal and she needs your help to achieve it! Tina will be walking in honor of her Uncle – Robert Lynch, who has been living with HIV/AIDS since 1986.
The statistics are clear: HIV/AIDS is still a serious challenge here in the U.S.
– Every 9 ½ minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV.
– Half of those infected with HIV are under the age of 24.
– One in seven of those infected with HIV is unaware of their infection.

Tina needs your help to support this important cause. Together, these numbers will turn around. Checks for any amount can also be made out to “AWLA” with Tina Lynch’s name in the memo and sent to: AIDS Walk Los Angeles, P.O. Box 933005, Los Angeles, CA 90093….or to securely donate online directly on Tina’s personal page, CLICK HERE.


In the West Adams district….

CSun-Oct23-2016-LAGoal-MuzeuMMome celebrate the insightful, honest, beautiful artwork of L.A. GOAL Artists, and engage in creative conversation about life! Experience the world through the eyes and voices of Artists with developmental disabilities.

The inspiring gallery setting will create an experiential learning experience for all attendees, enabling a dialogue that empowers Artists and viewers alike. Fine art, ceramics, and weaving alongside zines, calendars, cards and other new home and gift sets will be available for purchase. All purchases directly support L.A. GOAL’s art programs and the Artists’ employment, and are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

This is a free event. Wine & cheese will be served.

What: Inside Out Productions Annual Art Show

Where: MuzeuMM, 4817 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
When: 10:00am-4:00pm – Sunday, October 23 2016
Phone: 310.838.5274



Downtown…Artisanal LA Fall Show hosts it’s 2nd day today…October 23, from 11:00am – 6:00 pm upstairs in the penthouse. Tickets cost $15. CLICK HERE for more info. Artisanal LA, 110 East 9th St., Penthouse, LA 90079;


Last chance to catch the Brewery Art Walk.

TheSat-Oct22-2016-Brewery-ARTWalk biannual Brewery Art Walk holds its second and final day…For over thirty years the world’s largest art community, located in Los Angeles, is once again opening its studios to the public. This is not your average Artwalk! Each year the event atrracts over 5,000 people to the Brewery Arts Complex which offers over 150 open studios.

I’ve been many times before and highly reccommend it. A former Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery/bottling plant, the Brewery is located in Downtown LA. There are so many interesting and creative artists working out of the Brewery.

It’s truly a great community of artists. Many live in their studio spaces. Each unit is completely different with many of the original aged pipes and hardware, exposed brick and vintage doors and windows.

The Brewery Artwalk is FREE and open to the public! It’s located northeast of downtown Los Angeles, off the 5 Freeway’s Main Street exit.

Check out the FB Page.

What: The Brewery Art Walk
Where: The Brewery, 2100 North Main Street, LA, 90031
When: 11:00am until 6:00pm – Saturday October 22, + Sunday, October 23, 2016


Upper west welcomes a new artist with an opening reception on Sunday October 23, 2016 from 4-7pm.

Sun-Oct23-2016-UpperWest-CharliePatton-flyerSee the Huffington Post article about this event. I also wrote about it in the Argonaut Newspaper.

As most of our readers may know, Upper West is a huge supporter of artists. The restaurant hosts rotating art shows and celebrates each new artist with reception. I am excited to share with you the art of Charlie Patton.

Patton, a Santa Monica resident, has been painting since he was a child. At the young age of nine years old, Patton’s earliest inspiration came from his teacher, a German expressionist painter named Emma Schlitz.

Patton is an avid painter creating works on weekly basis. He officially began selling his art in 1998. Working in various media, the artist is not only a talented painter, but is also a sculptor and shoots photography. He also designs furniture and paints murals. He will be exhibiting works from several different series as part of “Visceral.” The paintings include abstract, collage, as well as classical paintings.

The artist said when creating new work, he likes to paint with acrylic for the quick drying aspect, so he can move quickly making decisions on color and application. He also paints with oil.

He also told me that another work, What is Love, was created out of a feeling of loss. It was inspired by that uncomfortble feeling, when one person falls in love with someone and that feeling is not returned on the same level. I think each one of us can say that we have all been in this position at one time or another. 

SeOct23rd CharliePatton WhatisLove UpperWeste image: by Charlie Patton, What is Love, 50” x 78” Mixed Media

The painter has attended art openings at Upper West Restaurant before and said he is looking forward to showing his work there….and like most of us, he is a big fan of Chef Nick Shipp’s cuisine.

Patton has exhibited work at FAB Gallery in  Santa Monica, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Jeane Madsen Gallery in Santa Monica, Flower and Hewes Gallery in Malibu, and Town Center Gallery in Santa Clarita.

Enjoy an opening reception for “Visceral” featuring the paintings of Charlie Patton. The exhibition will remain on view through mid February 2017, at Upper West Restaurant. For additional info about the artist, visit

What Opening reception
Where: Upper West, 3321 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90404
When: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Phone: 310 586-1111


Music Magique & The TRIBE dedicate this relief effort to the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Join Freebo (Bonnie Raitt, CSN), Marc Mann (Danny Elfman, Jeff Lynne), Rob Bonfiglio (Wilson Phillips), Ginger Blake & Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford (The Honeys), Jeff Alan Ross (Peter Asher, Badfinger), John Wicks (The Records), Dave Pearlman (Dan Fogelberg), John Day Crossen (Boxtops), Al. Keith (Sugar Ray), John Pratt, Kevin Wachs, Jay Cohen, Lauri Reimer, Michael Stern, Lois Blaisch, poet Stephen Kalinich, Gary Stockdale, Adam Daniel, Scotty Mitchell, John McNeely, Steve Goddard & Pete Wagonhurst.

100% of the funds raised will benefit Pure Water for the World.
Hurricane Matthew, the strongest hurricane to hit the Caribbean since Felix in 2007, left a trail of destruction in Haiti & stunned those emerging from the aftermath. With hundreds dead, tens of thousands left homeless & outbreaks of cholera claiming more lives… these people urgently need food, water, medicine & shelter. Through the power of music we make a difference.

Tickets are $10 (proceeds going to Pure Water for the World), plus there is a two item minimum, or $20 minimum. Click HERE to make a reservation.

What: Hurricane Matthew Relief Concert for Haiti performed by The Tribe
Where: The E Spot Lounge (upstairs from Vitello’s Italian Restaurant) 4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, California 91604
When: Sunday, October 23, 7:30-10pm
Info: Facebook Page


Have a great weekend…Ciao for now!