Welcome to Photoville LA

Photoville LA Is Here

A Unique Artistic Experience

Photoville LA brings the unique Photoville experience and transports it to The Southland. It takes place this upcoming weekend at The Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City. The exhibit will provide you with an intimate look into some wonderful exhibitions. The unique draw for the event is that re-purposed shipping containers, photo cubes, and lightboxes will house the exhibits in lieu of more traditional artistic housings. This creates an environment of togetherness and of separation. Each container is like its own separate art space, but also creates an obvious closeness among the observers.

This is the first time that Photoville is coming to LA and therefore there are obviously no pictures to showcase exactly what it will look like. However, there are plenty of images from their traditional New York City events and you can get a clear image of what you should expect to see (and how you should expect to see it).

More Than Just Another Pretty Picture

Photoville LA will also feature a variety of nighttime projections, talks, workshops, family-friendly activities, food vendors and a community beer garden. There’s plenty to see and enough things to do to involve the whole family. Take advantage of the better weather and get out there next weekend. Enjoy some fine art.

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Visit The Los Angeles Art Show

The Los Angeles Art Show

Next week some of the greatest Contemporary and Modern Art around will be in Los Angeles at the LA Convention Center. It’s time for the 2019 rendition of the Los Angeles Art Show. There’s something for everyone to like at one of the country’s oldest art shows. Additionally, while certainly a mecca for Contemporary and Modern Art, the show also features Historic and Traditional Art as well.

Additionally, more than 200,000 square feet of exhibition space is committed to today’s prominent galleries at what has been called “The Most Comprehensive International Contemporary Art Show in America.” In fact, the event showcases contemporary painting, illustration, sculpture, and more. Therefore, no matter what your artistic persuasion is the Los Angeles Art Show will have you covered.

Here is a listing of all the different exhibits that will be featured at the event:

  1. Core
  2. Modern & Contemporary
  3. DIVERSEartLA
  4. Featured Programming
  5. Roots
  6. Ink Painting
  7. Littletopia
  8. Dialogs LA
  9. Project Space
  10. Works On Paper
  11. Ethnographic Art
  12. LUXURY pbsg

Detailed explanations of just what each exhibit will offer (not to mention ticketing information) can be found right here.

The event will run from January 23rd through the 27th. Go forth art aficionados!

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100 % Festival at The Otis College of Art and Design

The 100% Festival

What drives you to your 100%? What inspires your creativity, mind, and soul? The Otis College of Art and Design is celebrating their 100th year by inspiring you this weekend. The 100% Festival is a two-day opportunity to explore art and design on the campus. The event features creative workshops, speakers, a Makers Market, food trucks, music, and more. What sort of things can you do, you may wonder. Well, try weaving a phone case, learn to draw a live owl, and explore the inner workings of toy design. You can hear from a Disney animator, and learn about various forms of painting, photography, and fashion. The Otis College of Art and Design knows how to throw a centennial celebration.

What inspires me? Well, I love photography and wish I could draw better! This is a great opportunity for people to explore some of the art that inspires them. You’ll have the opportunity to get your hands dirty and maybe learn a thing or two. The best part is that the event is totally free! Although you do have to pay at the food trucks and whatnot, obviously. So, if you’re in the Los Angeles area this weekend, check out the Otis College campus.

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The Pop Art Photo Show

Pop Into the Pop Art Photo Show

On September 27-30 the master of pop-culture art and collectibles, Limited Runs, is presenting their first ever Pop Art Photo Show. This will be an opportunity to check out  some of the most influential contemporary pop art artists currently working today. Additionally, it’ll be your chance to find high quality vintage film posters, poignant photography, and all-around print goodness. Limited Runs gives you the chance to purchase high-quality pieces that are perfect for injecting some flavor into the home or workplace.

The Barker Hangar Welcomes You

For any art show a very important an oftentimes overlooked detail is the chosen venue. The Pop Art Photo Show will be taking place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. And the hangar  feels like a piece of art itself, so it’s a perfect venue for this show. The show features an interactive space showcasing rare and vintage images bridging all varieties of pop culture. What does that entail exactly? Well, one of the neat things about this event is that it has a mobile app component. As visitors walk around and encounter art pieces they can pull up the mobile app and find details about the piece, the artist, and even purchasing options.

Featured Artists

Artists expected to participate in the Pop Art Photo Show include: Jim Evans, Dennis Morris, Neil Zlozower, Connie Conway, and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda.

Additionally, some of Mike Shinoda’s work can be seen below.

Finally, whether you are a contemporary art aficionado or a Linkin Park fan wanting to support Mike Shinoda, this art show is for you. And if you’re willing to shell out $30 for GA tickets you can get them right here.

I know that I am personally excited and interested in checking out this event. It might be time to upgrade some of the wall art in the bedroom.

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Muse ’til Midnight and Beyond

Party All Night

Muse ’til Midnight brings you to a world of visual and auditory treats. Showtime presents, Muse ’til Midnight the artsy night party held at LACMA located in the heart of Los Angeles. Moroever, the event takes place on August 25th from 8pm till you guessed it, past midnight. But most importantly, what exactly will you be doing at this event? Well, you can check out the curated sound and visual installations, music, performances, and access to the special exhibition 3D: Double Vision. It’s time to party all night with musical guests like Visible Cloaks and Jaques Greene while you sip on some drinks and walk around the museum.

Not to mention that tickets to the event also include a complementary beverage and the chance to see LACMA’s permanent collection of Modern Art and European Painting and Sculpture on view in the Ahmanson Building. And best of all the ticket includes parking (A true win in the City of Angels). Tickets will run you $20 if you’re already a LACMA member or $30 for general admission.

Muse ’til Midnight

Exhibitions accessible after-hours includes:

If you’re interested in Musing til Midnight, check out the LACMA website here for additional information.

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Bloom Los Angeles Into Summer

Art in the Southland

Bloom Los Angeles is here so that everyone has seasonally appropriate Instagram pictures. But wait, actually aren’t flowers supposed to bloom mostly in the Spring? Ah well, don’t think too much into it. Cute pictures! And you know what they say, “Cute Instagram Flower Pics Are Forever.” Who said that? I said that.

Instagram Pictures The Bloom Los Angeles Way 

This event started on Friday (sorry for the late notice) and runs through the rest of the weekend. Bloom Los Angeles will include over a dozen large scale art installations, food trucks, and music. So while it may be suspiciously Spring flower themed at the beginning of Summer, it still promises to be an entertaining time. Also I might just be horribly mistaken, maybe this whole event is celebrating some particular type of flower that exclusively blooms during the summer. Yet, I digress. More details about this nature-inspired event can be found at their website.

It really sounds like this could be good fun for the whole family. Tickets are looking to run at about $25 a pop, but Bloom certainly looks to pack a lot of bang for your buck.

 

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The Pasadena Chalk Festival

Chalk Never Looked So Good

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is this weekend and it is an event worthy of taking dad to this Sunday. I know I personally was unaware of just how cool this event was until I saw pictures. It is actually ridiculous how talented some of these artists are.

Prepare to be deceived by the many optical illusions and visual tricks you’ll see. Be it rapids or a scarily accurate picture of the Beatles and Marlon Brando.

Random thought: I suppose they have to be really sure it’s not going to rain, right? This seems like a definite necessity. Anyways. this event will take place right by Pasadena City Hall and it’s absolutely free. Even if it’s just a part of your Father’s Day experience, i’d say that with these quality pictures and that low price–it’s a worthy inclusion. The event will run from 10 am to 7 pm all weekend. Additionally, the event will also sport live music and entertainment. This is an event for the whole family.

Additional details about the event can be found right here. Have a great Father’s Day Weekend!

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The Echo Park Craft Fair

Just In Time For Mother’s Day

If you’re looking for an interesting, hip place to take your mom or special lady in your life, look no further. The Echo Park Craft Fair returns to Silverlake this weekend. 

The event brings together hundreds of designers and craft-enthusiasts who are right on the cutting edge.

The Where & When

THE SPRING FAIR
May 12 & 13 2018, 10am-6pm
Mack Sennett Studios
1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

The What: Echo Park Craft Fair

Founded over a decade ago from the origins of being run from someone’s backyard, the fair has grown every year.

The intent behind the event was to create a space to connect people with their local creative community. Now hosting thousands of visitors and artists from around the globe, The Echo Park Craft Fair unites the LA community.

The event’s website heralds the event as “a pioneering showcase for the thriving Makers Movement that features a meticulous curation of work from some of the finest artists in America, the Fair celebrates innovators creating in a vast array of mediums – from ceramics to jewelry, perfumery to clothing design, woodworking to fabric art.”

The fair spreads across two massive soundstages and occupies an entire block just outside the historic Mack Sennett Studios  Featuring not only the best artists working in beauty, crafts and design, the Fair now offers delicious artisan foods and coffees from the finest local eateries. Moreover. they have snacks and drinks from Moon Juice, a specialty cocktail bar hosted by The Spare Room, and eclectic music curated by renowned Dublab DJs.

 

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LA Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

A Book Lover’s Paradise

On Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd, the USC campus will be inundated with books. Probably more than usual. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books returns to dazzle with literary goodness. In the first place, this event has live music, food, and a ton of books. As a book lover, I know that I’m excited. However, even going beyond just looking forward to being surrounded by books, another exciting thing is being linked up with other literary fans. Moreover, it’s nice to celebrate literature, reading, and the impact they have had and still have socially and culturally.

LA Festival of BooksThe Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be one of the hottest events in town that weekend. In fact, you can expect numerous celebrities and famous writers to be in attendance. A full list of expected guests, along with additional event details, can be found right here.  The event is currently offering a $35 pre-sale pass along with a $100 all-access pass. These passes are necessary to gain access to the numerous book signings and special author conversations that will be taking place that weekend. I recommend looking up the list of expected guests and seeing if one of your favorite authors will be speaking.

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes and has always and will continue to be a major part of my life. I hope this event interests you and helps to foster positive feelings towards reading in the local community.

 

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Visit Art Los Angeles Contemporary

 

The blog has certainly been on a bit of an art kick these last couple of weeks. I have yet another impressive art event to talk to you about. This time it’s Art Los Angeles Contemporary, also known as ALAC, a tremendous international art gathering. As part of the ninth edition of the fair, ALAC welcomes over 60 new and returning exhibitors from Europe, Latin America and Asia. There will be exciting art exhibits as well as on-site talks and lectures. Discussions will involve contemporary art and where Los Angeles stands in the international contemporary art community.

Pricing for the event proceeds like thus: Opening night $60; one-day pass $25; three-day pass $30.

A full list of 2018 ALAC exhibitors can be found right here

A brief sampling of exhibitors who caught my eye include:

Pete Blake Gallery

 

310 Art Project

Gallery Nicolas Roberts

These exhibitors caught my eye while quickly perusing the ALAC list. There were many others that i’d love to include on the blog, but I want to encourage you to check out the website and the exhibitor’s list for yourself.

If you find yourself in the Santa Monica area with some free time over the next week, you should definitely check out Art Los Angeles Contemporary.

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