TheDAWlogo Downtown Art Walk takes place tonight…..if you have not been in a while, it’s always hoppin’ and i highly recommend it.

It takes place every 2nd Thursday of the month. If you are free…head down for some fun art parties!  Be sure to check the website.  http://downtownartwalk.org/

Lots of FREE music out there too See our Upcoming Events Page for FREE Music all over Los Angeles. Tonight marks the first Santa Monica Pier Concert. See our SM Pier Concert Listing.

Thurs 7.11 gali studio 4-2013 1In Santa Monica….

Celebrate the grand opening of Galligan Living Gallery. Artist Chris Galligan is a big animal lover….I like him already.

Galligan is connected to the animal world through his painting.
RSVP (310) 452-7700

What: Opening reception
Where: Galligan Living Gallery, 3018 Pico Blvd., SM 90405
When: 5:00 pm 11:00 pm
Phone: (310) 452-7700
Website: http://www.galliganliving.comgg

In Beverly Hills….

M+B holds an opening reception for “APPARATUS,” a group exhibition curated by Tim Barber.

SThurs 7.11 MB-BreaSouders-Evite2ee image: Brea Souders, Rosie, 2012, archival pigment print, 16 x 20 inches, edition of 8

The exhibition features artists Daniel Arnold, Asger Carlsen, Jeanette Hayes, Jerry Hsu, Sandy Kim, Andrew Kuo, Ryan McGinley, Santiago Mostyn, Jason Nocito, Brad Phillips, Charlie Roberts, Brea Souders, Aurel Schmidt, Kate Steciw, Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton.

On view: July 11 – August 13

What: Opening reception
Where: M+B 612 North Almont Drive, LA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 550 0050
Website: www.mbart.com

Annenberg iris nights logoIn Century City…Annenberg Space for Photography, (2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century Plaza) holds an art talk from 6:30-8pm. http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/


Or in West Hollywood…

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center hosts an opening reception tonight. The new exhibition is entitled Electric Summer: The Art of Nona Hendryx and Gina Raphaela.

See image: Untitled, by Nona HendryxThurs 7.11 Untitled Nona Hendryx

Gina Raphaela’s art is color-filled, passionate, expressing sense memories of her vibrant Sicilian heritage. She is the co-founder of Art For Shelters, which seeks to install art in shelters throughout NYC and beyond.

Best known for her work in music (Labelle), Nona Hendryx utilizes digital technology in her artwork, finding that new media has reawakened her love of drawing and painting with prolific and wonderful results. The event will include a music performance by Nona Hendryx! (Labelle, “Lady Marmalade”).

On view: July 11-August 17

What: Art opening
Where: The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Advocate & Gochis Galleries
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Website: www.lagaycenter.org/art

RAW: Hollywood Presents ELEVATION at Level 3 (6801 Hollywood Blvd., LA, 90028) from 7:30-11pm. Over 45 independent artists will gather at Level3 for a night of music, dance, fashion, and visual arts. http://www.rawartists.org/hollywood

In Bel Air…

LA Wine Tasting and Luxe Hotel host a wine event tonight….

EnThurs 7.11 WineTastingLAjoy a Live Cabaret Show with “Paris Loves LA”. French-born singer Adele Jacques will perform 60’s French Pop songs.

As well as a fashion show featuring Clever Vintage Clothing.

Each admission ticket includes one glass of wine and complimentary appetizers for the 1st hour. Additional glasses of wine and gourmet bites can be purchased at the bar throughout the evening.

Admission is NOW being accepted online only and runs $25.00. (Tickets are selling out, so get on it). There is also another ticket for  $68.00 which includes two events. 07.11 St Tropez Soiree + 07.27 Wine Aroma Class ($100 VALUE)

Click here for more info and to buy tickets.

What: Wine, Music
Where: Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 W Sunset Blvd., LA 90049
When: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Website: http://lawinetasting.com/
 

In the Miracle Mile area…..

TheFaheyKlein winters ex last launch 01 Fahey/Klein Gallery hosts an opening reception for it’s newest exhibition entitled “Last Launch” featuring Dan Winters.

See image: Dan Winters, Endeavour on her pad, May 15, 2011, Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 15, 24 x 20

On view: July 11th – August 31st

What: Opening reception
Where: Fahey/Klein Gallery, 148 N. La Brea Ave., LA 90036
When: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323.934.2250
Website: http://www.faheykleingallery.com/

Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) hosts an artist talk for four solo exhibitions at Gallery 825. 

TWU Sat 6.22 LAAAhe event is part of LAAA’s ongoing ArtSpeak programming, this panel discussion will feature artists Steven Fujimoto, Ryan McCann and Tanya Nolan.

What:  Opening reception
Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 7:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272
Website: http://laaa.org/