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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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Wednesday, July 25th

A7.25 FIG Calet Fig downtown, enjoy some lunchtime music with Calé.

Offering a mixture of fresh Latin and Flamenco rhythms with pop, rock, funk, and electronic elements, Calé will get you on your feet to dance the rumba.

What: Summer on the Plaza
Where: FIG at 7th on the Plaza, 735 S. Figueroa St., Downtown LA,
When: noon...
Website: http://artsbrookfield.com/Los_Angeles http://www.calemusic.com

M+B hosts a from 6:30 - 8:30 pm for a walk-through of Synesthesia with co-curator Jay Ezra Nayssan.

7.25 MBThe walk-through starts promptly at 7:30 pm. We will also have a Taco Truck and beers on hand to celebrate the summer!

Artists include, Michael Anastassiades, Lucy Dodd, Allison Katz, Antonio Lopez, Stewart MacDougall, Alexander May, Gaetano Pesce, Pablo Picasso, Yves Saint and more.

What: Walk-through of Synesthesia
Where: M+B, 612 N. Almont Dr., 90069
When: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Phone: 310.550.0050
Website: http://www.mbart.com

Tonight, enjoy a Q and A at TAG Gallery, at Bergamot Station.

Alowres JulienneJohnson atwork Studio March2012rtist Julienne Johnson sits down with fellow artists, Camey McGilvray and Pam Douglas for an Artist Talk.

Moderated by Artillery's, Art Critic and Staff Writer, Ezhra Jean Black, the event begins at 7:00 pm. The event will be held at TAG Gallery (D-3) at Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. in Santa Monica.

Johnson has an unusual approach to art, painting with her hands. She explains her process, ""Mixing media has always come naturally to me. I love the texture of paint, the pliability of clay and the strength of metal. I create in a physical way, working hands on – applying, removing, scraping, sanding, sawing, soldering, pounding - I'm all over it; shape to shape and color to color until I'm satisfied with the whole."

The opening reception took place this past Saturday, July 21st and had a large turnout...it was quite the art party. So if you missed it, be sure to pop in for the artist talk.

Also salowres JulienneJohnson Ozymandias 2012 61x63  oil with mixed media on canvas with  pigment transfers collageve the date...on August 4th, TAG Gallery will open its doors to a very important nonprofit organization called Safe Passages. This very special benefit event will feature the work of Julienne Johnson, Camey McGilvray and Pam Douglas, as well as live music, wine tasting, and appetizers. Each of the artists will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their artwork to this very important cause. Johnson will also be donating boxes of note cards and envelopes to be used as a give away to each guest as they leave. The benefit runs from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $35.00. Call now to reserve your tickets 818 232-7476.

Julienne is also available for private talks through TAG Gallery

What: Opening Reception, T O U C H M E T O U C H Y O U
Where: TAG Gallery, (D-3) at Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., SM
When: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-9556
Website:  http://taggallery.net/ http://juliennejohnson.com/