AKFF’s List of Spooky Westside Halloween Parties! Cultural Events & Coworking News too!

AKFF’s List of Spooky Westside Halloween Parties! Cultural Events & Coworking News too!

Zombie Crawl_5th AnnualSanta Monica Zombie Crawl

Live out your walking dead dreams at the 5th annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl Saturday, October 28! The Zombie bar crawl starts at the Santa Monica Pier at 6pm where walkers spill there guts limping and growling thier way through the city for drinks and food specials happening all night. The party continues at the official Zombie Crawl After Party at 1212 Restaurant!
Snag Your Zombie Crawl Tickets Today 


Photo Courtesy of Thriller Night

Thriller Night at 1212 Restaurant 

Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8pm-2am join 1212 Restaurant on the Promenade, for thriller dancing, video mash-ups, spooky drink specials, scary photo booth pics, and costume contest with the best demons and angels in Santa Monica. Bottle & Table Service available. Celebrate Halloween the right way and get your bloody hands on tickets for you and your squad!
1212 Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica, CA.
Grab Your Thriller Night Tickets     

Halloween Edition: Jazz Funk Fest Santa Monica

Start your Halloween festivities with live music, mashed up with spoken word, poetry, love songs, and comedy with Paulie Dee, Gerry Fialka, Tryg Hanson and other spooky guests and audience participation if you dare! October 28 from 7pm-8:00pm, followed by live music with Eric Ahlberg from 8pm -9pmish.
UnUrban 3301 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, Ca


Cultural Events:


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Art: New Works by Ugo Nonis 

French painter and LA-based contemporary artist, Ugo Nonis will be having an opening solo show titled “America” on October 20th from 7pm-10pm at The Castelli Art space. Nonis will showcasing 20 new paintings! Exhibit up until Sunday,Oct 22.
5428 Washington Blvd, Culver City.

Photography Events: Catch 2 great photography events this Saturday, October 14th!


Photo Courtesy of Aurelia Dumont

The Alumni Photo Exhibition

The most-recent work from Aurelia Dumont’s series “Exceptional Individuals” will be on display until October 26! SMC students make sure to stop on by! Opening: October 14, 6pm.
Exhibition located on 2nd floor of Drescher Hall, Santa Monica College.




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The Artmonious Launch Party
Join Artmonious and celebrate the official lauch of their art app this Saturday, October 14 at 7pm. Catch featured artists, such as Alex Gross, Timothy White, Stephanie Cate and more!
1306 Abbot Kinney Bl, Venice, CA.





CulverWorks CoworkingCo-working News:

CulverWorks, the co-working space in the heart of downtown Culver City has several offices that are available NOW! Book a tour and grab your dream office space while they last! Workspace already taken? Another option is the Cafe/Flex membership, only $250  a month (WOW) check it out!
Book a Tour!

AKFF VIP Club members get five day passes for $75 bucks, saving you $50!  



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Spring has Sprung! Events in Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City  & Playa Vista

Spring has Sprung! Events in Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City & Playa Vista

The Happenings in Santa Monica: 

Photo Courtesy: Art at Tongva

Art at Tongva: The Wonder Room

Art at Tongva Park presents The Wonder Room, with performances by many talented artists including acclaimed L.A. choreographer Sarah Elgart, Arrogant Elbow, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Rosalie Rodriguez and more! Head down to Tongva Park Wednesday, April 5, 7:30pm-9pm.
1615 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
More Info Here >

the blessing of the animal

Photo Courtesy: BG Gallery

The Blessing of the Animals

John Kilduff and BG Gallery present “The Blessing Of The Animals” exhibit.  John Kilduff invites you and your furry friends to this gallery which will feature his animal paintings. Does it get any better than that?  April 8-18, 6:30pm-10:30pm.
2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Get Art Exhibit Deets >


Jazz Funk Fest Tryg-Hanson-Gerry-Fialka-Paulie-Dee-AKFFEarth Day Show: Live Music

A musical mashup with writers and musicians from  Jazz Funk Fest are hitting up UnUrban on Saturday, April 22, 7pm-9pm. Don’t miss it! Free Show!
3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica Event Details >



Chill in Venice:

Abbot-Kinney-First-Fridays-VIP-Club-Exclusive-Special-Offers-Join TodayFirst Fridays on Abbot Kinney

The talk of the month in Venice is First Fridays where all of LA’s tastiest food trucks line up Abbot Kinney Bl! Stay tune next week for the full food truck list and more goodies! And for all you first timers (Welcome!) check out our First Fridays FAQ!
Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA  

Get April Venice First Friday Deets >




G2 Gallery Last Opening-Janet Gervers-AKFFThe G2 Gallery Special Event 

Spend an evening with Phase One and Andrei Duman for a hands on experience with the XF 100 MP camera system Saturday, April 22, 6pm-9pm! Get advice from Andrei while he shares his experiences using the camera with you. Refreshments will be served during the event. RSVP at rsvp@theG2gallery.com.
1503 Abbot Kinney Bl, Venice, CA

Its Time- Pacific Resident Theater, Venice

Photo Courtesy: Pacific Resident Theater

Pacific Resident Theatre – It’s Time  

Writer Paul Linke and director Edward Edwards’ project “It’s Time” focuses on a widower and his transformative meeting with his second wife, Christine. Snag yourself a ticket before April 30.
705 1/2 Venice Bl, Venice, CA
Check Out Show Times and Ticket Prices >  




Venice Media District

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Playa Vista:

Venice Media District: Silicon Beach Film Festival Filmmakers’ Meet & Greet 

What better event for networking? Hang out with actors, film makers and social influencers Friday, April 21, 6pm.
Runway Playa Vista, 12751 Millennium Drive, #140, Playa Vista 




Silicon Beach Film Festival 2017
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2nd Annual Playa Vista Film Festival

A celebration with filmmakers in the heart of tech and start up. This week-long film festival will be screening films for 12 hrs and will take place at the Howard Hughes Cinemark 18. Have fun and catch a film April 22 – April 28.
Howard Hughes Cinemark 18, 6081 Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA
More Film Festival Info Here >



Party in Culver City:

Culver City Event

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Pre-Festival VIP Rooftop Lounge 

Be ready to take a dip at the coolest rooftop pool party with Platform on Saturday, April 8, 12pm-5pm! Make sure to RSVP and don’t forget to mention that your friends from AKFF Blog sent you!
8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA
Vip Party Scoop Here >


Art Los Angeles Contemporary in Santa Monica January 26–29

Art Los Angeles Contemporary in Santa Monica January 26–29

ALAC returns as the premier International Contemporary Art Fair of the West Coast at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica from January 26–29. The event offers an unrivaled perspective to the galleries and artists that shape Los Angeles’ position as one of the world’s preeminent art capitals.

The AKFF Team has been to this awesome art event many times and wants to share it with you, so you don’t miss out on this unique opportunity that includes over 60 local and international exhibitors, and welcomes a number of new galleries to the fair from Asia and Latin America.

Experience the experimental  art/music/video/performance mashup, ANYTHING YOU SOW, curated byMarc LeBlanc, focusing on performative and time-based work by experimental composer William Basinski, screenings by video artist Pat O’Neill, a talk by performance artist Jasmine Nyende as well as Venice filmmaker Roger Corman and Mary Woronov in conversation with the film screening collective VEGGIECLOUD. 

Check out on-site installations of local artists’ works, including Rafa Esparza and Timo Fahler, courtesy of Club Pro, as well as performances by Puppies Puppies.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Hours:

Thursday, January 26 7–9pm
Friday, January 27, 11am–7pm
Saturday, January 28, 11am–7pm
Sunday, January 29, 11am–6pm
Tickets: ALAC Website & Box Office (at door)

AKFF TIP: Weekend Pass is $30 for Friday – Sunday

Exhibiting galleries present unique, dynamic works from their roster of represented artists, offering  new ideas and directions taken in the world of art. The fair offers collectors, curators and enthusiasts a unique view of emerging ideas  in contemporary art.

Barker Hangar is a historic arts venue in Santa Monica, California, located at the Santa Monica Airport.

Street Art In LA and an Art Opening This Weekend in Santa Monica

Street Art In LA and an Art Opening This Weekend in Santa Monica

LA cannot be LA if not for its famous reputation of being home to many iconic murals and street art. Here are few spots the #AKFF team recommends you visit! Share your adventures with us on Instagram @abbotkinney1st

Photo Courtesy of Instagram @caitlinharsch
Photo Courtesy of Instagram @caitlinharsch

The Paul Smith Wall

Look familiar? Everyone in LA hits up this iconic wall to get the perfect selfie. EVERYONE. It’s the perfect picture and the trendiest spot in LA.

Find It Here: 8221 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA




Photo Courtesy of flickr.com

Photo Courtesy of flickr.com

Li – Hall Wall

This mural catches ones eye from a mile away. The white and black balances of the mural is different from the colorful and vibrant colors we see all around LA. It is worth a visit and an Instagram post!

Find It Here: Fabric Planet, 423 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 



Photo Courtesy of Instagram @floriandelomme

Photo Courtesy of Instagram @floriandelomme

Love Wall

Calling all hopeless romantics and couples!  The Love Wall is yet another favorite on Instagram. With its fun and vibrant colors it draws everyone in. It also makes the perfect backdrop for couples and friends this Valentine’s Day!

Find It Here: Smashbox  Studios, 8549 Higuera St, Culver City, CA


Photo Courtesy of Instagram @wrdsmth

Photo Courtesy of Instagram @wrdsmth


One simply cannot miss these pieces when one is in Hollywood. These pieces are everywhere, as they should be. These infectious messages help lift up our spirits and inspire great Instagram posts.

Find It Here: The 3rd Stop, 8636 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA  





Art Opening:
Featuring Venice & Santa Monica Artists at Fab Studio Saturday, January 21, 6-9pm

Palimpsest-Venice-Art-Opening-FAB-galleryA fire burned down Flavio Bisciotti’s home art studio in Venice a year ago. After the initial shock of losing his art, he came up with the idea to salvage the remains of the fire to create new artworks. Flavio’s concept is a collaborative effort including Venice and Santa Monica artists.

FAB Gallery: 2001 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(behind Dog Town Coffee)


 Alexandra Dillon – Amy Kaps – Anthony Schmitt – 
Barbara Kosoff – Barbara Mastej – Brian Murphy – 
Campbell Laird – Christine Palma – Cristina Monmany – 
Doron Gazit – Eric Schwabel – Felipe Martinez Carbonell
 – Gary Palmer – Gus Harper – Javier de Aubeyzon
 – Jennifer Verge – John C. Ransom – Joshua Elias – Juan Feldman
 – Lula Flores – Mark Farina – Mark Lipson – Nikolas Soren Goodich
 – Rana Wilson – Rohitash Rao – Sandy Bleifer – 
Tori White – Michael Torquato deNicola.

Feature Photo Courtesy of www.donnadowney.com

It’s a Summer  Art Extravaganza in Santa Monica + Venice!

It’s a Summer Art Extravaganza in Santa Monica + Venice!

Check out Art by Eduardo Bolioli before the show ends at ETC Gallery, plus Bill Attaway’s Art at The Other Room in Venice.  Private Showing of David Eddington’s Studio. Plus, John Szabo’s Dewdrops at ETC Gallery!

eddington-estate-etc-gallerySpecial Announcement: David Eddington

British Artist  David Eddington, now in Venice,  will be featured in an upcoming show in November at MOAH (Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA.) alongside David Hockney. Get a preview of his work  at his Venice studio. Private Studio Tours are available by Appointment Only.


bolioli-artfan-etc-galleryCurrent Art Shows:

ETC Gallery/Dogtown Realty, Santa Monica:

Eduardo Bolioli: Going to California Paintings

John Szabo: Dew Drop sculptures part of The Ephemeral Nature Series

If you haven’t been to this new gallery yet located inside Dogtown Realty and former Zephyr Surf Shop, it’s a worthwhile  visit to see this contemporary art space, currently showing the paintings of Eduardo Bolioli and the Dewdrops by John Szabo. The Bolioli show focus is on the environment and sustainable living,  California style while Szabo’s Dew Drops are 3d sculptures inspired by nature.


Every Thing Changes Art Gallery is open to the public Monday – Friday from 9am – 3pm. Weekend hours are by appointment only:



ETC Gallery Info + Links:

2009 Main Street
Santa Monica
Twitter: etcartgallery
Instagram: artists_etc

Press Contact:
Madison Zenzel


The Other Room:

Bill Attaway
Seminal Venice Artist Attaway has his paintings on display in Venice.
1201 Abbot Kinney Bl Venice 90291


Memorial Day Weekend Art Opening at Every Thing Changes Gallery in Santa Monica

Memorial Day Weekend Art Opening at Every Thing Changes Gallery in Santa Monica

On Memorial Day Weekend be sure to check out the opening for Sustainable Artist, Eduardo Bolioli Saturday, May 28th 3pm – 7pm in Santa Monica on Main Street in the former Zephyr Surf Shop.

Eduardo-Bolioli-hulagirl-Eduardo Bolioli:
Art For Sustainable Environments

Showing in California for the first time in over 20 years, Every Thing Changes Art Gallery is pleased to welcome notable Hawaii-based artist Eduardo Bolioli.

Pioneer of the paint pen style for works on surfboards, Bolioli’s art can be found on the boards of pro surfers such as Shaun Tomson, Sunny Garcia, and Martin Potter.

His works have been in campaigns and products for Absolut Vodka, Billabong, Quicksilver, and Gotcha and featured across top tier publications including Newsweek, Time Magazine, and USA Today. His newest works to be featured in Art for Sustainable Environments draw inspiration from nature and the ocean, featuring colorful patterns with human and animal forms.

Eduardo Bolioli-Going to California Pacifico Beer-1Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 28th 3pm – 7pm
Showing through July 2, 2016.

Every Thing Changes Art Gallery
2009 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Every Thing Changes Gallery will be partnering with sponsors Pacifico Beer and Dakine to bring his new works for Art for Sustainable Environments to the greater Los Angeles area.

Ongoing Exhibition:
John Szabo’s Dew Drops, part of the Ephemeral Nature series.

About Every Thing Changes Art Gallery

Every Thing Changes gallery attracts interior designers, real estate professionals, collectors, community members, artists, art enthusiasts, and more.

More urban laboratory than traditional gallery, Every Thing Changes Art Gallery works side-by-side Dogtown Realty in the historic Zephyr Surf Shop space in Santa Monica. The gallery aims to connect the local community with the art of local and national artists through regular gallery showings and events.

Every Thing Changes Art Gallery is open to the public Monday – Friday from 9am – 3pm. Weekend hours are by appointment only: leslieheinze@etcartgallery.com.

ETC Gallery Eduardo-Bolioli-Fork-Fish-painting-veniceETC Gallery Links:
Twitter: etcartgallery
Instagram: artists_etc

Press Contact:
Madison Zenzel