We’ve got lots going on here in LA plus more art walks in Laguna Beach and San Pedro.
If you are in the San Pedro area, they offer a lovely artwalk, which I have been to several times. Each month the Artwalk tour starts at 6:30, meeting at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, 390 W. 7th Street.
The First Thursday Artwalk Tour for April will visit a special penthouse residence, a gallery, and even a Cabaret. The Penthouse entrance is through cast bronze elevator doors originally in the Cooper Bldg. downtown Los Angeles. The free one hour guided tour leaves the Chamber of Commerce, 7th & Mesa, at 6:30.
A special event is happening before the tour starts that you might want to attend. A free public reception will be held at the Warner Grand Theatre from 5:00 to 6:30 to honor local sculptor of the Rosa Parks statue commissioned by the U.S. Congress.
Park free after 6:00 downtown, and always free at Ports O’ Call near the San Pedro Art Association (open First Thursday), Berth 77, just north of the Ports O’Call Restaurant. The Red Car Trolley will pick you up there, and take you to (and from) downtown San Pedro. It runs from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. The Red Car Trolley will pick you up there, and take you to (and from) downtown San Pedro. It runs from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Be sure to check their website for a list of participating galleries at http://1stthursday.com/
Or head to the Laguna Beach ArtWalk….always a fun time here….just hit the main drag on South Coast Highway and you’ll find tons of galleries…
Townly Gallery usually stays open on the later side….tonight it offers a group show.
Be sure to head to their sister gallery….across the street to LGOCA (Laguna Gallery of Contemporary ARt) for another fun art party.
Enjoy wine tasting • hors d’oeuvres
What: Laguna Beach Art Walk at Townley and LGOCA
Where: Townley Gallery, 570 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California 92651/ LGOCA-Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art 611 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Phone: 949 715 1860 / 949 715 9604
Website: http://Townleygallery.com, www.lgoca.com
7 Dudley Cinema presents the world premiere of RIA LIVE CINEMA. Video artists-social engineers Will Erokan, Gerry Fialka, John Cannizzaro & poets, dancers, musicians probing the filmed close-up on the human eye, as seen in Un Chien Andalou, Man With The Movie Camera, Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels, and Blade Runner. Delve deep into the reel motives and consequences of the Ludovico treatment from A Clockwork Orange.
Free admission, but donations are always appreciated.
Where: Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291
When: 7:30 pm
GUSFORD | los angeles holds an opening reception for “Hugh Mendes: D.O.A | The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful.”
For his first solo exhibition at the gallery, Mendes will show a selection of Obituaries, an ongoing series of still lifes that the artist has been working on for over a decade.
D.O.A | The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful will focus on the Hollywood icons that Mendes has painted over the last 5 years.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Opening reception
Where: GUSFORD | los angeles, 7016 Melrose Ave., LA 90038
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In downtown LA…
Take in some spoken word and enjoy StoryPhile, an evening of poetry stories and music at the Last Book Store at 453 S.Spring St..
Hosted by Lee Boek. Performers include Anna Broome, Larry Hankin, Christine Linhardt, Dori Marler, Matt Sedillo & more.
*** There was an adjustment on the address….the event takes place at ART SHARE
What: Poetry, Music
Where: Art Share 801 E. 4th Place LA 90013 ***
When: 8:00 pm