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Second Saturday Gallery Night: From Little Hipsters to Recurring Themes

Second Saturday returns on Sept. 8. Here's a handy guide to help you find art in the neighborhood.

The return of Second Saturday may seem like it is arriving a bit earlier than usual this month, what with the first Saturday falling on the first day of the month. Nevertheless, the march of times proceeds undaunted, much like the march of art lovers and patrons along York Boulevard and Figueroa Street.

Galleries, studios and design shops alike will be open from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday to show new exhibitions and provide Arroyo art lovers a space to mix and mingle. Local coffee shops likeand the Highland Café also take a creative turn on Second Saturday by displaying the work of aspiring artists.

will debut Michael White's Little Hipsters, an artistic tribute to Los Angeles' most maligned fashion set. There will also be a photo booth on site where visitors can make their own little hipster transformation.

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Currently showing at THIS Los Angeles is Gold Coast, an exhibit by San Francisco-based artists Daniel Gibson and Michael Bertino.

"Gold Coast is a conversation between the two of us about our experiences growing up, and living on the West Coast as adults, and specifically in California," Gibson and Bertino said in their artists statement. "It’s a place where many people come to turn their dreams into reality, to become superstars, rock stars, tech stars, etc. etc.  But it also has a vibe of eternal sunshine, pot smoking hippies, yoga, board shorts, hipsters and lazy vacation style living."

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The Glass Studio will celebrate its 2-year anniversary on Saturday with glass blowing demonstrations and 20-percent sale on most items in the shop.

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Pizza and Rainbows will be a recurring theme at Future Studio Gallery on Saturday night, as the home of Chicken Boy presents Love You Awful, featuring the drawings, photographs, collage and audio art of Kyle Parker and the drawing, photograph, collage and embroidery of Tati Luboviski-Acosta. 

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Tijuana artists Antonio Escalante and Silvia Galindo present Variations on a Theme/Variaciones Sobre el Mismo Tema at Avenue 50 Studio. The work examines the violent turn taken by the artists' home city, and asks "what is our city exporting?"

In the Avenue 50 Annex, visitors will find Assemblages by Dave Lovejoy, various creations made from a collection of weathered surface textures.

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Over at Finster Studio at 2638 North Figueroa Street, you'll find work of Ronald Dzerigian, which can be previewed here.

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