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Cosmic Playground: Artists Create at GALAXY: Science. Art. Party. with Special Guest Bill Nye

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Art meets science this weekend at the LA Mart. (Image courtesy of cARTel)
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-By Adrienne Dorsey / Special to LAist

This Saturday, more than 20 artists will transform a 15,000 square foot space in downtown LA into the ultimate cosmic playground for GALAXY: Science. Art. Party. The party kicks off at 4 pm at the LA Mart (11th floor), with “The Planetary Hour” at 6 pm featuring a live chat and Q&A with former TV host Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Taking a cue from the space shuttle Endeavour and Mars Rover news stories, the space-themed annual winter art show by cARTel commissioned several artists, including Marajuku and Purgatory Collective, to imagine their version of a new planet.

Guests can explore an interactive solar system (complete with a space ship), art installations, live music by retro-electro witchpop group Professor Possessor and other bands, and food from Starry Kitchen and Cali Bahn Mi- not to mention sweets from Cakes Come True. Drinks from Angel City Brewing and Stacked Wine will also be served.

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Held on the 11th floor of the LA Mart, entrance times are staggered, 4-7 pm, 7-9 pm, and 9 pm-12:30 am, but guests are allowed to come and go as they please all day once entering. General admission is $11 and VIP tickets are $20.

The video below shows a few of the performers and installation artists expected on Saturday: