5 Buzzworthy August Events in Los Angeles


If you’re sweltering in the summer heat and looking for some sort of distraction then look no further! We have found five sensational events in Los Angeles this month that you’ve got to check out.

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Steve Turner Contemporary will be featuring five pioneering artists in its latest summer exhibition. The event’s goal is to showcase emerging and established talents in the Los Angeles art community. Several installations of contemporary art will be at your fingertips including paintings, sculptures, videos, performances and much more. An opening reception will be held for the occasion on Saturday, August 11. August 11-25; 6026 Wilshire Blvd., LA

Opening: Tavern on Hollywood
Restauranter Souren Tutundjian is slated to open up another restaurant Tavern on Hollywood to accompany Glendale’s Tavern on Brand location, in which he is a partner. The space will open in the former home of Osaka, which shuttered back in February, and is slated for a mid-August opening date. Serving up cold drinks and classic entrees, this Hollywood location should be a welcomed addition to the notorious Hollywood scene. 6327 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

Bleicher Gallery Presents Text Message
In a powerful group exhibition, several artists band together and create powerful images that all contain a variety of texts. Spanning over several media platforms and genres, each artist’ work will feature texts in their pieces. Hoping to call attention for our society’s fascination with virtual communication, this exhibition is worth checking out. August 15 through September 10; 355 North La Brea Ave., LA

LA Mobile Arts Festival 2012
There is no refuting that social media has taken over the world. In the world of Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, you can’t turn on your phone or laptop and not know what someone across the world is up to. IPhoneArt and Santa Monica Art Studios are joining forces to bring to you out of this world art created by the iPhone. The nine-day event will also include digital and sculptural installation all surrounding the wonders that make decent iPhone photography. August 18-26; Santa Monica Arts Studio; 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica

Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles: Route 66
Ever want to take a tour down California’s infamous Route 66 while simultaneously getting all the background details on what went into building such a monumental highway? Well now you can! Take a four hour journey down Cali’s most famous highway and while you’re at it take a few stops at some of the landmarks alongside it. Hop on the bus, pack yourself a lunch and soak in the Aztec Hotel, McNeil & Vosberg residences and the E. Wald Ward Farm. 

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