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Art Openings: Neon Vacation, Sock Monkeys & Dreamland

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While at today's Downtown Art Walk, check out the fabulous retro imagery of Melissa Sims in Neon Vacation at M.J Higgins. Crediting her inspiration to Doris Day and Elvis movies & the golden age of TV; this exhibit will be a fun Technicolor time capsule!

Runs thru June 8th. Opening reception tonight from 6-9 p.m.

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M.J Higgins Fine Art & Furnishings
400 S. Main Street, Suite 103 (enter on 4th-east of Main)



Feminine wiles abound at Thinkspace in a group show entitled Uncommon Gardens featuring Cala Koopman, Kelly Vivanco, Lilly Piri, & Catherine Brooks. This pretty exhibit is described as, “a glimpse inside the female psyche”. Plaits & Fringe new works by Kris Chau will also open Friday night in the Project Room. Runs thru June 6th.

Opening reception - 7-11pm
Thinkspace Gallery
4210 Santa Monica Blvd.

Across town in West Hollywood, Wilcox & Esada Gallery is unveiling Sock Monkeys & Superheroes the pop-art stylings of children’s book author/illustrator Dave Wilcox. “Art for children of all ages”, Wilcox is well known for his outreach to LA’s charitable art programs.

Opening reception – 6-9pm
Wilcox & Esada Gallery
9009 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood



Get your glam on Saturday at Bandini Art at the group show Blood & Glitter. An offering of punk, sci-fi & psychedelia from James Gobel, Alejandro Gehry, Carrie Jenkins, Eddie Ruscha, and Michael Schulman. Runs through June 21.

Opening reception – 6-8pm

Bandini Art
2635 S. Fairfax Ave. Culver City
Escape to Dreamland in a huge group show curated by artist Annie Wharton at Jail downtown. Featuring “great young artists on the rise”, this exhibit deals with the concept of escapism during a tumultuous time in the country both politically & economically. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, video & installation will all be part of this presentation at the unique gallery across the street from LA’s County Jail. Runs through June 14th.

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Opening reception – 6-10pm
Jail Gallery
965 Vignes St. #5A