Black Saturday Gallery Receptions in Monrovia 11/27

Want an alternative to the traditional big box gift? Like art and love to meet the artist who created it? Look no further than my corner of LA for 5 Gallery or Shop Receptions on Saturday 11/28. All of these gallery’s are holding their event in conjunction with the Small Business Saturday that Julia blogged about earlier today.

Friends of Dorothy is having its Grand opening weekend with associated ribbon cuttings and reception. See the work of artist Susan Dobay and City Art Photography. Opening at 10AM and goes until 10PM. Get yourself some fresh Christmas Cookies and Hot Cider.519 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016, (626) 932-0110.

Irish Gardener will have my favorite paper artist, Beth Butterfield there with several samples of her work. Also there will be Frances Pampeyan a plein-air oil artist who shows in several galleries in the area.  They will be serving light appetizers and wine during their reception that will start at 6:30 and end when patron stop coming in, call that “open ended extended hours”.  504 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016, 626-357-5000.

Segil Fine Arts will be open until 9PM. They will be running their “2nd Saturday” event (never mind its not the second Saturday). This event involves you eating at a locally owned fine dining restaurant in Old Town Monrovia (my faves Cafe Opera and Cafe Massilia) and bring in your receipt for 10% off you purchase in the gallery. 110 West Lime Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016, (626) 358-5563.

Sycamore Gallery will be open with the works of Robert Rodriguez as the featured artist. 116 East Lemon Avenue,Monrovia, CA 91016, (626) 357-6200.

Paint n’ Play 2 Art Studio and Gallery will host its reception from 6:30-10:30 and will include free wine and munchies while you peruse the art and talk with the 10 artists,among them one of my favorite photographers doing LA Land marks, Stephen Coleman. (As a bit of shameless self promotion and disclosure be advised that one of the 10 includes me). Concurrently the Monrovia Association of fine arts will be hosting its annual Holiday Party and will have numerous artists there for you to chat with as well.

Artists Reception and Silent Auction Saturday night 12/20

Mark your calenders Saturday 12/20 6Pm – 10PM. .  Paint n Play2 Art Studio and Gallery in Monrovia is hosting an Artists Reception and Holiday Party.  Great Art, a chance to talk with the artists, FREE wine, munchies and of course some rockin’ and jazzin’ Holiday tunes.

Also concurrent to this event the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts (MAFA) will be holding its Holiday Party.  You’ll be able to meet its wide board members (of which I am one) and its many member artists.

Several of the artists will be donating pieces for a silent auction to benefit MAFA.  This year has been tough for all the non-profits and the artists tonight decided early on to help MAFA with one more shot at fund raising to enable them to continue bring art to the communities and schools in the area.  

As a bit of disclosure.  Yes, this is pretty much a self-serving post.  Pretty much as in I’d really appreciate it if you’d bid on the silent auction piece I donated.  I’ll settle for good conversation with you with or without the bidding.  (If you want to see what I could have written, check what my friend Robert CJ Parry over at The Foothill Cities Blog had to say about me and the event).

Event Deets: Satudray 12/20/08 6PM – 10PM.  Paint n Play 2 Art Studio and Gallery, 418 Myrtle Ave, Monrovia CA 91016.  MAP LINK

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LA Art Walk tonight in Gallery Row

LA Center for Digital Art “Snap to Grid” show premiere reception tonight.

 

"abandoned railcar" by frazgo, embiggen with a click
"abandoned rail car" by frazgo, embiggen with a click

I wrote about the Snap to Grid show a few weeks ago.  It is by far one of my most favorite arty events that takes place in LA. Simply because it is all comers shown and you get this overwhelming energy from the art and artists enjoying it all.  Yes, I tossed in a piece as well for the show.  This isn’t shameless self promotion…its not for sale and there purely for the enjoyment of others.  

 

The LA Arts District Art Walk is always the second Thursday of the month.  They have their own web page with all the details you could ever want on that topic.

DETAILS: October 9, 7-9PM,  LA Center for Digital Art 107 West 5th Street, Los Angeles 90013

My final comment, indulge the senses for free here then follow Chal’s advice and find an issue this election and donate to a cause you believe in.