The dog days of August come to an end this week as the art machine prepares to kick back into full gear come next week with the official start of the fall art season. As for this weekend, the big event would have to be Cannibal Flower’s big 10 Year Anniversary Show this Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. Cannibal Flower has been going strong for a decade helping to provide that launching point for emerging artists. The list of artists that have passed through Cannibal Flower over the years is a virtual who’s who of the new contemporary art scene. If you haven’t been to one of their underground events, this weekend provides the perfect opportunity to check ‘em out and celebrate a bit of LA art history at the same time.

Ana Bagayan for Get The Lead Out

Ana Bagayan for Get The Lead Out


Thurs, Aug. 26yh 7-9:30PM (21 and over)
Motel No Tell
720 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach (at 8th Street)
Juxtapoz issue release party with Retna and Beau Roulette
RSVP required – send a mail to: [email protected] (include ‘Jux Party’ in the subject)

Thurs, Aug. 26th 8-11PM
Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles
‘Irezumi Bijin’ featuring new works from Ozuma Kaname and Horiyoshi III
(On view through Sept. 18th)

Fri, Aug. 27th 6-8PM
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
Book-signing with David Choe
(One-night only special event)

Fri, Aug. 27th 6-8PM
6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City / 310.558.3375
CLOSING PARTY for ‘Love Conquers All: Art For Equality’ group show featuring almost 60 artists + ‘Well There You Are’ from Seth Armstrong in the project room – 20% of the proceeds from both shows will be donated to Equality California – your last chance to view this amazing group show!

Sat, Aug. 28th 9PM-1AM ($9 admission / $6 in costume)
Cannibal Flower 10 Year Anniversary Party
NEW LOCATION: 120 N. Santa Fe Ave in downtown Los Angeles (off of 1st Street)
Featured Artist Shay Davis plus live painting by 8 artists, live music from Wells, DJ action from Mr. NumberOnederful and X-Point plus a huge group show featuring works from Chet Zar, Chris Peters, Germs, N.S. David, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Michael Pukac, JoKa, Cate Rangel, David Cooley, Kelly Castillo, Kelly Thompson, Aaron Kraten, Paul Torres, Jimmy Bell, Paul Garcia, Alex Chiu, Sarah Ramirez, Crystal Sylver, Douglas Alvarez, Christopher Willingham, Terri Berman, Heidi Bluegirl Calvert, Taren Meacham, Yuki Miyazaki, Steven Lopez, Andre Ajibade, Donna Letterese, Kitty Brown, Charms 1, Lowell Ong, Jesse Fortune, L. Croskey, Michele Waterman, Kirsty Sandoval, Tony Venegas, Jamie Johnson, Neight Adamson, Will Thompson, Zonk One, Scott Ludwig, Chris Bradley, Burk, Geoffrey Doolittle, Amy Bernays, Robert Mars, James Peterson, Laura Brody, Teri Hendrich and more!!!

Sat, Aug. 28th 6-8PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
5795 Washington Blvd. in Culver City / 323.969.0600
‘The International Poster Boy Celebration’ – art fans and first amendment advocates unite to celebrate the launch of K.A.R.A.T.E. (Kids Are Rallying Against The Empire) + Poster Boy will be on hand to sign copies of ‘Poster Boy: The War Of Art’

Sat, Aug. 28th 7-11PM
Ronin Gallery
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles
‘Get The Lead Out’ – drawing group show curated by Swoon Gallery featuring works from Ana Bagayan, Christopher Umana, Dan Barry, Jeremiah Ketner, Jenna Colby, Kendra Binney, Leontine Greenberg, Matt Dangler, Saratoga Sake, Stella Im Hultberg, Tiffany Liu, and many more


Fri, Aug. 27th 7-11PM
1767 Waller Street (between Stanyan & Shrader) in San Francisco, CA
‘Fourteen’ group show featuring new works from Hannah Stouffer, Pez, Nathan Smith, Owen Takabayashi, Dylan Maddux, Josh Blank, Ken Davis, and many more + music from DJ Chango Julius
(On view through Sept. 17th)

Yone x Krink in Japan

Yone x Krink in Japan


Fri, Aug. 27th 7-10PM
David B. Smith Gallery
1543-A Wazee Street in Denver, CO / 303.893.4234
‘The Garden Is A Raging Sea’ featuring new works from Dena Schuckit
(On view through Sept. 25th)

Sat, Aug. 28th 7-10PM
2035 SE 46th Ave in Portland, OR
‘Life After Death’ featuring new works from Natalie Phillips and Jessamyn Patterson
(On view through Sept. 24th)


Fri, Aug. 27th – Sun, Aug. 29th
Obey Clothing Sample Sale
Old Truman Brewery, London


Thurs, Aug. 25th
And A’s
Shibuya, Japan
‘Triple Match’ – collaborative exhibition between KR (KRINK) and Yasumasa “Yone” Yonehara

As always, please be sure to check out for a more in-depth look at additional events taking place in the Los Angeles new contemporary art scene.