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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.

See Contact Page to find out how to become a VIP subscriber so you don't miss any more great ART Parties!! See Contact/Rates Page to find out how submit and promote your own events!

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What is LAArtParty?

LAArtParty is an event listing website and a go-to guide for what’s happening in the Arts and Entertainment World in the LA area. This also includes the best deals in restaurants, special local promotions from retail stores, etc. Since its launch in 2010, readership has climbed at an unbelievable rate and has become a well known platform for helping art lovers connect to artists and galleries.  

At the helm of LAArtParty is writer and social butterfly, Kathy Leonardo, who has been writing about art and entertainment events for the past 15 years. For years, Kathy received calls from people throughout the city asking about which events she recommended for that weekend.  The website LAArtParty.com became a natural progression to keeping so many people posted on the pulse of the Los Angeles cultural scene. The Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Westside Today and many other publications (which Kathy writes for) all link to LAArtParty. Kathy also happens to be a blues/jazz/country singer/songwriter whose fans in that world overlap into the art world.

Meet the LAArtParty Family:

Kathy Leonardo: Publisher - Editor - Blues Mama
Kathy Leonardo has been published in the Huffington Post, LA Weekly, The Argonaut Newspaper, Artillery Magazine, Downtown News and many local and national publications (see below for the full list). She writes about art, music, theatre, restaurants and fashion. Leonardo has a column called Talk of the Town in the Santa Monica Mirror and another column called Art Hopping with Kathy Leonardo in Westside Today.

Chris Carr: Copy Editor - Staff writer
Steve DePena: Videographer - Staff Photographer 
Tina Lynch: Office Manager - Social Media Maven
Richard Bilow: staff Photographer

Additional Staff writers include: Anya Baroff, Michael Baroff, Ron Birnbach, Nancy Feinberg, Barbara Kosoff, Briana Gustafson, Cathy Segal-Garcia, Erin Juliana and more.

What does LAArtParty do?

Each month, Kathy and her team of staff writers carefully curate a list of the best arts and entertainment events taking place in LA that month. A Top Ten List of Art Parties / Events are choosen along with an Additional Art Parties/Events Page featuring 20-30 events (sometimes more). Each Top Ten event receives its own URL on the website (300 words and a photo) and is featured in our Top Ten list of events (on the home page).

Our team of writers also research and review events in arts, entertainment, restaurants, hotels, and LA Fairs or Festivals. See Event Review Page.   

LAArtParty offers FREE weekend listings for events that meet LAArtParty submission guidelines and are related to art, entertainment, food or fashion. They also have to be FUN!!! And that’s not all! If you are a gallery, artist or local business interested in working with LAArtParty more, we offer many services including opportunities in the Partner Gallery Program which also benefits artists.

Click here to learn more about getting listed with one of or FREE or paid options.
Click here to learn more about booking live music & talent for your events or a VIP art tour to galleries and artist studios in a limousine.

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Many of our staff writers have been published in several publications and online sites, including The Argonaut Newspaper, Artslant, Beverly Hills Courier, Campus Circle, California Chronicle, the Downtown News, the Examiner, LA Tourist, LA Weekly, Patch (Aol) websites, Santa Monica Daily Press, The Santa Monica Mirror, The SM Observer, Singular City Magazine, SoCal.com, Venice Beachhead, Visit California, The West Hollywood Independent, the WhiteHot Magazine, World Sentinel and others.

See Kathy's Writing Page to read some of Leonardo's recent articles in local LA publications: Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Argonaut Newspaper, Artillery Magazine,Downtown News, Santa Monica Mirror, THRIVE GLOBAL, as well as the international magazine WhitehotMagazine.

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