In Venice…

Venice Arts hosts a Narrative Space Video Screening, presented in conjunction inaugural exhibition in Venice Arts’ “Fresh Perspectives Visiting Curator” program.

Thurs 12.5 VeniceArtsNarrative Space is a project of OIMOA (the Optical Image Makers of America), a newly formed curatorial collective by Los Angeles-based artists Meg Madison, Kireilyn Barber, and Gregory Walker.

See image: Video still from labor and commerce (2), by Michele Jacquis

The video screening showcases 11 artists exploring the space of possibilities from which all stories come within the narrowing-yet-unlimited syntax of the photographic apparatus. Artists in the video exhibition: Kim Abeles, James Allen, Stephanie Allespach, Kireilyn Barber, Anita Bunn, Cynthia Greig, Michele Jaquis, Ken Marchionno, Julie Orser, Laura Parker, Dominic Quagliozzi, Jeremy J. Quinn, Michiko Yao, Mary Younakof.

What: Screening
Where: Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: 7:30-10:00pm
Phone: 310-392-0846

Also in Venice…

Thurs 12.5 VMRallyKeep enjoying the holiday cheer and support the Venice community by attending the Two-Wheeled Toy Drive!

Live music by the Venice Street Legends and Kathy Leonardo. There will be an open bar sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon and food sponsored by Wurstküche!

The event is hosted by the Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club – VVMC.

All toys and proceeds to be split between the Great Venice Toy Drive, The Vera Davis McClendon Youth and Family Center Toy Drive, and the LAPD Pacific Division Toy Drive.
Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy….or you will have to pay $20 admission. The event is Free when you donate a brand-new unwrapped toy.  

What: Toy Drive – Holiday Party
Where: Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291
When: 8:00 pm

Or in Century City….Annenberg Space for Photography hosts a lecture with….you must rsvp, so check thier website –

Or get out of LA….

HeaThurs 12.5 SanPedrod to San Pedro for a holiday artwalk. There is a tour which starts at 6:30, meeting at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, 390 W. 7th Street.

Park 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.

San Pedro’s artwalk is the 1st Thursday of each month from 6pm – 9pm.

As well as Gallery 381 381 W. 6th Street San Pedro, 90731, 

Be sure to check their website for a list of participating galleries at

Or cLaguna ArtwalkLogoweb111heck out the Laguna Beach ArtWalk….

This one is pretty fun, some great galleries and art and tons of people.

Sandstone Gallery, 384-A North Coast Hwy, will be open for the art walk.

JoAnne Artman Gallery holds a book release and signing featuring America Martin will be signing a limited number of her new book; “YES.”

SeeThurs 12.5 JoanneArtman AmericaMartins Bathers in Orange and Blue image: america martin, Bathers in Orange and Blue, 2013, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 81.5″ x 72″

Also Featuring: “The Back Room” Winter Celebration Showcasing America Martin, James Verbicky, Robert Mars, Stallman, and Christopher Mudgett.

On view: December 5th – December 31st

What: Reception
Where: JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 949-510-5481

Townly Gallery (570 S. Coast Highway) and its sister gallery LGOCA (611 South Coast Hwy), across the street, both host receptions for the art walk.

Las Laguna Gallery presents Animal Fairy Tales, Fables, Fact Or Fiction. Throughout the history of the world in cultures near and far, animals have played a huge part in the world of art.

Thurs 12.5 LASLAGUNA NoahSArk.FINISH.smallSee image: Cindy Salans Rosenheim, Noah’s Ark, Illustration

From the beginning of time when man first scrawled a buffalo on cave walls to the present time; animals are characterized and depicted in stories, cartoons and movies. The rich history of animals represented in mythologies and folktales is endless. These animals awaken our creative spirit and feed our imagination.

What: Reception
Where: Las Laguna Gallery, 815 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (949) 667-1803

Also participating in the Laguna Art Walk…Stop into Cove Gallery,
1492 S. Coast Highway, Suite 8;  Another one right next door, takes place at SALTfineart 1492 South Coast Highway tonight