In Santa Monica….

At the Robert Berman Gallery, Venice Family Clinic holds its 3rd Annual Surf & Skate Silent Art Auction.

ThThurs 8.29 Berman SKATEAuction artonlyendlesssummere annual Surf & Skate silent art auction features custom surfboards and skate decks designed by professional surfers, skateboarders and artists.

This year’s theme is “The Endless Summer,” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the sensational surf film created in 1964 by filmmaker Bruce Brown. The poster was designed by iconic graphic artist John Van Hamersveld, also the 2013 Venice Art Walk Signature Artist. Featuring a performance by The King’s English.

The Surf & Skate Host Committee includes: Robert Berman, Bruce Brown, Kristy Campbell, Laddie John Dill, Mark X Farina, John Van Hamersveld, Robb Havassy, David Hertz, Jeff Ho, Jason Lewis, Andy Moses, Pat Ngoho and Jennifer Wolf.

Be aware there is a $15 donation to Venice Family Clinic includes admission, a drink & a raffle ticket.

What: Opening reception
Where: THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.9128

In West Hollywood…

Thurs 8.29 Sparta RichardGriecoGallerie Sparta hosts an artist talk featuring Richard Grieco. Probably best known for his role on the TV show “21 Jump Street,” Grieco has been painting for over twenty years.

The actor turned painter had an star studded opening reception last week.

You must RSVP at

What: Art Talk
Where: Gallerie Sparta, 8641 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 816-217-8362

In Century City…Annenberg Space for Photography (2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century Plaza)hosts an art talk with Ben Hassett from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Or in the Miracle mile area…

ThurAug29 WallspaceWallspace Gallery hosts an opening reception for a solos show entitled “Conversations and Complications” featuring the work of Dan Monteavaro.

Incorporating images from mass media and comic book imagery, Monteavaro plays with the familiarity of those images and the comfort that comes when looking at pixel-based art.

Parking available in back

On view: August 29th – September 5th

What: Artist reception
Where: Wallspace, 607 Nth La Brea, LA, CA 90036, (one block south of Melrose)
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 930-0471

In Hollywood…

PROJECT Gallery celebrates the ninth anniversary of Indian Larry’s death with a special musical performance by BITCH performing biker music.

ThThurs 8.15 ProjectGallery IndianLarrye event takes place in conjunction with its current exhibition, “INDIAN LARRY: Photographs by Timothy White.”

Come celebrate acclaimed celebrity photographer Timothy White and the Los Angeles premiere of his retrospective of legendary motorcycle builder, Indian Larry.


PARKING: street or lot half a block down on cahuenga.


What: Opening reception
Where: PROJECT Gallery 1553 north cahuenga Blvd. cross street selma
When: 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Phone:  323-462-1100

In Venice, starting at 7:30 pm….pop by the Talking Stick, for some live music with Mikal Sandoval’s Speakeasy. $10.00 admission.