Organized by local design industry leaders, in collaboration with the Society of Design Administration, Canstruction LA invites teams of prominent Los Angeles architects, engineers, and designers to create exciting structures made entirely of cans of food to be put on public display and awarded prizes by a panel of judges. Prizes include “Juror’s Favorite,” “Best Meal,” “Best Use of Labels,” and “Structural Ingenuity.” At the event’s completion, the cans are donated to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. Canstruction — produced under the auspices of the Society for Design Administration — has been held in over 100 cities across the United States and Canada. Over the last five years Canstruction LA has raised over 197,525 cans of food for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. This year’s event will once again take place inside the historic Farmers & Merchants Bank as part of the Downtown Art Walk. Examples of works from contests in other cities can be found at www.canstruction.org.
FATHOM present Robert Landau’s 40 year photographic survey: Los Angeles, Art and Artifice. This master of urban landscapes trains his camera on the city he loves. Robert’s unique style and sense of humor capture scenes of daily life that could only play out here in the City of Angels. If you Love LA, mark your calendar.
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Renée C. Byer, will debut selected photographs from her internationally acclaimed book, Living on a Dollar A Day: The Lives and Faces of the World’s Poor. This is a preview of a larger exhibition that illuminates the stories of people living on the brink of survival and will inspire viewers to put an end to extreme poverty with compassion, education and social action. On view through April 17, 2016.
Hungarian Artist Clara Berta (BertaArt Studios) will be open and showcasing her latest work from the Spectrum series, celebrating her heritage on World Art Day with Hungarian Gypsy music from 5-7 pm. Please buzz for entry after 5 pm.
LosJoCos Studio Gallery is proud to present “THE ART OF MISCHIEF” a multidimensional exhibit featuring works by artists Cynthia Johnson and Philip Carrera. The “ART OF MISCHIEF” combines dreamlike imagery, abstract works and live performance to present multiple communications of ancient tales which provoke, engage and charm. The contrasting nature of these presentations serves to illuminate facets of the […]
“A personal diary entails an intimate conversation connected with the self, and the promise of avoiding disappearance and disintegration”. “Trouble Diaries: Four Stances” is a series of exhibitions exploring the unique positions and approaches of women artists from around the world. The series begins in Los Angeles, with work by artists from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Regardless of cultural difference, they share similar […]
FIDM Museum & Galleries’ popular annual exhibition shines the spotlight on costumes that help bring memorable film characters to life. This year’s exhibition will feature more than 100 costumes representing 24 of 2015’s most notable films in a variety of genres. Visitors have the opportunity to see the exquisite designs and craftsmanship produced by […]
Fixed, folded, or fontage—fans have cooled the air, aided elegance of movement, and spoken a silent language for centuries. A Graceful Gift displays the fantastical ornamentation of these miniature artworks that hold our gaze and draw us in to look ever closer: minutely painted leaves depict courtly lovers, expertly carved mother-of-pearl scenes reveal convoluting cherubs, and delicately entwined silk filaments form bouquets of lace. As intended, these remarkable late-Victorian and Edwardian accessories are complemented by couture ensembles dressed for varied occasions that required a final flourish at the wrist. Fashion Council member and world-renowned gemologist Mona Lee Nesseth exercised her jeweler’s eye when forming this remarkable collection of Belle Époque fans. The FIDM Museum is enriched by her generous gift.
The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk and members of the World Art Day Steering Committee will welcome VIP guests and noteworthy figures from the local arts, business, and public sector communities to an intimate evening filled with art, music, and performances, with sips and bites by local establishments. Our Guest of Honor, renowned artist and World President of IAA-UNESCO Bedri Baykam, will be recognized as part of the evening’s festivities. Tickets for the VIP event go on sale Friday, March 11th, benefiting the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk.
Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, World Art Day Writing Contest, 2016 Open to professional and amateur writers residing in the greater Los Angeles area. #worldartday #downtownartwalk In collaboration with IAA-UNESCO and in celebration of World Art Day (WAD) on April 15th, the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is requesting entries by local writers as a […]