WeHo Arts Briefs

October 10, 2012


City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

October 10, 2012

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Economic Impact of the Arts Study
According to the recent Americans for the Arts study, the $20.7 million in spending by WeHo based nonprofit arts and culture organizations and $8.5 million in event-related spending by their audiences supports 776 full-time equivalent jobs, generates $24.5 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $2.8 million in local and state government revenue!
Check out the full report and a clip of City Manager, Paul Arevalo speaking on the report and its impact on the City.
Book Clubs
10/30/12-Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America by Christopher Bram

Weekly Meetings

  Join the Life Writing Workshop in the Library's West Hollywood Room, Weds @ 2pm. For info, call JFS at (323) 876-1717.

Sunset Strip Farmers Market – Live Music, Organic Produce and more Thursdays, 5-9pm
Local Galleries
 Jason Shawn Alexander thru 11/26



Hadid Gallery

Hamilton Selway 


Illoulian Contemporary


 Louis Stern Fine Arts 


Manny Silverman


Ken Price thru 10/20



  M+B Gallery

Photography Sculpture Figure thru 10/27
Lobby-Bill Ryman to 2/1
14 Galleries

Prism Gallery


Trigg Ison Fine Arts




Call for Submissions- SEEFest 2013

Deadline: January 15, 2013

An open invitation to all filmmakers who want to have their films seen in Los Angeles next year. The 8th Annual SEEFest will take place on May 2-6th featuring documentaries, animation, short films, films about the Southeast Europe and more. There is no entry fee for submissions. For more information, visitwww.SEEFilmLA.org.


LA County Arts Commission Organizational Grant Program – Deadlines vary by OCG category

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is now welcoming applications for the 2013/14 Organizational Grant Program (OGP). OGP provides financial support to assist and strengthen nonprofit arts organizations to provide quality arts services to enrich the lives of Los Angeles County residents. For more information and deadlines please contact grants staff at grants@arts.lacounty.gov or 213-202-5858. 


"What Does Sobriety Look Like to You?" Photo Contest

The City of West Hollywood's Social Services Division is sponsoring a photo contest and the winning photo will be used in an upcoming Substance Use Prevention and Education Campaign. Submissions for the photo contest will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012. For more info, please contact croskin@weho.org or (323) 848-6403.

Upcoming Events  

Jason Shawn Alexander Exhibition Opening

October 13, 2012

6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

101/exhibit Contemporary Art Gallery

8920 Melrose Avenue

West Hollywood

Gallery 101/exhibit presents a new exhibition featuring new paintings and graphic artworks by artist Jason Shawn Alexander. Jason's large narrative works on canvas are a thoughtful mix of painterly gesture, emotional exposition, and modern deconstruction. For more information, please call info@101exhibit.com


Aaron Brothers: Ribbon Cutting & Public Grand Opening

October 13, 2012

10 a.m.

Aaron Brothers

8383 Santa Monica Blvd

West Hollywood

Aaron Brothers welcomes the public to the grand opening of their newly renovated store in West Hollywood. The event will feature live painting, autographs, musical performance by Dia Frampton, Art Bar, and canvas signing. The event is free and open to the public.   


The Avenues Community Open House 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Corner of Melrose Avenue and Norwich Drive

The Street-Side Community Open House will showcase the work of the Avenues Working Group, a steering committee that has been working on a streetscape master plan for the Avenues District over the last six months. There will be a food truck at this event – and they'll be transforming a corner of Melrose Avenue into an inviting space, one that will demonstrate how the area will be converted to pedestrian space as part of the proposed Avenues project. This event will be an opportunity for the public to review the plan, mingle with neighbors, staff and consultants, and provide feedback on the project. For more info please call Chris Corrao, Associate Planner, at (323) 848-6868 or visit the Avenues Project website, at www.weho.org/avenuesproject


Room 105: The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin

Through October 21, 2012

Macha Theatre

1107 N. Kings Road

West Hollywood

Macha Theatre presents ROOM 105 – THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF JANIS JOPLIN, a new musical starring Sophie B. Hawkins. Written and directed by Gigi Gaston, presented by Tommy Thompson and Colleen Camp, and producted by Douglas Denoff. For tickets call (323) 960-1055 and visit www.room105musical.com.  



The Wacko Show!   

October 17, 2012

4 p.m.

Community Meeting Room

625 N. San Vicente Blvd

West Hollywood 

The West Hollywood Library presents The Wacko Show! an amazing and funny magic show performed by Wacko the magician. Children of all ages and their families are encouraged to come and participate. For more information, please call Children's Services Librarian Michael Mackavoy at (310) 652-5340.


"How Disaster Relief Protects Human Rights"

October 17, 2012

7 p.m.

Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Blvd

West Hollywood


The City of West Hollywood as part of its Human Rights Speakers Series Discussion presents "How Disaster Relief Protects Human Rights: Responding to Wars, Earthquakes and Other Global Disasters." The discussion features Margaret Aguirre, John Maris, Richard Walden, Nazar Emmanuel Yeghia, and John Heilman. For more information, please e-mail wehohrspeakerseries@gmail.com.



Architecture and Cinema: New and Rare Films

October 18, 25, and November 8, 2012

7:30 p.m. 
Schindler House


835 N. Kings Road

West Hollywood


The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House presents Architecture and Cinema, a film series curated by Thom Andersen. The series will feature films from around the world, which will be shown over three evenings outside in the Shindler House courtyard. Please be sure to dress warmly. For more information, please visit MAKCenter.org or call (323) 651-1510.


Gay Games 30th Anniversary Weekend

October 20-21,2012


6 p.m.

West Hollywood Park Auditorium

The 30th Anniversary Gay Games presents a family entertainment celebration featuring a "King of the Mat" grudge match between Southern California Wrestling Club versus Golden Gate Wrestling Club. Family Fun Night also includes performances by Cheer LA, Cheer SF, Cheer Sacramento, Revolution LA Pep Band, and more. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://gaymes.info/gaygames30.













Arts and cultural affairs information and programming is brought to you by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.  For more information on the arts in West Hollywood, visit www.weho.org/arts or call 323/848-6883.