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.

Stop into Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts    Just around the corner, pop into the Hive Gallery (729 S. Spring St.) LACDA (102 W. 5th St.) or DAC Gallery, (828 S Main St. Check their site for a full listing.

In Venice…

Thurs 10.10 LALouver kitajL.A. Louver is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by late artist R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007).

See image: R.B. Kitaj

This the artist’s first exhibition in Los Angeles since his solo show R.B. Kitaj Passion and Memory at The Skirball Cultural Center in 2008.

Also upstairs, a new series of monochromatic paintings by British artist Jason Martin. The exhibition will feature 6 new pigment works by the artist.

On view: Oct 10th – Nov 9th
What: Opening reception
Where: L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Blvd., LA, CA, 90291
When: 6pm to 8pm
Phone: 310-822-4955

Or in Santa Monica…At Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave.), Santa Monica Museum of Art hosts an opening from 6-7 pm.

Also in Santa Monica…

Design Matters GallerThurs 10.10 Design Matters QuamOdunsi PoolLadies 2013y offers a new exhbition entitled “The Reagents” by Quam Odunsi. Due to the immense success of his first show at Design Matters in April 2012, “Anachronistic Capture: Motion & Stills”, Quam will be returning this October for his second solo show with the gallery.

See image: Quam Odunsi, Pool Ladies, 2013, Hand pulled, silkscreen painting. Acrylic on gesso canvas., 40″ x 40″

On view: October 10th – October 29th

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

In Hollywood…

Thurs 10.10 ProjectGallery VENUS SAATCHIProject Gallery presents “FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING.” The group exhibition features Brian Batt, Erin Hammond and Christina Angelina.

See image: Venus by Brian Batt

The show features unique and vastly varying styles of figurative work through: (respectively) reconstructed portraiture collage work and pointillism, expressive emotionalism and eclectic romanticism, and the examination of raw beauty in the unexpected.

On view: Oct 10th – Nov 10th

What: Opening reception
Where: PROJECT Gallery, 1553 N. Cahuenga Blvd., LA 90028
When: 7:00 pm
Phone: 323-462-1100