The Downtown Art Walk takes place tonight and you can expect a festive one…DAWlogoBe sure to check their website.

Art Walk Lounge (634 S. Spring St) will feature a release of the book “Billboard Bandits” and art show in conjunction with Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art. On display will be replica billboards by sculptor Andrew Oakes showcasing the work of some of the books’ featured artists and concept sketches of billboards featured in Billboard Bandits

Takeuchi Galleries presents a group show “The CHRIST-mas SHOW” The Reason for the Season,” benefiting Wings of Love International, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps survivors of abuse.” Celebrate an incredible showcase of talented and God gifted Christian artists.

Thurs Dec13 TAKEUCHIfrontCHRIST-masSHOWArtists include: Angelica Sotiriou, Anthony Fernandez, Ashley Avis, Carol Hungerford, Eddie Rodriguez, Father Michael Courey, Janice Nowinski, Sardine Mamigonian and Laura Kowalski.

What: Group Show reception
Where: Takeuchi Galleries, 901 S. Broadway
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: (424)653-7338

Also be sure to check out Fahmina Eco Leather  at this great Holiday Sale.FahminaEco DesignerSoiree 2012

Fahmina invites you to Studio 15’s Designer Soiree

Just in time for the holidays…enjoy a sample sale with 13 fabulous designers under one roof.

What: Designer Soiree
Where: 236 W 15th St. LA, 90015
When: 4:00pm – 8:00pm

In Santa Monica…

Thurs Dec13 ArtandAdvocacyArt & Advocacy Series at Bergamot Station. Artists Inspiring Change presents Lisa Kristine, Acclaimed Humanitarian Photographer.

Hosted By: Anne Archer, Mark & Donna Isham, Terry Jastrow, Robert Berman, Vanessa Stoller, Ed Moses, Randall Scerbo and Peggy Callahan.

Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting harsh realities of modern-day slavery. Lisa¹s work is among the most sought after and collected in the world and has been auctioned by Christie¹s New York to benefit the United Nations.

Artists for Human Rights was formed as a non-profit organization with the purpose of promoting the Universal Declaration of human rights awareness around the world.

What: Benefit
Where: Bergamot Station, Writer’s Boot Camp Bldg., 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica,
CA 90404
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Or in Venice….

ShulamThurs Dec13th Shulamit FaridKiait Gallery formally invites you to participate in Cheh Khabar//What’s New: A curated evening of conversations and presentations by gallery artists and guest speakers. Each artist’s presentation must answer the question: What’s new?

MC: Roxana Rastegar; Featured Artists: Farid Kia, Jessica Shokrian, Soraya Sarah Nazarian and author Dora Mossanen
See image by Farid Kia.

On view: October 15, 2012 – January 5, 2013

What: Artist Talk
Where: Shulamit Gallery 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.281.0961

Thurs DEC13-Poster2012 TalkingStickHow bout some great music?….Also in Venice….

Spice up your holiday with jazz age roaring vintage and original tunes! Enjoy a Holiday Speakeasy Show with Dutch Newman and the Musical Melodians.

Mistletoe with prize for most kissable person! BYO wine for $8 corkage fee. Surprise special guests! Dancing!

$10 Admission; Free parking

What: Holiday Speakeasy Show with Dutch Newman and the Musical Melodians
Where: The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge 1411 c Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
When : 7:30 PM – 10 PM
Phone: (310) 450-6052