L9.22 tarfestlogoAUNCH LA presents the TARFEST 10 Year Anniversary Art Exhibition 2003-2012. The retrospective exhibition is curated by Holly Harrison the Curatorial Administrator for Contemporary Art at LACMA and will feature art from 35 of the 225 artists from the past nine years of TARFEST Juried Exhibitions.

The work will include sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, photography and video.

On view: September 20th – October 6th

What: TARFEST 10 Year Anniversary Art Exhibition, 2003 – 2012
Where: 5900 Wilshire Blvd, East Annex, (Variety Building) LA 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

VACOr in Venice….Every third Thursday is the Venice Art Crawl. Modeled afater the Downtown Art Walk, VAC is in its third year and still building steam.

At SVAC 9.20 SunnyBak MonicaPalaciosunny Bak Studio, a spoken word installation will be featured along with a critically acclaimed Latina lesbian comedian and writer Monica Palacios (see pix), performing poems, puns, and porn.

Comedian Cathryn Michon is reading from her novel “The Grrl Genius Guide to Sex (With Other People)…”. Venice regular, poet James Berkowitz, will do a poetic reading and performance. Venice actress, model and filmmaker Nana Ghana will also read the poetry of Sapphire. The audience becomes part of the the installation via an open mic performance.

Artists Venice Hopper will be in person, silk screening T shirts with their iconic stenciled images The public can also bring their own objects/items and have them printed.

What: Spoken Word installation
Where: Sunny Bak Studio, 2214 Pacific Ave. Venice CA 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

VAC 9.20 CAnalClub mark-edward-harris-15In the Canal Club back room, Luminous is presenting the work of Los Angeles based travel photographer Mark Edward Harris. He recently documented the aftermath of the tsunami landscape in Japan. He covered over 1200 miles by car driving from Tokyo through Fukushima to Sendai, where waves up to 23 feet engulfed the coastline.

There are images of Miyako, Taro, Jodogahama, Kamaishi, Kesennuma, Ofunato, Otsuchi , where half of the town’s 15,000 residents are either dead or missing. This unsettling series of images remind us that Venice is a tsunami zone and that we are not immune.

What: Luminous
Where: Canal Club
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

VeniceVAC 9.20 CarmenPerez Breeze Suites continues to support independent artists at the Venice Art Crawl.

Carmen Perez will be a featured guest artist exhibiting her series, WonderDreams and Awakening, with other vendors and artists.

What: VAC Group show
Where: Venice Breeze, 2 Breeze Ave.
When: 6:00 pm -10:00 pm

VAC-920 BamBuLahArtist Betsy Enzensberger and a host of other artistic types will be celebrated in a VAC group show at BamBuLah.

Enjoy live music, wine and art….

What: VAC Group show
Where: BamBuLah -38 Washington Blvd, 7-11pm

When: 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/209358825861150

Also another one a bit off the main trek…UMeTime launch party is hosted at Quicksilvers 585 Boardriders in Venice.

Download the free UMeTime app to receive FREE DRINKS all night served by Refine Mixers & Venice Beach Beer Company
http://www.refinemixers.com/  100% of proceeds go to HEAL THE BAY! www.healthebay.org/ 1st 90 people to donate $5 or more receive a Quicksilver gift card.

Featured Artists: Kelcey Fisher, Dunkees, Duncan Lemmon, Jeff Weins, + many more! There will be a performance by Moonchild as well as beats provided by Dilbund. 585 Boardriders is located at 585 Venice Blvd (off AK) and the event runs from 6 -11pm. See their FB page for more details. https://www.facebook.com/events/153880661416428/

See their website at http://www.veniceartcrawl.com/