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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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Order Now - Gifts from Local Artists!

There is nothing like giving the gift of original designs created from local artists. I happen to own several pieces of each of the below artist's jewelry. And I get so many great comments whenever I wear them. Its great to support local artists!!

ThTheLooksye Looksy bracelet has come along way...since it was first created in 2010. Now there is an eclectic assortment of colors. Created by Lee Lucas, a Venice California artist/designer, it's been in high demand since its inception.

In addition to black, white and dark brown, it comes in new metallic colors...pink, red and blue, and two tone colors (purple with a red lining) as well.

Price 19.95
Genuine Leather,
Made in USA.

The Looksy bracelet is available at Peter Marco Extraordinary Jewels (252 North Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210).

Stop by The Historic Downtown Farmer's market every Sunday from 9-2 Downtown Los Angeles at 5th Street and Broadway. Its the perfect time to buy a Looksy bracelet...its a great stocking stuffer. For more information or to order your very own Looksy bracelet, see http://thelooksybracelet.com

Another Venice artist Jennifer Verge created this urban jewelry line from recycled bottle caps.

IJenniferVergeJewelrymplementing an innovative technique, she creates the appearance of coins. She also incorporates second hand charms and reclaimed keys as part of her jewelry line.

You may recognize Verge's name as an up and coming artist...Working with wood, she creates pop art mixed media pieces that are quickly becoming collectibles.

Verge utilizes found objects in both her mixed media works and her jewelry.

See image of the VB necklace in Rust...

"This necklace is one of my favorites,  its great conversation piece with rusted out local bottle caps."

For more info about Jennifer's art see www.jenniferverge.com or her one of a kind jewelry visit her FB Page.