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Aran Cravey (Venice)
Opening reception for Aquaculture, an exhibition of multimedia works by artists Jed Berk and Oliver McIrwin. This collaboration explores the concepts of organic and synthetic, using art and engineering to create works that challenge our perceived balance with nature. On view through September 9, 2012.

Venice Beach Fest
Venice Beach Boardwalk (Venice)
The 4th  annual Summer Fest in Venice Beach features more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, community organizations, multiple stages of music and entertainment, youth and family activities including rock climbing, and a variety of food and drinks along the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Amanda Ross-Ho: Teeny, Tiny Woman and Ellen Harvey: Bad Mirror
MOCA Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood)
Amanda Ross-Ho gives a private tour of her new exhibition, Amanda Ross-Ho: Teeny Tiny Woman at MOCA Pacific Design Center. This tour is followed by a viewing of Ellen Harvey’s Bad Mirror at the Pacific Design Center’s See Line Gallery at 4pm. Both artists participated in the Los Angeles Nomadic Division’s Barter Show honoring Ed Kienholz, and Harvey’s work, a Plexiglas mirror engraved from behind, was the result of one of the shows barters. Space is limited. RSVP to

New. Artisanal. Now.
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
ForYourArt presents New. Artisanal. Now., a one-day food biennial. The pop-up shop showcases a variety of Los Angeles food crafters as selected by  Krista Simmons (Top Chef Masters/LAist) along with Shawna Dawson (Artisanal LA) and Michaele Musel (The Secret Fork). The event features 12 local producers who will sell and sample their wares, libations presented by GreenBar Collective, special edition tote bags by Brian Roettinger, Hand Held Heart to benefit local food charity Food Forward, a reading table filled with artisanal food publications, and a DJ.

John Baldessari and Rirkrit Tiravanija
1301PE (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring new works by John Baldessari and Rirkrit Tiravanija. Baldessari’s contributes a screenprint featuring the phrase “learn to dream.” Tiravanija’s work includes a series of enamel paintings composed of text on monochrome backgrounds. On view through September 15, 2012.

Los Angeles Art Association Benefit Auction
Gallery 825 (West Hollywood)
This auction event features more than 100 works by emerging, mid-career, and well-known artists. The annual benefit includes food and refreshments, and all proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Art Association and Los Angeles’ emerging artist community. Tickets are $25-$100 and available online.

Latent Images
ONE Archives Gallery & Museum (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for Latent Images. This exhibition features contemporary queer photography by Leah DeVun alongside a range of photography and personal photo albums from the LGBTQ archive collection at ONE Archives. On view through September 30, 2012.

Sublime: Nature, Science and the Divine in Contemporary Art
Koplin del Rio (Culver City)
Opening reception for Sublime: Nature, Science and the Divine in Contemporary Art, the first of three shows celebrating the 30th anniversary of Koplin del Rio. Participating artists include Eric Beltz, Shay Bredimus, Darlene Campbell, Josh Dorman, Mineko Grimmer, David Hines, and Joshua Levine. On view through September 1, 2012.

Grand Park Opening
Grand Park (Downtown)
Day one of this Inaugural Opening Weekend celebration for downtown’s new Grand Park coincides with National Dance Day. The celebration will feature outdoor dancing with Nigel Lythgoe of So You Think You Can Dance in addition to a performance by Cirque de Soleil, community dance classes, food trucks and more. The celebration continues on Sunday, July 29.

Discussion: Deep Thoughts
CB1 Gallery (Downtown)
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Wet and Wild, this free event features a discussion on the symbiosis of art and science with painter Lily Simonson and scientists Lisa Levin, Regina Wetzer, and Dean Pentcheff.

Patrick Staff: Mirror Machines
Monte Vista (Highland Park)
Opening reception for an exhibition by London-based artist Patrick Staff. Mirror Machines will feature recent and new video works, writings and prints. On view through August 26, 2012.

Matt Lipps: Horizon/s
UCR California Museum of Photography (Riverside)
Opening reception for a solo show by artist Matt Lipps. Horizon/s features a series of works assembled through collage and photography. This show is the first time the entire Horizon/s body of work has been exhibited. On view through October 27, 2012.
Untitled (Women’s Heads), 2010, C-Print. Matt Lipps. Courtesy of UCR ARTSblock.