Art Walk Previews

See below for exciting updates submitted by the galleries about their exhibits during The Downtown Art Walk. Gallery exhibit info can be submitted in a timely fashion (at least a week before the 2nd Thursday of every month) to: images must be 72 dpi & 7″ or less in width. Non-relevant or excessively large submissions will be discarded.

The Hive’s opening night for our  “Alice in Wonderland 2”   themed show has been quite a hit, with costumes, music and striking custom-made Alice in Wonderland art pieces by over 60 artists.  We still have fine artworks available on our website at:
This Thurs. 10th: “DOWNTOWN ARTWALK” & “Trophallaxis” at The Hive Gallery-
Artwalk 1PM- 9:30PM/ Trophallaxis 9:30 -11:30
Hive Movie Night & Gr aphation Presents puppet animated movie, “Yamasong”:  Next Thurs., MAR. 17th
8pm, FREE

The Graphation Film Festival is a traveling festival and publishing house that adapts short films into comics and graphic novels.

This month, Graphation presents  “Yamasong,” an epic short film from Heather B. Henson and Sam K. Hale. Immediately afterward will be a Q&A with Sam K. Hale. Then, stick around for a screening of the Henson Studio classic “The Dark Crystal.”

Yamasong Promotional Flyer

HIVE TAROT 2 Deck: AVAILABLE NOW for only $20

Next month!
April- “The Hive Gallery’s 6 Year Anniversary


Straight from a successful solo show at The Artden in Long Beach, fine art photographer Vinnie Picardi will be bringing his newest works to the Downtown  LA Art Walk this Thursday March 10, at the Historic Core BID Outreach Center located at 114 West 5th Street between Main & Spring, 90013.
Gallery hours 5-10 pm.
Vinnie Picardi is a self-proclaimed voyeur, using his camera to study his subjects from a variety of perspectives to reveal their inner complexities. Working large-scale or miniature, experimenting with film processing techniques or digital technologies, he exposes his vision of the ironies and paradoxes of the world we live in. His work is affordable by design.
While enjoying the  abstract photography, listen to the mesmerizing musical stylings of “Seeing Thingz” featuring sultry vocals by Gwendoline,  with intermission sets by Michael Jost on Flamenco guitar. Music from 6:30-9:30. CDs available for purchase.
Curated by Dale Youngman
Art Writer/ Curator/ Instigator

Bunker Hill Magazine Hosts
The Groundfloor Gallery
Bunker Hill Magazine announces the opening of their affiliate gallery “GROUNDFLOOR” at 433 S. Spring Street, in the center of the bubbling –over downtown Gallery Row District.

The two-day event begins with the Second Thursday Downtown Art Walk on March 10, free and open to the public, followed by a private VIP reception with the artist and other special guests on March 11. The opening coincides with the launch of the publication’s much anticipated March Spring Fashion Issue, featuring Sam Endicott of The Bravery.

On Thursday night, guests will enjoy the gallery’s premiere exhibit – a solo art show featuring the work of famed painter/sculptor Dustin Otterbach, whose contemporary abstracts and wearable art will be featured throughout the month.

For Friday’s private reception, add the celebrated DJ Metric spinning the hottest tracks, mixology cocktails courtesy of Bombay Sapphire Gin, and appetizing hors d’oeuvres and cafés from Pasquini.

For reservations or more information email GROUNDFLOOR GALLERY is located at 433 S. Spring St., LA, CA 90013 Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday , 12-7 or by appointment.

Contact: Tam Ogoola
Event Coordinator
Bunker Hill Magazine

HCGL Gallery
820 S. Flower Street

22 Original Contemporary Posters Created by Graphic Artist
For French Cities, Theaters and Hollywood.

Join us this Thursday for the opening reception:
March 10th, 6:30-10pm
HCGL Gallery
820 S. Flower Street
Downtown Los Angeles, CA, 90017

Astrid Chevallier

A wine show about art tasting

Opening Reception:
Saturday March 5, 2011
from 6-10pm

Oscar Magallanes, Danny “Big Pranks” Morales, Mas, Max Neutra, Michael Pizarro, Bart Saric, SMEAR, Randy Kono, Aise, Ando Pndlian, Vyal, Mar, Septerhed, Lalo Alcaraz, John Park, Man One, Germs, Chris Adrian, Sacred194, CatCult, Siner, Antonio Quevedo, Enikone, Reza Feiz, and more.

Artwalk Event:
Thursday March 10, 2011
“Create & Connect”
Presented by RU REPPIN’
with live screenprinting by Hit+Run
Exhibit runs through March 27, 2011
Cotrutza Gallery is bringing to the American public a series of ink drawings celebrating the International Woman’s Day
and in the same time the Artist Claudia French is showing through her creative eyes many of the woman’s issues as well (pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, adoption, motherhood, etc..)
Cotrutza Gallery
446 South Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Infini Couleur
group exhibition

Thursday, March 10th from noon-10pm for the Downtown LA Art Walk as we host “Infini Couleur”, a group exhibition. (February 5th – March 26th 2011)
We are happy to present this exciting collection of over 80 pieces of eclectic visions from 26 talented artists.
The exhibition has been overwhelmingly well received and attended by collectors, appreciators and visitors new and returning.
Enjoy an evening of inspiring imagination and a chance to meet many of the artists represented in a classic parlor style exhibition of painting, illustration, photography, mixed media and sculpture from established and emerging local, national and international artists.

Works by:
Andrea Pun, Carmen Perez, Cassia Castro, CBaum, David Milton,
DE’BA Designs, Derek Evans, Djembe & Canvas, Erik Jerumanis,
Genea Barnes, Giovanni Barca, Hope Adler, Ione Citrin, Kenneth Johnson,
Melanie Hopper, Miguel Andrisani, Nagy Kornel, Neal Crosbie,
Nikki Cross, Nikolas Kazoura, Robert Cavalli, Robert E. Richards,
Tiffini Myers, Van Ly

215 W. 6TH ST. STE 110

LACDA Presents: Linda Alterwitz: Discarded Dreams
CELEBRATING A NEW LOCATION!!! Across the street!
102 West Fifth Street Southwest corner of Main and Spring.

Opening Reception Thursday March 10, 7-9pm
In conjunction with Downtown Art Walk
Show runs March 10 -April 2, 2011

©2011 Linda Alterwitz

Selected by Edward Robinson
Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at LACMA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Stage Left Gallery presents “On the Road”
Harlem Place Cafe, 124 W. 4th Street
Official opening during the Downtown LA Art Walk on March 10th!

A Photo Exhibition from the touring company of NETworks’ Beauty and the Beast benefitting Inner-City Arts. Company members are presenting photography taken while on the road in the US and abroad. All proceeds will go to L.A. Inner-City Arts Organization!


Back by Popular Demand For March!
ALTERVISION 3-D BLACKLIGHT EXPERIENCE Thursday (3/10) at the Downtown Art Walk!

Art lovers of all ages are invited to experience Altervision 3-D, the hottest, mindblowing installation on this month’s Artwalk needs you to be part of the fun!

The ALTERVISION 3-D BLACKLIGHT EXPERIENCE is thrilled to unveil their visual world creation, for the February 10, Artwalk, on Thursday night @ the Medallion, on 4th and Main St. from 6 pm till 11pm

Inside A3D’s 20’x20′ space, guests will have an eye-popping experience like they’ve never imagined! Lit in black light and surrounded by local artist Debi Cable’s beautiful hand-painted florescent murals, viewers of all ages are drawn into another world with a variety of dazzling scenes, including “The Enchanted Forest,” a “Deep Sea Escape” “Koi Pond” and more!

To cover the cost of bringing you this fantastical experience, a one time admission is $3 per entrance, or $5 all night, with glasses to keep! 10% of each admission fee will be donated to the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk!

Like us at There you will find some great pics and video of the installation!
Contact: Debi Cable: 714-317-2468 or email:

VIVA LA! in 3-D!
Disclaimer: We are not responsible for re-inserting eyeballs into their sockets!

CB1 Gallery Presents Two Exhibits: Larry Mantello, Together Again
Edith Beaucage, .hurluberlu

Both exhibitions will be on view from Saturday, February 26 through Sunday, April 3, 2011. An opening reception for the artists will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.

Larry Mantello, Together Again

Larry Mantello Foul Play, 2007-09, Mixed media, 55" x 27" x 13"

CB1 Gallery is proud to present Larry Mantello’s return to Los Angeles for his first solo exhibition in six-years. The exhibition, Together Again includes several series of works ranging from Floats (sculpture), to Off-Springs, and Rijiggers, which include temporary tattoos on paper and multi-layered wall-hangings. The exhibition will be on view from Saturday, February 26 through Sunday, April 3, 2011. An opening reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.

Mantello’s current work is redolent with a pop-culture critique, which he packages with a reminiscence of childhood, a temptation with the body, and his interest in “the value of pleasure”. Throughout these works he suggests a subtle sense of sadness just below the surface, which is as important to the works as exuberance and celebration.

His most recent series of work, entitled Rejiggers, incorporate an image transfer technique that he combines with postcards, greeting cards, and balloons. Assembled with an assortment of packing tapes and shipping labels, which the artist has also reinvented, their playfully layered surfaces are both seductive and provocative. Larry Mantello hopes that these new works “…create imaginary places where fantasies can commingle with feelings of loss and disappointment. Moments from my past that are difficult to escape.”

“To Assume Bodily Form” at the Iconic Eastern Columbia Building
855 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014 – Corner of 9th & Broadway
During the March 10th Downtown Art Walk, enjoy a live New York jazz band!

To Assume Bodily Form

Raffi Musakhanyan and Argishti Musakhanyan explore that which has no form, the invisible entity at the source of emotion, intuition, and dreams. Through painting and sculpture, the artists effectively utilize traditional and non-traditional mediums to present visually stimulating works that suggest a struggle between the concepts they choose and the bodily form it occupies.

First shown in San Francisco from June through November 2010 and a follow up of their last two-man exhibit, “the known unknown” in Los Angeles, this exhibit threads the connection between the unknown and what can be interpreted in bodily form. The artists explore abstract ideas and reconstruct concepts simple in nature but complex in theory, and at times question their own perception. Blurring the line between real and surreal, Raffi and Argishti present an evident understanding of invisible forces and abstract ideas in a body of work that can be experienced by the viewer.

Raffi Musakhanyan – A painter and sculptor, Raffi received his Fine Arts degree from the prestigious Yerevan Khatchatur Abovyan University (YKAU) in Armenia. In 1988, he relocated with his family to America and since then, he has continued his art practice and has ventured into various fields in the arts. Raffi’s paintings and sculptures have been displayed in exhibits in Armenia, Russia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Florida, and Utah. A growing appreciation of his recent work, seven years in the making, has been developing and this is the third exhibition depicting a culmination of his most profound pieces.

Argishti Musakhanyan – pursued his passion for art at an early age and was participating in various exhibitions across the United States, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, and Utah. After graduating from high school, he put exhibiting on hold in order to pursue an academic degree in art, and enrolled in California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, where he received his BFA in Painting and Sculpture. After graduation, Argishti moved back to Los Angeles, where his work has grown substantially both in scale and concept. This exhibit displays his most recent discoveries.

“I find myself exploring themes of alienation and isolation, describing characters whose interactions are mediated through technology, bureaucracy or other power structures. Situations are created and characters are placed out of their element, blurring key information to elicit specific emotional reactions.”

For more information contact: Lisa 805-217-2186,

To submit your gallery exhibit ONLY info or press release, please e-mail: ONLY. All submissions are subject to scrutiny for relevance and content. Attached images must be no larger than 72 dpi & a maximum of 7″ wide, no more than 3 images, or they will be discarded. Please DO NOT submit info about or containing verbiage regarding parties, free drinks, music events, pop ups or vendor areas, food trucks, or any other non-gallery or non-art related happenings.

*Please note: Currently the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk does not coordinate site specific events, gallery space, vendor space, exhibits, booths, music, food truck lots or other happenings for creative or entrepreneurial people. Please visit the Art Walk yourself and take the time to meet the local galleries, businesses and venue operators who self-administer and manage these events to negotiate your own creative concepts. Use caution and properly verify opportunities. Beware of deceptive imposters who try to capitalize on this free, public event. Community economic development is the point of Art Walking… There is room for everyone! See you there!

NOTE: The Downtown Art Walk does not endorse or guarantee these events/exhibits, any mentions are purely informational.