LThurs Dec6th CCTree Lighting 1ots going on tonight, we’ve got a tree lighting in Downtown Culver City presented by the Downtown Business Association and the City of Culver City. See Santa Claus, carolers and more. Stay afterwards for a spin on the outdoor Holiday Ice Rink.

Free in municipal structures for up to two hours. Valet parking is also available at three convenient Downtown locations.

What: Downtown Culver City Tree Lighting Ceremony
Where: Town Plaza at the intersection of Culver Blvd. and Van Buren Pl., (Next to Culver Hotel & Pacific Theatres)
When: 6:00 pm


Or in the Valley…

Thurs Dec6 Gallery319Gallery 319 celebrates the Grand Opening of their gallery. Gonna be a fun art party. The opening features the work of Stephen Holland.

Unvelling new editiion…Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini. Artist and Athlete will be in attendance.

RSVP required:

What: Grand Opening
Where: Gallery 319, 19720 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, 91364
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 1.818.347.0319


In the Miracle Mile area….Wallspace presents “Compare and Contrast,” featuring works by new artists joining Wallspace, Meg Madison and Ivan Lofstrom.

MThurs Dec6 Wallspace IvanLofstromeg Madison’s “The Stream of Life” features silver gelatin prints hand-sewn onto book pages, the additional lines of thread reflecting the past as a shadow on the moment of viewing.

In contrast, Lofstrom’s work,  6’x6′ painted canvases, are minimal in nature and maximal in presentation. This is the first showing for Lofstom and his series encompasses 44 pieces, with a selection of 14 on show at Wallspace.

What: Opening reception
Where: Wallspace, 607 Nth La Brea, LA, CA 90036, (one block south of melrose and parking available in back)
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 930-0471


In West LA…Enjoy the preview of Director/Producer John Stark newest play, “Tom, Dick and Harry Meet Mary” at the Odyssey Theatre. For more info see our Upcoming Page.

TomDickPoster101812bThe show runs through December 23rd. “Tom, Dick and Harry Meet Mary” features actors, Donna Luisa Guinan, Tom Groenwald, Alex Wells and John Landis.

Tickets: $18.00; Students and Seniors: $15.00; Performances are Thursdays through Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.This is a limited engagement.

What: Performance, Tom, Dick and Harry Meet Mary by John Stark
Where: Odyssey Theatre, 2055 Sepulveda Blvd.,  West Los Angeles, 90064
When: Thursdays through Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m
Phone: (310) 477-2055


If you are up to venturing outside of LA…we’ve got a couple of art walks for you.

If you are in the San Pedro area, they offer a lovely event, 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.

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.

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

Gallery 478 presents Los Angeles abstractionists Ned Evans and Charles Christopher Hill. Curated by Arnée and Ray Carofano, the exhibition runs through February 27, 2013.

If you don’t have a chance to stop in toight. There will also be an artist reception this Saturday as well.

What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery 478, 478 W. 7th St.,San Pedro, 90731
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Phone: 310-732-2150


Or head to the Laguna Beach Art Walk. I was just there last month…had a great time, a very cool art party. The wholeThursDec6 JoanneArtman AlbertoMurilloCoral Reef street is alive and buzzing!

JoAnne Artman Gallery is celebrating their 4th year anniversary. Laguna’s Radio Station KX 93.5 will be broadcasting live @ the gallery,

“The Back Room” group exhibition contintues Including Artists Jhina Alvarado, America Martin, James Verbicky, Maggie Taylor and Alberto Murillo.

On view: December 1st – January 31st

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

Another fun one….is Townley Gallery, who will be holding an opening reception. Curated by Shane Townley, the exhibit features the sculpture of Steven Florman. Enjoy appetizers, libations and music.

What: Opening reception
Where: Townley Gallery, 570 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California 92651
When: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Phone: 949 715 1860

Be Thurs Dec6th LagunaWalk Sandstone KLHeagensure to pop into Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art across the street.  LGOCA is located at 611 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651; 949.715.9604;

Sandstone Gallery presents “Emergent Figures,” the abstract paintings and sculptures by Howard Hitchcock as well as “Optical Diversions,” which feautures the abstract landscapes of KL Heagen.

Also exhibiting are contemporary artists Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Mada Leach, Anne Moore, Stephanie Paige, and Lynn Welker. Meet the artists. Refreshments served.

On view: December 5th – December 31st

What: Opening reception
Where: Sandstone Gallery, 384-A North Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm