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See Work From Over 300 Local Artists At Barnsdall Art Park This Weekend

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Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), part of The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural affairs community of cultural centers around the city, will be packed with works from over 300 artists this weekend for Open Call. Open Call allows artists, including students, to submit their work, and possibly win a cash prize. The winning entires will be selected by former LAMAG curator Scott Canty.

This year's theme is "play," and only artwork that fell in line with the theme was selected, though the topic can obviously be quite broad.

"The works were selected through an open call process and considered the theme of 'play.' It was so interesting to see how many creative interpretations of play were submitted and the selection process was just as fun as the show will be! There are plenty of highlights and the show really showcases how diverse the artistic talent and creative process is throughout the city of L.A. and Southern California," Erin Christovale, LAMAG curator, told LAist.

Open Call has been going on for over 50 years, originally called the All City Outdoor Festival.

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There will be an opening reception on Sunday, August 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the exhibit will be on display through September 18.

We also hear that Barnsdall Art Park, where LAMAG is located, is an Eevee nest. But that is, of course, subject to change.

LAMAG is located at Barnsdall Art Park, located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles. Free.