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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.

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Additional Art Parties/Events - Last Half of January 2018

Here is our updated list of events taking place during the last half of January 2018 - remember these are STAFF PICKS!! 

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January 20, 2018:
The Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, a project of the Taiwan Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with Glass Garage Gallery and bG Gallery, will be hosting a special artists' reception in connection with the "Ocean of Memories" exhibition.
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The group show features artists from Taiwan and North America exploring the theme of the ocean and memories as metaphors for immigration and for things that both unite and divide, among other universal themes. The event will include a special presentation by the artists discussing their work and their very personal memories of the ocean and of crossing cultures. Artists include: Danielle Eubank, Susan Hannon, Fong-Chi Lien, Cindy Shih. On View thru: February 16, 2018; Parking is available at the venue is $6 flat fee after 5pm (enter north side of Lindbrook between Westwood and Gayley) as well as at 1036 Broxton Ave., LA, 90024, $5 flat fee after 6pm; RSVP required: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Art Party: 5:00- 7:00pm, Artists' Presentation from 6:00 - 7:00pm; Taiwanese food, wine, and other beverages will be served; Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, 1137 Westwood Blvd., LA, 90024; See FB Page

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January 20, 2018:
Susanne Vielmetter offers a reception for new exhibitions by Patrick Wilson and April Street; Art Party: 5-7 pm. Susanne Vielmetter, 6006 Washington Blvd, Culver City, https://www.vielmetter.com/

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January 20, 2018:
Kayne Griffin Corcoran presents “Antarctica,” an ongoing photographic series by artist Liza Ryan. Ryan’s photographs of Antarctica forefront two concerns: environmentalism and photographic essentials. The art of Noburu Takayama will be also celebrated. Takayama’s exhibition features two monumental sculptures from his signature material, railroad ties. The sculptures will be both indoors and within the galleries outdoor courtyard space. On view thru: March 17, 2018; Art Party: 5-7pm; Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 South La Brea Ave., LA (between Olympic and San Vincente) 10019; http://www.kaynegriffincorcoran.com

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January 20, 2018:
The 26th Street Art Center AKA our beloved Bergamot Station (which changed its name as of January 2018) located at 2525 Michigan Ave. in SM, offers several new exhibitions…Enjoy an opening reception at Craig Krull Gallery for artists Hilary Brace and Yamamoto Masao from 5-7pm;

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January 20, 2018:
William Turner Gallery presents a solo exhibition “Casper Brindle: Recent Works.”
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Untitled, 2017, acrylic, automotive paint and resin on panel, 38 x 58 inches

The exhibition will include bold, new iterations of Brindle’s signature Strata pieces and will introduce a brand new series of paintings on linen. On view: March 10, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; William Turner Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue E-1, Santa Monica, CA 90404; www.williamturnergallery.com

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January 20, 2018:
Later in the evening…at the 26th Street Art Complex…Copro Gallery (T5) features a heavy metal exhibition titled “CONJOINED “ - I bet that may scare the art center’s new owners. On view thru: February 10, 2018; Art Party: 8-11pm; http://www.copronason.com

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January 20, 2018:
Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present “Bunk,” an all media group show exploring humor and playfulness in contemporary art practice juried by Alix Sloan, Sloan Fine Art. On view: February 2, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd, LA, 90069; https://www.laaa.org/

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January 20, 2018:
Just up the street (from LAAA)....Moran Bondaroff celebrates Bendix Harms “Deathless Rufus: Defend Østerfælden.” Art Party: 7-9 pm; Moran Bondaroff, 937 N. La Cienega Blvd, W. Hollywood; https://moranbondaroff.com/

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January 20, 2018: 
As a participating gallery in the region-wide Getty Foundation endeavor, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts will present two exhibitions. "Rico Lebrun in Mexico" and "Francisco Zuniga: Sculpture & Drawings."
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"Rico Lebrun in Mexico," focuses attention on the period when the renowned artist moved to San Miguel de Allende in 1952 to teach art at the Instituto Allende. There a new generation of Mexican artists was introduced to and inspired by Rico Lebrun, who distinguished himself not only as a painter and compelling draftsman, but also as a formidable muralist. Francisco Zuniga: Sculpture & Drawings" brings together selected works on paper and an exceptional breadth of sculpture in bronze, wood and stone, which masterfully portray Zuniga's indigenous women as an elemental force. On view: March 17, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com/

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January 21, 2018:
FM gallery and bG Gallery collaborate to present Grayscale Wonderland III.” The theme of this group exhibit has brought together artists that have the ability to spark our imagination and create spectacular worlds without the use of overt color. On view thru February 11, 2018; Art Party: 2-5pm;FM Fine Art Gallery, 834 N. La Brea Ave., LA, 90038; FM Gallery phone: 323-466-9999;   http://www.fmfineartgallery.com;  http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com

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January 21, 2018:
In her first one-person exhibition at As Is, Takako Yamaguchi presents a body of photorealist paintings that accepts these new conditions and proceeds accordingly. On view thru: February 24, 2018; Art Party: 2-5pm; as-is.la, 1133 Venice Blvd; LA, 90015; https://www.as-is.la

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January 24, 2018: 
LA Louver presents "ELEMENTAL." The exhibition brings together sculptures by established and emerging artists, whose works focus on essential materiality and form.
 Featuring Peter Alexander, Carl Andre, Josh Callaghan, Richard Deacon, Toshikatsu Endo, Richard Long, Nathan Mabry, John McCracken, Richard Nonas, Yoko Ono, Adrian Paules, Fabrice Samyn, Peter Shelton, and John Zane Zappas. Also opening tonight..."Henri Matisse Works on Paper, 1913-1948." On view thru: March 3, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; L.A. Louver, 45 N Venice Blvd, Venice, California 90291; http://www.lalouver.com/

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January 24, 2018:
Marie Baldwin Gallery presents "tenwomen," an exhibition featuring 10 talented Los Angeles women artists, benefitting Los Angeles women and children in need. This exhibition will benefit the Downtown Women's Center and CASAla. Enjoy champagne, bites and music; RSVP ONLY - CLICK HERE to purchase tickets - $20 charity donation; Art Party: 6-9pm;1432 Lindacrest Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210; https://www.mariebaldwingallery.com/

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January 24, 2018:
In Long Beach...VICA will host a special RSVP-Only Evening Tour of "Art in Place." for Los Angeles Art Association on Wednesday, January 24 from 7:30-8:30pm. Curated by Juri Koll, Director of ViCA (the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art), the show opened in 6 galleries at the Newberry Lofts in early November. Walk thru: 7:30-8:30pm; Newberry Lofts, 433 Pine Ave., Long Beach, California 90802; https://www.veniceica.org/

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January 25-28, 2018:
This weekend we have two art fairs taking place (both are part of LAArtParty's Top Ten list)...there is another fun event taking place just across the street from the Art Los Angeles Contemporary at the Barker Hangar.
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MORE ART HERE is a FREE artist organized event taking place on January 25-28, 2018 from 12-6pm - Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Over 25 artists will open their studios while they work inviting visitors to CONNECT + COLLECT directly. While you are there visit Arena 1 Gallery (the main gallery at SMAS) to take in a four-day pop-up exhibition, "Points of Departure" curated by Maurizzio Hector Pineda featuring the Resident artists of the Santa Monica Art Studios. There are scheduled events planned through the weekend at SMAS, 3026 Airport Avenue, SM; See FB Event page for a full schedule.

Take a complimentary Shuttle between MORE ART HERE and stART Up Fair (one of our Top Ten events) at The Kinney Hotel and will be available hourly. The shuttle stops will be located on the west side of 3026 Airport Avenue and The Kinney Hotel, Venice. 

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January 25, 2018:
Annenberg Beach House Gallery presents "Four Million Angels." The group exhibition examines the people who fill the streets of Santa Monica on a sunny day. On View: January 18 - April 30, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; RSVP HERE. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way, Santa Monica; See website.

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January 27, 2018:
bG Gallery hosts a moving party from 4-10pm. bG Gallery, (G-8), 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica; http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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January 27, 2018:
Venice Arts celebrates "Venice Stories," an incredible collection of photography, film, animation, and comics created as part of a year-long storytelling project across all workshops in our Art Mentoring & Education program. Capturing the people, places, history, and current pulse of the Venice community, these works explore the neighborhood from a variety of perspectives. Photo stories include portraits of long-time Venice artists; images that show the dynamism of skateboard culture; photo essays and interviews with multi-generational residents; and a series of local civil servants. 
Jan27-2018-VeniceArtsVideo stories focus on black surfers and the history of racial restrictions on the beach; the 'hidden history' of Venice's communities of color; and newer residents/businesses in Venice. The comics class imagines the pre-history of Venice—as seen through the eyes of pterodactyls. Together these works record the rich tapestry that makes Venice vibrant and unique. Exhibition runs through March 24, 2018; Art Party: 5-8pm; Film screening: 6:30pm; FREE – RSVP HERE; Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Ave., Venice, CA 90292; http://www.venicearts.org/

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January 27, 2018:
In the Mid-Wilshire area...tag Gallery hosts a reception for artists Anne M Bray, Fielden Harper, and Joan Horsfall Young. On view: January 23 - February 17, 2018; Art Party: 5-8pm; tag Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA, 90036; http://www.taggallery.net/

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January 27, 20018:
In Malibu…Two new exhibitions open at Depart Foundation in Malibu Village. In the main gallery Right at the Equator presents an introduction to some of the extraordinary contemporary artists emerging from Africa. Relax Shadeans is in the project room featuring new work by Malibu-born artist Riley O’Neill. Art Party: 6-9pm: DEPART FOUNDATION IN MALIBU VILLAGE, 3822 Cross Creek Rd, Suite 3844, Malibu, CA 90265; http://departfoundation.com/

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January 27, 20018:
In Beverly Hills...M+B announces the opening of ANNEX, a showroom dedicated to applied arts. The space is a joint effort between the gallery and Jay Ezra Nayssan, founder of Del Vaz Projects. Enjoy the grand opening in conjunction with its inaugural exhibition featuring 100 artists. Art Party: 7-9pm; M+B, 612 North Almont Drive, LA; https://www.mbart.com/

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January 27, 2018:
Ballon Rouge presents its third exhibition, Samuel Jablon's "Doomed," curated by Brigitte Mulholland.
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Samuel Jablon, Fresh, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 62 inches

This is the artist's first show with Ballon Rouge, and his second solo exhibition in Los Angeles. On view: February 3, 2018; Art party: 6-8pm; 622 S Anderson St #108, (across the street from Nicodim Gallery) LA, 90023; https://www.ballonrougecollective.com/

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