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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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Additional Art Parties/Events - Last Weekend of January 2018

Here is our final list of events for the last weekend of January 2018 - our February Post will be up on January 28, 2018! Don't forget there are THREE events taking place ALL Weekend long. There is a shuttle bus...see below - More Art Here - plus the other two re Top Ten events!


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.
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. *Be aware the flyer is incorrect - the event runs through SUNDAY!

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. 


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.


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/


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. On view: 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/


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/


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/


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/


January 27, 2018:
Ballon Rouge presents its third exhibition, Samuel Jablon's "Doomed," curated by Brigitte Mulholland.
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/