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'Ripe' is an exhibit at Crewest inspired by wine. Check it out during the Art Walk tonight. | Photo: Courtesy of Crewest Gallery.

'Ripe' is an exhibit at Crewest inspired by wine. Check it out during the Art Walk tonight. | Photo: Courtesy of Crewest Gallery.
The Hammer hosts the program Some Favorite Writers: Jayne Anne Phillips tonight at 7 pm. The author of the novels Lark and Termite, MotherKind, Shelter and Machine Dreams reads from her novels and her collections of anthologized. stories. This reading series is organized by Mona Simpson, author of My Hollywood and Anywhere But Here. The readings are followed by discussions with Simpson.

Kana Manglapus Projects on Abbot Kinney in Venice hosts an artist’s reception for Peter Tunney’s Dictionary Daze—an exhibit that expresses Tunney’s obsession with words and the dictionary. Reception from 6-9 pm tonight.

Ripe, the latest exhibit at Crewest, is inspired by wine. The artists have transformed wine barrels, wine bottles and corks into contemporary art and is open through March 27. Tonight during the LA Downtown Art Walk, there’s a benefit during the show for the HeArt project—which helps high school kids stay in school through an immersive arts program. There will be live painting by Hit + Run of designs by students from the HeArt Project.

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While crowds stroll downtown and hop from gallery to gallery at tonight’s monthly Art Walk, guests have another option atCitizen LA's Downtown Art Park at The Medallion.The outdoor venue is designed to bring artists, food trucks, vendors, performers and audience together for an evening of live entertainment and uninhibited shopping under the stars. Begins at 7 pm. Free.

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