Tis the season of gifting, but the sheer mass of choices out there can often make this an overwhelming pursuit. If you are still pondering what you might present to your loved ones, we think you can’t go wrong with art – a great investment and a wonderful way to adorn your home. Alternately, a gift that has a philanthropic component is always a great choice.
Los Angeles has been in the news as one of the top cities for the arts – recently superseding New York in that regard, so take advantage of your location and get your hands on some original works.
ARTIST HOLIDAYS MARKET
Taking place in Frogtown, near Atwater Village, this holiday market is organized by artist Despina Stokou, who opened up her spacious studio to for a one afternoon pop-up shop. Expect to find paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, prints and editions, artists’ books, and more, by artists ranging from emerging to established. Hungry shoppers will be provided with beer, vegan tamales, wurst and cookies, and parents will get a hand with childcare.
WHERE: 2405 Glover Place 90031
WHEN: Saturday 16th December 1-6pm
home brewed beer, Würste, Tacos, Art, Stuff
5$ suggested donation at the door
childcare provided upon request via Facebook event.
with Amanda Ross-Ho, Erik Frydenborg, Cassandra Press, Alice Lang, Anabell Juarez, Kathryn O’ Halloran, Ry Rocklen, Pilar Wiley, Stephanie Guerrero and Daniel Gibson, Forrest, Yelena Zhelezov, Agnes Bolt, Despina Stokou, Jason Burgess, Amelia Steely, Spencer Lewis, Shelley Holcomb, Theresa Sterner, Jonny Coleman and lots more.
Keith Rocka Knittel’s EVERYTHING MUST GO! HOLIDAY BAZAAR
One more fun art market happening on Saturday is Keith Rocka Knittel’s “Everything Must Go! Holiday Bazaar”, held at the Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown. The event is a part of the exhibition WE’RE ALL EQUALLY UNIMPORTANT, presenting new work by Keith Rocka Knittel that opens the same evening.
The Holiday Bazaar will feature artists Michael Decker, Chris Hanke, Sarah Manuwal, Alli Miller, Carl Pomposelli, Molly Shea, and Lena Wolek, who, along with Keith Rocka Knittel, will be selling art objects. Additionally, cocktails will be served by Bar-fund and holiday pies and treats by Northern Organics will be for sale. Rocka Knittel will also present a installation of works by participating Bazaar artists and Max Maslansky and Dylan Palmer in the downstairs gallery, echoing a church basement after the bazaar has ended but before the janitor cleans up.
WHEN: Saturday, December 16, from 6-9PM
WHERE: 969 Chung King Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012
NOWSPACE + CENTRAL PARK SILENT AUCTION
Another great opportunity to purchase art and support Los Angeles artists is the silent benefit auction organized by NowSpace (an artist-run exhibition space located in El Sereno) in conjunction with Central Park Gallery. The proceeds from the auction will benefit projects and programming for both spaces in 2018, with funds going towards expanding programming and providing small grants to resident artists.
WHEN: Friday, December 15th, 6 – 11 pm
WHERE: 5390 Alhambra Ave.
If you are unable to attend the live auction, bidding is also be open online at the online auction site, head over here to preview the works.
We hope you find some fabulous pieces to add to your collection, and most importantly, have lots of fun. If and when your art collection gets too large for your current home, contact us – we would love to help. Get in touch with us here and follow our Instagram to keep up to date with our listings.