The Second Saturday of every month, Northeast Los Angeles art galleries stay open late for NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night. The event is a celebration of the thriving NELA contemporary arts community and of NELA’s history as L.A.’s original arts community. Visit nelaart.com to download a gallery map.
Where to see art Saturday, June 11
NELAart’s Second Saturday Galleries
Stores and Coffee Houses showing local artists
And other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities
(7 to 10 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)
Avenue 50 Studio
131 North Avenue 50
by and for: Democracy and Art, a visual conversation on the role of art in democracy. Mariona Barkus, Ulla Barr, Yvonne Beatty, Christine Behnen, Tristan Blodgett, Christina Carroll, Audrey Chan, Bayesteh Ghaffary, Michael Graham, Leslie Gray, Karen Gutfreund, Sinan Leong Revell, Larry Lytle, Barbara Margolies, Silva Matossian, Felicia Montes, O O, Sheila Pinkel, Chris Ramos, Jeffrey Robison, Catherine Ruane, Amy Spain and France White, juried by art historian and activist, Carol A. Wells. Presented by the Southern California Women's Caucus for Art. Public Conversation: Saturday, June 18, 2-4 p.m. Closing Reception: Sunday, July 3, 2-4 p.m.
In the Annex: Visions of Highland Park. Patricia Anderson, Carol Colin, Kevin Hass, Cidne Hart, Ramon Ramirez, Robert Lowden, Stuart Rapeport, Jose L. De Juan, Kikki Eder, Simone Gad, Kathy Fischer, Angela Ortiz.
3706 North Figueroa
The Spoke(n) Art Ride is a once-a-month bicycle tour of art galleries, parks both public and private, and anywhere the creative human spirit expresses itself in North East Los Angeles. Meet at around 6pm. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. and returns to the start point at around 10:30 p.m.
The art of Andrew Huitink. Paintings, sculptures, painting on random objects, (glass, wood, etc.), handmade prints, (free) handmade stickers. The artist will probably be hand printing about 10 or so.
5434 Eagle Rock Boulevard
"If Only Tonight We Could Sleep," a solo exhibition by Walt Hall. Walt continues his study of melancholic forest-scapes created on discarded wood, foreign newsprint, old-fashioned wallpaper and iconic advertising elements. Music by Triumph of the Egg. DJ Hopscotch. Special appearance by Treiops Treyfid’s amazing performance art masterpiece, the Art Critics. Food truck.
Cafe de Leche
5000 York Boulevard
A coffee shop with monthly exhibits by local artists on the walls.
4704 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Glam Rock Party. David Strother, violinist. Fun, Art, Music and Food. 6 p.m.-midnight.
Curve Line Space
1577 Colorado Boulevard
Drawings by Christine Weir. “I use Google Earth as my starting point to find interesting man-made patterns to use as subjects for my drawings. I tend to choose airports, farms, reservoirs, and sites relating to urban myths, conspiracies, military and governmental activities. These places allow me to explore ideas relating to modern mythologies and fear: nuclear weapons development and the war machine, terrorism, surveillance, paranoia, environmental decay and abandonment.”
5558 North Figueroa
Future Studio is taking a well-deserved break this month.
The Glass Studio
5052 York Boulevard
No Days Road Show. Featuring demos with No Days adhesive products by artist Leigh Adams, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mosaics on the walls, 6-10 p.m. Rokyo Ramen Truck in front.
José Vera Fine Art & Antiques
2012 Colorado Boulevard
Earth, Water, Fire & Spirits...Two Perspectives of Working in Ceramics. The works of Eagle Rock artists Linda Johnstone Allen & Toros Tngrian. 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
In Jose Vera’s Gallery X-43: Elemental, featuring the works of Kwithy and Eddhi.
6019 Echo Street
A cooperative fabrication shop, design studio and art gallery. Provides a low cost work space for emerging artists, designers, architects and other creative types by offering a full collection of professional wood working tools, metal working equipment, CNC machines and shared studio space.
Kristi Engle Gallery
5002 York Boulevard
Leanna Lin’s Wonderland
5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Magical Summerland. An old-fashioned Coney Island filled with sea creatures, mermaids, boardwalk food, music, drinks + more! See works by Axel Honey, Crowded Teeth, Glenda Rolle, Maureen Shields and T&A Friendly. Trunk show by Ronni Kapos Jewelry. Auntie's Fry Bread (Native American fusion) truck and Lake Street Creamery (gourmet ice cream) parked in front. DJ's + special performance by Mirden at 8.
On the corner of Ave 52 @ Arroyo Seco Parkway
The unmasking of the damselfly "Demoiselle" - LT Mustardseed-Artist at the house of Architect David Mesa. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
4501 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Sir Realist, the surreal photographic homages of Andrew Matusik. Matusik has turned to Dali, Magritte, Escher, Man Ray, and Bosh for inspiration in his editorial assignments. M2 Gallery is presenting the first showing of this retrospective of nearly a decade of surrealist inspired photomontage and imagery by the artist.
Matters of Space
5005 York Blvd.
The photography of Kate Hoffman. All the images in the show are Polaroids. The surfaces and color shifts are unpredictable and yield results that, when enlarged to this degree, look like watercolor or oil paintings. They glow.
Mi Vida Boutique
5159 York Boulevard
Craft Party Night. Glue, glitter and refreshments provided. You create the collage.
4959 York Boulevard
"Assembled." Featured artists: Robert Heintz, Beth Bachenheimer, Rhonda Heintz and Victoria Roberts.
2808 Elm Street
I Have A Dream, I Have A Nightmare: Friday the 13th, on view through June 18. Ad Hoc Art gathers 33 international artists to explore dreams, nightmares, superstitions, and existence to yield creations ranging from the painfully real to the ethereal fantastic.
New Stone Age Mosaics
4532 1/2 Eagle Rock Boulevard
The mosaic studio of Mary Clark-Camargo.
An Orange Door
3188 Verdugo Road
Antonio Mendoza: "Infinity Scares The Shit Out of Me, So Why Don't We Sleep Together."
Outpost for Contemporary Art
1268 North Avenue 50
T-shirt Revival Night is a silk-screening event that features a new artist every month. Bring a favorite old T-Shirt that needs a little sprucing up or any other item you'd like to have the artist print on. Each print is only $6, or buy two for $10. This month’s artist: Eamon Ore-Giron, whose works “blend contemporary graphic design, folk and tourist art, and surrealism in a hybridity of Mexican, South American, Native-American, and other American cultures"
Ongoing is Stephanie Allespach's window piece, Sometimes, which will be presented in the window through September.
Plant Food for People
4933 York Boulevard
Preview a new vegan fast food option. 6 p.m. on.
5027 York Boulevard
A multi-purpose concept space offering an art gallery, retail environment and trend library. This month's featured artists: Erin Kellgren Temple (Resident Artist), Toban Nichols (Resident Artist), Linda Ford, Lucas Murgida, Mitch Temple.
She Rides the Lion
133 North Avenue 50
The print-making studio of Sonia Romero.
Sprout Creative Arts
5917 North Figueroa
5006_ York Boulevard
A vintage clothing store with works by young local artists on the walls.
La Vida Loca galeria
5050 York Boulevard
2 Tracks Art Studio
135 North Avenue 50
The studio of Pola Lopez and Heriberto Luna.
1215 Cypress Avenue
Magnus Stark: Pinocchio’s Paradox and Other Camera-less Creations. What happens when one embarks on an alchemical journey that breaks down the definition of what contemporary photography is supposed to be?
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