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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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HARC Foundation 2012 fundraiser

The HARC Foundation
"Help Artists & Rehabilitate Children"
Saturday February 4, 2012

Susan MarcheseThe HARC Foundation has two goals, "To help emerging creative artists and to use the creative arts as a therapeutic science in the rehabilitation of abused, neglected and traumatized children." Their fundraiser was held in support of these efforts at the Gebert Gallery on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The event was titled "Command Performance" and it featured presentations, both visual and performing arts.

The main floor of the spacious Gebert Gallery was filled with black chairs surrounding a seven foot Steinway & Sons Grand Piano provided by the Steinway Piano Gallery of West Hollywood. Wine and Italian antipasti (including tramezzini) were available while viewing the donated artworks in the silent auction. The auction featured pieces donated by ten local artists. Among the offerings were Digital Impressionism: "Pink Dalia," 36" x 24" by Les Mayers, and Line Drawing: "100 Points on a Line," 16" x 20" by A.M. Rousseau.

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Pinot Days Santa Monica

1.28 LOGO PinotNoirDaysdpiAs part of Pinot Days in Santa Monica, there was a public tasting from dozens of regional and international Pinot noir wineries at the Barker Hangar.

Pinot Noir, the most beguiling of all the grapes, is named for its dark color and pine cone shaped bunches, first grown in the Coat d'Or region of France. When I read a quote on Wikipedia from Vanity Fair describing Pinot noir as "the most romantic of wines, with so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, and so powerful a punch that, like falling in love, they make the blood run hot and the soul wax embarrassingly poetic," and the description of pinot as "sex in a glass," I thought that we were in for an interesting afternoon.

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