Time for the Downtown Art Walk…here’s one of my fave’s but be sure to check. http://downtownartwalk.org/

B L A C K S T O N E G A L L E R Y presents an opening reception for “FastFood Paintings” work by John Kilduff.

A pThurs 12.12 johnkilduff-blackstonegalleryerformance instillation by Mr. Lets Paint. Mr. Lets Paint, AKA John Kilduff, is a contemporary artist from the Southern California area. Kilduff’s work is very painterly, yet installation and performance are a natural aspect to his process. As the creator of “Mr. Lets Paint TV” Kilduff has managed to produce a consistent level of bizarre. Now, Mr. Lets Paint gives us “Fastfood Paintings”, an interactive performance installation that mends the glitz and glamour of a fastfood restaurant with the magic of a painter covered in oil paint.

Mr. Lets Paint invites us to his “Fastfood Paintings,” a performance that brings the audience directly to his paintbrush, allowing us to interact with the wild imagination of its creator.

http://letspainttv.com/  http://johnkilduff.com/

On view: Dec. 12th – Jan 4th

What: Opening reception
Where: Blackstone Gallery – 901 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015
When: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (909) 746 6308
Website: http://blackstonegalleryla.com/

In Santa Monica…

Thurs 12.12 ChrisWyrick SpaceInvadersDesign Matters is proud to present “Solo Group Show,” new works by Chris Wyrick.

See image: Chris Wyrick, Space Invaders

Solo Group Show exposes and highlights the various personas Wyrick embodies through the creation of artworks in disparate media. The question of identity is continually analyzed as one encounters the contrast between styles and media employed by the artist.

On view: Dec 12th – Jan 10th

What: Opening reception
Where: Design Matters Gallery, 11527 Pico Blvd., LA 90064
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Website: http://designmattersla.com/

In Venice…

Stop byThurs 12.12 MusicalMelodians the Talking Stick for some live music! Party like its 1928, with Dutch Newman and The Musical Melodians with Mikal Sandoval, a live authentic 20’s 30’s band.

Free Parking;  BYO wine for $8 corkage

For more info see http://www.musicalmelodians.com

Admission $10

What: Performance
Where: The Talking Stick 1411c Lincoln Blvd. Venice 90291
When: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (310) 415-2095
Website: http://www.thetalkingstick.net/  

In the Valley…

Thurs 12.12 EdieAdamsPlayclothes Vintage Fashions, a vintage clothing store based in Burbank, hosts a fashion show featuring the personal and professional costumes and garments owned by performer Edie Adams.

The fashion show will highlight some of the garments worn both on and off stage by Edie Adams throughout her career. Playclothes recently acquired items of the wardrobe of Edie Adams this past year and will be celebrating the acquisition with the public in a fun-filled evening to ring in the holiday season.

The event will feature live entertainment, wine and cheese appetizers, sponsored by Luna Vine Wine Bar (www.lunavinewinebar.com), a screening of the DVD box set Here’s Edie: The Edie Adams Television Collection and more. Both DVDs and select garments from Edie’s collection will be for sale.

What: Fashion show, reception
Playclothes Vintage Fashions, 3100 West Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA, 91505
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Website: http://vintageplayclothes.com/