My first art gallery experience in LA! The Street Art House x Paper and Fabric

Wherever there is street art, I’ll be there.

I mean, I snap photos of it wherever I spot it (as you’ve probably seen on Instagram) so when I found out that there was going to be a street art pop up gallery, of course I had to go. Last night I went to the inaugural opening reception of The Street Art House which featured 8 fascinating artists, including Christina Angelina, Rolland Berry, Calen, FISHE, Hagop, Colette Miller, VALØR and Wrdsmth…and I couldn’t have had a better time. I was super excited to see street art displayed in a gallery, as public art is usually well… in the public. Its presence in a gallery shows how much it has evolved and how important/ influential it’s become in Los Angeles- and dare I say the all over the world!

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I invited a few friends who I thought would enjoy the event and I’m so glad I was able to share this with them. One was a fellow street art enthusiast (@jorda_b)!

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  She got to meet Colette Miller, the street artist behind the wings you might have seen around LA!!  %image_alt%

This was opening reception was particularly memorable not only because it was a pop up gallery, but also because there was an online art auction sale, along with prints and t-shirts available for purchase- and an awesome DJ.

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It was amazing getting to see this art up close, meeting some of the artists and getting to be in the same space as people who had the same interests.

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And to top it off?

The pop-up gallery will also support a great local organization: LA’s BEST, a leading provider of after school enrichment programs to under-served elementary public school students in Los Angeles, serving about 25,000 students at 195 public school sites. Art is a major component of their after school programs, which facilitate learning and creativity in a fun environment.

Here are some of my favorites from the opening last night.

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Can you tell I’m a bit obsessed with wrdsmith?

His stuff speaks to me, and it should- turns out that he moved to LA like I did and his work reflects things he wished people would have said to him when he first moved here.

Couldn’t have asked for a better first art gallery experience in my first few months in LA. Thanks to those I got to share it with!

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It will be on display August 27- September 2nd at Qart Gallery. Come and enjoy streetart, indoors. Check out their website for all the details: http://www.thestreetarthouse.com/

GALLERY HOURS (at Qart Gallery, 480 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292)

Friday, August 28 – 10am to 5pm

Saturday, August 29 – Closed

Sundary, August 30 – 10am to 5pm

Monday, August 31 – 10am to 5pm

Tuesday, September 1 – 10am to 5pm

Wednesday, September 2 – 10am to 5pm 

The online auction to benefit LA’s BEST will be live all week at qart.com/lasbest

Congratulations Paper and Fabric x The Street Art House for an amazing opening. Looking forward to many to come!

-AndreaM

P.S. If you can’t make it or you missed out, The Street Art House shop is online at Paper and Fabric . You can buy wearable art on super soft v-necks and a selection of prints! Take a look.

Here are some of my top picks:

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left: Potential by WRDSMTH (signed or unsigned); right: I Fly LA Colette Miller Tee

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Left: Aspire by WRDSMTH tanktop; right: Fish by Calen Blake signed

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And don’t forget to follow me on instagram for more of my LA adventures!

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WRDSMTH
WRDSMTH
August 27, 2015 11:07 am

AndreaM — thanks for this fantastic write-up about the event last night. Appreciate you coming and for the support — and thanks for all these kind wrds.

WS —

WRDSMTH
WRDSMTH
August 27, 2015 11:45 am

Wish you would have said hello. Really do. Next time.

WS —

Richard Polt
August 27, 2015 8:54 pm

Interesting report! I’m featuring some of WRDSMTH’s art in my forthcoming book.

robyn altman
robyn altman
August 27, 2015 9:31 pm

I received a couple WRDSMTH prints as gifts from my sister! LOVE THEM. 🙂 New Fan. #SuperTalented