Your Roadmap to Second Saturday Gallery Night

Wondering what's to see on Second Saturday? Let us be your guide.

NELAart's Second Saturday is a night to celebrate the arts in Highland Park by visiting galleries and shops that show us the art being made in our community and the world. 

At New Puppy Gallery you will find the work of John Murray Norment--1911 to 1988--who was a highly accomplished cartoonist, with drawings published in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and many other newspapers and magazines.

We will find two covers he did for the New Yorker, work on more than a dozen joke books from the from the 1950s through the 1970s, and rarely seen examples of his finer art.

New Puppy Gallery is located at 2808 Elm Street, Cypress Park, 90065.


Over at Finster Studio the work of Drew Mancilla will be featured.

Ty Nelson will also be there making leather wrist bands to order, on the spot. Make sure to say hello to Finster.

Finster Studio is located at 2638 N. Figueroa St., Cypress Park, 90065


At the , you'll find a group show titled Guadalupe/Malintzin-The Virgin and the Traitor.  In the annex, Scapes- Real and Imagined,  the work of Andres Montoya.


At the home of Chicken Boy, , we will enjoy the work of Allison Achauer, who works within the medium of digital photography to explore the traditional genre of still life.

Her intimate arrangements of animal, vegetable, and mineral continue the traditions of 17th and 18th century northern European masters. 

In direct contrast with her work, Timothy Sellers used the traditional medium of oil painting to create pictures with a modern feel. Each painting depicts one or two boldly iconic fruits or vegetable. 

Allison and Timothy live in Highland Park. Many of the subjects of their works are from their garden. 

Since it is almost Pi day (3/14), Future Studio will be celebrating with pies. 


At Platform, the show Wall Flowers, paintings by Gretchen Kimball, will continue through the end of March. April though May will find Highland Park ceramic artist Roger Lee, and painter Kat Hutter showing their work. 

Platform Gallery is located at 5027 York Blvd, Highland Park, 90042


will have their last Second Saturday with us, since their shop is closing. They will have an event titled "Thank You Anita."  Urban artists Francisco "Enuf" Garcia and Antwan Jackson will be there, and the music of Mexmillion will entertain. 


At , over on Eagle Rock Blvd, the show "Dollmakers" will showcase numerous new artists from different parts of the U.S. and Canada, alongside new works from several of their regular cast of artists. This exhibit features painstakingly beautiful, slightly twisted and hauntingly lifelike dolls.

Featured artist Sheri DeBow created mixed media dolls ranging from sweet to haunting.

"These are not ordinary art dolls!" owner Sandra Mastroianni told Patch. 


At , near beautiful downtown Eagle Rock, Leanna is excited to curate her first art benefit for 2012 called The Wonderful PUP Show, where dogs are the superheros.

100% of the art sales will be benefiting the ACVIM Foundation (a non-profit for animal disease research) in honor of Leanna's dog, Richy, who passed away in July. 38 artists and designers have donated dog-themed work, including Richy inspired art.

Mugshots photo truck, Mandoline Grill food truck, Chews Your Cause pop-up and more will all be there for this dog-themed event.


And if that isn't enough, on March 18 NELAart will continue their successful micro-grant Program.

Have you ever wanted to become an patron of the arts?  Well, here's your chance. 

Sunday March 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock at 2225 Colorado Blvd., 90041, your modest $10 ticket buys desserts by Auntie Em's, Little Flower, Jan Vegan Bakery, and the New York Snow. Then you get to vote for one of four art proposals. 

Each artist will describe, and show their project, and the goodie fillled audience will choose their favorite, who will receive the micro-grant of all the admission fees for that evening.

Cool, huh?
Beyond the treats, there is the sense of community and the excitement of helping an emerging artist right there and then.

For info, email. nelaartmicrogrant@gmail.com or get your tickets at the Glass Studio, right there on York, or get them online at nelaarts.org.

So grab someone, visit a food truck, and go out and see some art. Then get tickets for the micro-grant program, and all will be right in the world.

Hooper Humperdink March 13, 2012 at 08:29 PM
I am definitely going to follow the advice of this column and NOT the published map! This past 2nd Saturday I went to two places that were listed - both of which were definitely not open. I know it is a lot of work to make that map every week (lots of galleries and shows to call around and email about, fiddling in Adobe Illustrator for a few hours), but man it sucks to show up at someone's darkened house with a dog barking behind a padlocked fence, looking at a map, and feeling like a real jerk - twice!


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