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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

Each month the LAArtParty staff, led by Kathy Leonardo decides which events will be featured. Posted at noon on the Thursday prior to the last week of the month, LAArtParty.com features the Top Ten Art Parties, plus other fun events each month. VIP subscribers find out ONE week prior to the public and receive discounts and invites to VIP parties throughout the year.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

It's the final day of the photo la. Celebratiphotola-logong its 24th year, the event takes place at the REEF (previously called the LA Mart) in Downtown Los Angeles.

photo la serves as both a platform for the exhibition of photographic works, and as a medium for education and discussion with its outstanding programming of lectures, roundtables, docent tours, installations, and book signings – all helmed by artists, collectors, arts professionals and museum curators from the Getty, LACMA, and more.

See image: Catherine Opie, Untitled #11, 2013, ©Catherine Opie, Courtesy of Regen Projects Los Angeles

Alphotolo-Catherine-Opie-Untitled11-2013-OpieRegenProjectsongside these exceptional programs is an outstanding array of exhibited artwork -installations from Catherine Opie and the LA chapter of the American Photographic Artists, and over 50 exhibitor booths from a host of participating galleries, museums, universities, nonprofit organizations, dealers, and private collectors.

Its all at The REEF, the new name for the historic LA Mart building – the distinctive venue in Downtown Los Angeles. January is LA Arts Month, and the weekend of our fair coincides with the LA Art Show. photo la will be providing a shuttle between both fairs. The weekend of photo la is already shaping up to be the biggest weekend for the arts in LA in 2015.

For Prices or to Purchase tickets now at www.photola.com

What: photo la
Where: The Reef (L.A. Mart), 1933 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
When: Sun 11-6pm;
Website:  http://www.photola.com/

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Well this is your LAST chance toLAARTSHOW-logo-2015 see the LA Art Show...It's our Pick of the Week!

Just in case you didn't know, the LA Art Show is an annual event, which features a variety of new work each year....So get on it kids....if you miss it, you'll have to wait till next year. See our Pick of the Week for full hours and admission.

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In Silverlake...Enjoy an art talk with Hudson Marquez at La Luz La Luz de Jesus Gallery (4633 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027), from 2-4 pm. http://www.laluzdejesus.com 

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In Santa Monica...Edgemar Center For the Arts (2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, 90405) hosts a reception from 2-4:30 for photographer Robert G. Zuckerman. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. http://www.edgemarcenter.org

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Paint-yourGuts-Out-wkspIt's a New YEAR!.....this is the time to spread your wings with a self improvment workshop "Personal Growth through Art" with Paint Your Guts Out!®

Below is a description about this fabulous workshop taking place today from 3:00-5:00 and facilitated by Montine Black. I highly recommend it. Give Montine a call for more info, workshop price and to reserve your spot.

C O L O R 2015: Release & Aspire - 2 Hr Watercolor Workshop
Culver City, CA, January 18th, 2015 — Paint Your Guts Out!® will paint inspiration into the New Year by offering a 2-Hour workshop combining coaching and intuitive watercolors.

Combining coaching with intuitive art can be a powerful tool for personal growth and inspiration. The "C O L O R 2015 Workshop" uses coaching techniques and intuitive art-making to help participants get clear about what they want to attract more of or have less of in 2015. "These wonderful hours will be devoted to inviting your intuitive side to show up and freely express. We will coax out inspiration and express boldly and bravely!" said Montine Blank

In the 2-hour sessioSun-Jan18-Paint-YourGutsOutn, participants take part in meditation and shared personal awareness exercises to clarify and commit to releasing all that didn't serve in 2014 and listen for energy-giving goals going forward. The new goals are expressed as visual reminders with watercolors, chalk pastels, ink pens, and graphite.

To register and for more information on additional classes, workshops, retreats and events visit www.paintyourgutsout.net Paint Your Guts Out!® offers a variety of art-based workshops, private sessions, retreats, and classes, all of which are built around personal coaching and intuitive art.

If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Montine Blank at (505) 695-1375 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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In Venice...

Sat-Jan17-2015-VeniceArtsJoin Venice Arts for a gallery discussion led by artist Marissa Roth in conjunction with her One Person Crying: Women and War Exhibition.

See image: Afghan Women and Children Refugees Thal, Pakistan 1988 © Marissa Roth

Shot on film over the course of 29 years and covering twelve conflicts, this global photo essay addresses the immediate and lingering effects of war on women.

The exhibition officially opened on Saturday (yesterday). See Saturday's Events Page. See website for more info.

Roth states, “In an endeavor to reflect on war from what I consider to be an underreported perspective, the project brought me face to face with hundreds of women who endured and survived war and it’s ancillary experiences of loss, pain and unimaginable hardship.”

On view: January 15 - March 12, 2015

What: Art Talk
Where: Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

When: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 310-392-0846
Website: www.venicearts.org

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In Downtown LA...2A Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Orien Lowell Greenough...the opening reception takes place from 6-9pm. http://2agallery.com/

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See ya next week kids!