Category Archives: Art

Manifest Destiny Billboard Project Culminates in LA – Events and Where to Find the Billboards

Imagine driving along the freeway and instead of ads for buffets and gentlemen’s clubs, there is a giant Marty Robbins album cover, a quote from Gertrude Stein, or a very meta picture of the trees and nature you would rather … Continue reading

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The Best Day of Your Life

There really aren’t enough holidays in the summer. Fourth of July carries the responsibilty for summer fun all by itself. To rectify that, Thrillist has decided that today, June 20th, is the Best Day Of Your Life. BDOYL is usually held … Continue reading

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‘Liquid Vacation’ Tells the Story of Tiki Drinks in Las Vegas with Recipes Too

Liquid Vacation—-77 Refreshing Tropical Drinks from Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas is much more than a recipe book. It tells the story of Tiki culture in Las Vegas, a place where the over-the-top South Seas décor and kitsch was … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: L.A. Live’s Dark Nights

All photos by Rachel McKnight for the Los Angeles Beat

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Exene Cervenka: Solo Artworks at the Sloan Projects

Exene Cervenka, founding member of celebrated LA punk band X, writer, artist, poet and spoken word artist, is currently providing a rare glimpse into her collection of self-produced journals plus new artworks in “The Dust of Sunlight, Exene Cervenka Journals & Collage 1974-2015″. … Continue reading

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30 Years and Counting: “Art AIDS America”

The ONE Gallery in West Hollywood held the opening night reception last Friday night for part one of “Art AIDS America”, an exhibit presented as part of the city of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride Arts Festival held in celebration of LGBT Pride Month. The … Continue reading

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The Pig ‘n Whistle Gets a Stylish Overhaul

Los Angeles is fortunate enough to have been graced with the work of architects and designers, Morgan, Walls, and Clements, who built some of our most cherished theaters and commercial projects. Focusing primarily on Hollywood and the neighborhood around MacArthur Park, the … Continue reading

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September Mourning Marries Metal with a Graphic Novel Storyline

This post originally published on Covering the Scene The story of LA’s musical art project September Mourning can be traced back to 2009, when September (Emily Lazar) was in New York, and the origin of the storyline took form in … Continue reading

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Presenting: Glare, a New Collection by Kevin A. Short

Peek through the window of Kevin Short’s studio on a weekday afternoon, and you will find the artist covered in paint, probably sandy, likely singing, maybe dancing, and possibly trying to wrap up early for the day in anticipation of … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Watts Towers… A Common Man’s Dreams Pieced Together in Mosaic and Steel

Emerging, like shimmering spires breaking up an otherwise desolate landscape, Watts Towers rise majestically and triumphantly over a neighborhood whose reputation has long been rooted in turmoil. They are the lifelong creation of an Italian immigrant, who breathed into them … Continue reading

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