After a week full of rainy days, the weekend's forecast calls for sunny skies and warmer weather to accompany the return of NELAart's Second Saturday Gallery Night.
As most NELA residents know, gallery night is an opportunity for local art lovers to step into the neighborhood's creative spaces after-hours. It's also the evening that many gallery owners and studio artists use to open new exhibits.
From Eagle Rock to Highland Park, here's some of what you can expect to see on Saturday.
The Wonderland, at 5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard, will present two exhibitions on Second Saturday Gallery Night. Banana Splits, a group exhibition celebrating women with attitude, opens in the main gallery from 6-10 p.m. On the solo art wall, Kali Meadows presents Bite Your Thumb, "insultingly cute prints and design."
Curvy Lines and ZigZags
Curve Line Space at 1577 Colorado Blvd. will present new work by Bridget Klappert, Curvy Lines and ZigZags. "My inspiration comes from many sources where patterns occur, from mathematics to music to optical illusions," Klappert said in her artists statement.
Pop-Hop Books & Print at 5002 York Boulevard will hold from 6-10 p.m. an opening reception for The Full Dollar Collection of Contemporary Art, a public arts project conceived by Eduadoran artist X. Andrade through the Outpost for Contemporary Art. The project resulted in the creation of four new business signs at business on York Boulevard, including the Awesome Playground, Mi Vida, Café de Leche and Digicolor.
Ray Vargas at Mi Vida
East L.A. native Ray Vargas will present new works at Mi Vida Boutique from 7-10 p.m.
Outfest--the world's leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen--will hold the ribbon cutting ceremony for its recently opened Fusion Lab from 5-7 p.m. at 5503 N. Figueroa St.
Throughout the month of March, Fusion Lab will host films screenings and workshops for community members interested in learning about film-making.
The Art Grist at 5319 York Boulevard will host a swap meet for artists and designers from 3-9 p.m. More information about the Flat File Flea can be found here.
A planned puppet takeover of Northeast Los Angeles will launch at Future Studio Gallery, 5558 N. Figueroa St., from 7-10 p.m. The Lost World of Puppet Artifacts will be the first in series of puppet-centric exhibitions organized by the Arroyo Arts Collective. According to Future Studio, Saturday's show will feature "set pieces, costumes, and other memorabilia from puppetry in Los Angeles."
Shopclass, 5215 York Boulevard, presents Camp, an exhibition of provisional goods by Morgan Satterfield of Brick House Design from 7-10 p.m. Satterfield's design can be seen on his tumblr.
Matters of Space, 5005 York Boulevard, presents Beauty Unwound, poetry and photography by Lisa and Paulo Rosas from 7-10 p.m.