Each week, ForYourArt highlights select events to help you PLAN ForYourArt. SEE, KNOW, COLLECT, and ENJOY the best of Los Angeles art and culture.
FRIDAY, JULY 22
From Dusk ’til Dawn: 24-Hour Drawing Rally
Santa Barbara CAF (Santa Barbara)
The Santa Barbara CAF is pulling an all-nighter for the 2nd annual 24-hour drawing extravaganza and fundraiser. Guests may watch and participate as artists and dabblers draw and make art. All drawings will then be sold to the public at a tiered scale of four affordable prices, and the proceeds benefit both the drawers and CAF.
SATURDAY, JULY 23
John Lautner 100th Birthday Tour
MAK Center (West Hollywood)
The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House and The John Lautner Foundation present a house tour on the occasion of John Lautner’s 100th birthday. The tour includes: Harpel House (1956), Jacobsen House (1947), Schwimmer House (1982), and the Sheats/Goldstein House (1963/1989). Participants may choose a self-drive or shuttle option. Tickets ($100+), may be purchased by calling (323) 651-1510.
Visiting Watts Towers
Get an insider’s look at Watts Towers, one of the city’s most recognizable artworks, hand-built by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia from 1921 to 1954. As part of the partnership between LACMA and the City of Los Angeles, enjoy a round-trip guided tour from LACMA to this iconic monument and back. Depart LACMA on a private mini-coach, accompanied by a Watts Towers educator. Upon arrival, enjoy a tour of the site and adjacent Watts Towers Art Center with an option of enjoying the nearby Watts Coffeehouse for lunch. This event (July 23 and 24) is sold out; call the LACMA Box Office to be placed on a waiting list: (323) 857-6010. Future visits are scheduled for August 20 and 21, and September 10 and 11.
State of Independence: A Global Forum on Alternative Practice
This two-day international forum convenes artists and curators from Asia and Latin America for discussion and debate on the state of independent spaces and alternative practices. Organized by REDCAT gallery director/curator Clara Kim, the conference engages the relevance and sustainability of alternative practice today in regions where art, commerce, and cultural infrastructure are taking new forms. The symposium will continue Sunday, July 24 at 11am. For reservations, please email email@example.com.
Tonalism: An All Night Ambient Music Happening
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (Eagle Rock)
Dublab and Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, present this dusk-to-dawn event inspired by La Monte Young’s “Dream House,” as well as the works of musicians and composers such as Terry Riley, Yoko Ono, and John Cage. Combining the harmonious textures in a surround sound system with visual elements to create an atmosphere of tonalism, the audience is encouraged to bring pillows, cushions, and sleeping bags to lay down and listen. DJs, live musicians, and video arts will play and perform throughout the night.