Are you an artist? Do you enjoy the arts? Do you support the arts? If so, that’s great, because we do, too!

For years, Big Sunday volunteers have supported the arts in all kinds of ways. Now, with the art list, artists and arts organizations can post and announce their events – concerts, exhibits, screenings, readings, performances – to everyone in the Big Sunday community. The only requirement is that somehow, some way, at some time, you’ve helped somebody else through a Big Sunday project.

If you have something you’d like to post, submit it HERE.

Interested in supporting theARTlist? Great! Contact adam@bigsunday.org.

Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk

May 22, 2016, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Google Los Angeles, 340 Main Street, Venice, California

Website | Email | 310.664.7916

Google Los Angeles becomes a silent art auction with works from L.A.’s hottest established and emerging artists. Stop by and bid on your favorite work of art, then enjoy food, music, live art, curated artisan booths, and an Imagination Station for kids. This annual fundraiser is free and open to the public — we hope to see you there!

You can also purchase a “Studio Tour Ticket” that allows you to explore our legendary studio tours. Get a behind-the-scenes look at artists’ creative process and gain entrance to the heart of Venice’s creative scene!

Your purchases helps provide vital health care to someone in need! Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions raises critical funds to bring health care to more than 24,000 low-income, uninsured, and homeless people across Los Angeles.

 

Big Sunday has worked with the Venice Family Clinic in all kinds of ways, including painting and gardening in the spring, and decorating for the holidays in the winter!

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New Rain Room Tickets On Sale Now—Reopens May 19!

May 19 - July 12, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Los Angeles County Musuem of Årt, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6010

We are pleased to announce that Rain Room will return for a limited engagement.

Rain Room will close, as previously announced, on Sunday, April 24, for conservation efforts. However, it will reopen on Thursday, May 19, with tickets available through Tuesday, July 12. Additional blocks of tickets will be announced soon.

How to Get Tickets

  • Tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday, April 20, at 10 am PST.

 

  • Tickets are available on the LACMA website or at the LACMA Ticket Office during museum hours (beginning Thursday, April 21). Click here to purchase your tickets.

 

  • Please note that tickets are not refundable or transferable.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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Agnes Martin

April 24 - September 11, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Los Angeles County Musuem of Årt, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6010

The first retrospective of Agnes Martin’s (1912–2004) work in the United States since 1992, this extensive exhibition covers the full breadth of her practice, revealing her early and little-known experiments with different media and tracing her development from biomorphic abstraction to the mesmerizing grids and striped canvases that became her hallmark.

A seminal artist of the twentieth century and a pioneer of abstraction, Agnes Martin’s visionary aesthetic and reclusive lifestyle have inspired artists and practitioners across all creative disciplines. Her style, though restrained, underscored her deep conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art. Martin viewed her work as a pursuit of perfection, striving to instill every painting with “beauty, innocence, and happiness.”

Martin’s development of the grid marked a crossroads in the history of abstract painting. By gently inscribing penciled lines over subtle fields of wash and color, Martin established a geometric and spatial language that she would persist in refining and reinterpreting over ensuing decades. An advocate of pure abstraction, Martin was one of the few prominent female artists in the prevailingly masculine art world of the late 1950s and 1960s.

In 1967, just as her art was gaining acclaim, Martin abandoned New York City and her practice in pursuit of silence and solitude, traversing the United States and Canada. Settling on a remote mesa outside of Cuba, New Mexico, Martin returned to art-making in 1973. Working within tightly prescribed and self-imposed limits, Martin continued to make extraordinary, visionary works for over three decades until her death in 2004.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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The Artist Invitational: A Contemporary Art Exhibition

May 15, 2016, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Samuel Freeman Gallery, 2639 South La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 213.627.9621

Each year, Inner-City Arts presents a special benefit art exhibition in support of it’s missions and programs.  The special event affords art lovers from across Los Angeles to engage with the work of some of the city’s most exciting contemporary artists, all while supporting free access to art education for underserved youth.

This year, they will be featuring works from: Charles Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, Woods Davy, Laddie John Dill, Guy Dill, Ed Moses, Gwynn Murrill, Ed Ruscha and Don Suggs.

Big Sunday has worked happily with Inner-City Arts in all kinds of ways for many years, most recently on Big Sunday Weekend 2015!

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Art Division Prints

May 28 - July 2, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Craig Krull Gallery, Gallery Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building B-3, Santa Monica, California

Website | Email | (310) 828-6410

Opening reception: May 28, 5 pm – 7 pm

 

 

Dan McCleary founded and runs Art Division, which has participated in numerous Big Sunday events, including Books ‘n Brunch last fall.

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Witcher-Recupido-Levitt & Witcher

May 7, 2016, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake St, Altadena, California

Website | Email | (626) 798-6236

Witcher-Recupido-Levitt & Witcher is an amazing band, and we at the Flaw are happy to share our bandwidth with our buddies.

 

It features Los Angeles bluegrass legend Dennis Witcher, his long-time singing and songwriting collaborator Tony Recupido, long-time son Loren Witcher on bass, and ace banjo player (and builder!) Dan Levitt.

 

They’re appearing at Coffee Gallery Backstage at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016. Tickets are $18. This show is not to be missed.

Murphy’s Flaw is the awesome bluegrass band that entertained everyone at Big Sunday.

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Tough Love Mother’s Day Pop Up Shop

May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM  

Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire BLvd, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323.937.4230

Join L.A. GOAL for our Tough Love Mother’s Day Pop Up Shop! We’ll be showcasing new products including: gift sets, new stationery designs, hand-sewn scented sachets, ceramic vases, and blossoming botanical creations.

L.A. Goal was a great part of our art/craft events. And we’ve done a bunch of great projects at (and with) the Craft and Folk Museum!

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Living Arts Fair

May 12, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  

Piece by Piece, 1317 E. 7th Street, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323.863.5439

In collaboration with Skid Row Housing Trust, we are putting together a fair for residents of supportive housing to explore local resources and enjoy interactive activities. There will be art, music, wellness activities, and a raffle!

Volunteers are welcome to come!

Piece by Piece has been part of Big Sunday’s art/craft a number of times, plus we worked together on a great project last March!

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“Which is Witch”

September 22, 2015 - 22, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Online, , Los Angeles, California

Website | Email |

A short film- 7 minutes- written by and starring Amy Lloyd-

> “Which is Witch.”

> Now on vimeo.

> http://vimeo.com/139081121

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> “When Officer Harlan’s toughest cop is shaken to his core after meeting the town’s most mysterious new resident, a tense confrontation ensues that explores what real power is or isn’t.

> Watch now.

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> More at: facebook.com/whichiswitchthemovie

> www.amylloydonline.com

Amy Lloyd is a much-appreciated regular at Big Sunday’s TM@10

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GuiDANCE Spring Semester – FREE DANCE

April 16 - May 21, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

mL One Movement Lifestyle, 11105 Weddington St., North Hollywood, California

Website | Email | 424-265-RISE

Join GuiDANCE Autism

and experience our program first-hand as we kick off our spring semester with a free dance class for new students for 
 Children and young adults ages 5 – 25!

See website for information on class times.

Serving children and young adults with autism and other special needs in an environment of compassion that leads to transformation, GuiDANCE Autism is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that uses the medium of dance along with respite techniques and rhythmic music to enable children to break through their shells and connect to their surrounding world.

 

 

 

GuiDANCE Autism incorporates a guided hands-on, modeling, and cue based approach utilizing strengthening and stretching exercises, body isolations, relaxation and touch therapy techniques, repetition, individual and partnering movement combinations, and free expression-

 

 all to invigorating rhythmic music.

 

MOST OF ALL, IT’S A LOT OF FUN! 

 

GuiDANCE is new to us – but sounds so great that we had to post it!

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Dear Mama

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM  

Self Help Graphics & Art, 1300, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (323) 881 6444

Dear Mama is a printmaking based party celebrating our mothers through songs from Rancheras to Boleros to Hip Hop. This is great opportunity for you and your mom (or daughter, sister) to create your own one-of-a-kind prints with the Self Help Graphics & Art crew of artists.

SCHEDULE
11AM – 3PM |Printmaking Session ($50 ticket) Complimentary brunch & drinks included with a special performances by La Victoria.

WORKSHOPS
SCREEN PRINTING Make some screen prints with your mother, daughter, sister celebrating your journey together.

LETTER WRITING Create a beautifully crafted letter to your mother, daughter, sister telling them how appreciated they are. Your letter can be inserted into frame.

Includes brunch & drinks! BUY TICKETS HERE

Self-Help Graphics was a great part of Big Sunday’s art/craft II and art/craft III.

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Help Support “Chicks Who Make Flicks”

February 4, 2016 - 4, 2017   ONGOING EVENT

Virtual, , Los Angeles, California

Website | Email |

Women writers and directors in the entertainment industry constantly encounter roadblocks when attempting to advance their careers – even when they are just as talented and capable as their male counterparts. Women actors have a similar problem simply because the number of female roles is significantly less than for men.  Friend of Big Sunday Amy Lloyd and her partner Christina Gray have combined efforts to combat this issue with a special IndieGogo campaign for their production company “Chicks Who Make Flicks.”  This organization is working to do its part to increase visibility and provide more opportunities for women.  The production company creates films made by women, films that tell great woman’s stories, films that capture the voices of women from all over the world and at every stage of their life. Their goal is to create an environment that supports, encourages, and celebrates talented female filmmakers.

Amy Lloyd is a long-time Big Sunday volunteer who participates in our weekly TM@10 events and many Monthly on Melrose events

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MADE BY DWC

September 8, 2015 - 8, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Downtown Women's Center, 325 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (213) 680-0600

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of MADE by DWC’s new handMADE earrings!

Find them at our Resale Boutique at  and support the DWC participants who created these unique pieces with your purchase. 

Big Sunday works with our friends at the DWC in a million ways. We always especially love enjoying Bingo and Bagels at Canter’s with them!

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“Advocates and Love”

May 21 - 22, 2016  

L.A. Goal, 4911 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California

Website | Email | 310.838.5274

Our drama program has been hard at work creating Advocates and Love, a play about their experiences living as people with developmental disabilities in the local community. Join us to see them perform on May 21 and 22, 3:30-5pm at L.A. GOAL. Suggested donation $10

L.A. Goal has participated in Big Sunday’s art/craft events, and Big Sunday has sent teams to the Craft and Folk Art Museum for the past few years on Big Sunday Weekend.

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Edison Middle School Performance of “It Might Be One Last Word”

May 13, 2016, 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

Edison Middle School, 6500 Hooper Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (323) 739-0768

The talented Unusual Suspects middle-school participants at Edison Middle School have written an original play that they will perform in a free public performance on Friday, May 13th!

 

In present day Compton, a single mother struggles to make sure her teenage children are on the right track. When she discovers a tragedy in her daughter’s life, the entire family struggles to make good decisions.

We heard about the awesome group The Unusual Suspects through our old friend John McKenna, who we’ve worked with at The Immaculate Conception School and The Point of Re-entry Program.

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Untitled, Derek DelGaudio

May 3 - June 12, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Geffen Theatre, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (310) 208-5454

Written and Performed by Derek DelGaudio

 

“Captivating! Dazzling! Wondrous!” – The New York Times

“Clever! Surprising! Incredible!” – Entertainment Weekly

“Remarkable! Skillful! Masterful!” – Time Out

World Premiere

 

Derek DelGaudio, critically acclaimed writer/magician of Nothing to Hide (directed by Neil Patrick Harris), returns for a world premiere. This radically new show traverses uncharted regions of imagination by way of impossible happenings, poetic interactions and awe-inspiring gestures.

The Geffen Theatre has generously provided free tickets for various Big Sunday events. Most recently, Big Sunday volunteers took a group of vets to the see a play there.

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Big Sky

June 7 - July 17, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Geffen Theatre, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | : (310) 208-5454

Written by  Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros

Directed by John Rando

World Premiere

 

“Maybe marriage was a better idea when life expectancy was lower.” – Jack from Big Sky

 

Five-star amenities and family fallout are on the itinerary as Jack races to land a life-changing deal during an Aspen getaway. But wide open spaces offer no place to hide as Jack’s family fails to keep the truth and elements at bay. Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros and Tony Award winning director John Rando offer a funny and poignant cautionary tale about the perils of pretense and fragility of family.

 

Major support for this world premiere production provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production Fund

The Geffen Theatre has generously provided free tickets for various Big Sunday events. Most recently, Big Sunday volunteers took a group of vets to the see a play there.

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Stage Kiss

April 5 - May 15, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Geffen Theatre, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (310) 208-5454

Written by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Bart DeLorenzo

 

Critic’s Pick! “Suffused with warmth and humor. Ruhl frothily whips together a romantic comedy and backstage farce.” – The New York Times

 

When long-lost loves are cast as long-lost lovers, two squabbling actors are slow to learn their lines but quick to ignite an old flame. MacArthur “Genius” Sarah Ruhl leads us on-stage, back-stage and out the stage door as reality collides with fiction in this raucous and revealing play within a play.

The Geffen Theatre has generously provided free tickets for various Big Sunday events. Most recently, Big Sunday volunteers took a group of vets to the see a play there.

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WriteGirl Authors Read New Poetry & Prose & Invite Your Participation!

May 14, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Chevalier's Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323-465-1334

On May 14th we welcome the young women of WriteGirl, the mentorship program for young female writers. They will be hosting their annual public event at Chevalier’s to celebrate the writing of their girls with readings of both poetry and prose. Join us for an inspiring hour this May 14th from 5–6 p.m.

Within a community of women writers, WriteGirl promotes creativity and self-expression to empower girls. WriteGirl matches girls with women writers: one-on-one mentoring and monthly creative writing workshops give the girls techniques, insights and hot topics for great writing in all genres from a who’s who of professional women writers. These workshops and mentoring sessions explore poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, songwriting, journalism, screenwriting, playwriting, persuasive writing, journal writing, editing and more. Collectively, WriteGirl anthologies have won 70 national and international book awards. Best of all, in its fourteen-year history, WriteGirl has guided 100% of mentees to college!

Chevalier’s Books is now co-owned by longtime Big Sunday supporter and former member Bert Deixler. And special guest David Ulin has also helped out at Big Sunday; on at least one occasion he was seen dropping off all sort of great stuff for one of our famous yard sales!

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Meander Quiet Los Angeles with Author Rebecca Razo

May 12, 2016, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

Chevalier's Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323-465-1334

Step into unexpected places of repose throughout Greater Los Angeles with the intriguing tour guide Rebecca Razo. A former Los Angeles City police officer-turned-writer raconteur, she revivifies her vision – and ours – of what this one-off megalopolis can be. The tonic havens from hectic haze that she discovers in Quiet Los Angeles are variously fun, mysterious, opulent and novel. Hint: One of the spots she chose is Chevalier’s! Take a dip with us on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m.

Following from Quiet London, Paris and New York, comes Los Angeles, the next in the series discovering quiet places in the midst of some of the busiest cities in the world. But Rebecca Razo decided she wouldn’t do our city justice without including the 4,750 square miles that make up the whole of L.A. County. Her enticing jaunt takes us from a 1910 Renaissance Beaux-Art mansion in South L.A. that once belonged to Busby Berkeley – to La Strada, a downhome Italian spot in Long Beach – and on to Downtown where a treasury of rare books thrives in an untouched vintage shop. These guides offer both visitors and locals a chance to enjoy the tranquil side of lively cities and to amble upon places off the beaten track. Included are more than 120 quiet places to meet, drink, dine, sleep, read or wander. There are evocative photographs and a short description for each location, with thorough travel, access and contact details.

Chevalier’s Books is now co-owned by longtime Big Sunday supporter and former member Bert Deixler. And special guest David Ulin has also helped out at Big Sunday; on at least one occasion he was seen dropping off all sort of great stuff for one of our famous yard sales!

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Presidential Historian David Greenberg, Author of Republic of Spin, in conversation with Journalist Richard Reeves

May 10, 2016, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

Chevalier's Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323-465-1334

Does spin manipulate the citizenry? Or engage us more fully in the democratic project? David Greenberg’s vivid new history Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency covers more than a hundred years of politics and recounts the rise of the White House spin machine, from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama. Come join us and listen in on what can only be a gem of an interview by award-winning journalist and best-selling author Richard Reeves, author of President Kennedy: Profile of Power, followed by a book signing, Tuesday, May 10th at 7 p.m.

Republic of Spin takes us behind the scenes inside presidential politics. We meet Woodrow Wilson convening the first White House press conference, Franklin Roosevelt huddling with his private pollsters, Ronald Reagan’s aides crafting his nightly-news sound bites, and George W. Bush staging his “Mission Accomplished” photo-op. We meet, too, figures like Teddy Roosevelt’s brilliantly efficient press manager, Dwight Eisenhower’s canny TV coach, and the key spinmeisters of our own times, from Roger Ailes to David Axelrod. Exploring the ideas of the century’s most incisive political critics, from Walter Lippmann to Hannah Arendt to Stephen Colbert, Republic of Spin illuminates both the power of spin and its limitations.

Chevalier’s Books is now co-owned by longtime Big Sunday supporter and former member Bert Deixler. And special guest David Ulin has also helped out at Big Sunday; on at least one occasion he was seen dropping off all sort of great stuff for one of our famous yard sales!

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Human-Rights Activist, Athlete & Author Maria Toorpakai Discusses Her Book, A Different Kind of Daughter

May 9, 2016, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

Chevalier's Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323-465-1334

We are honored to welcome pro-athlete squash player Maria Toorpakai. On her path to becoming a top-ranked world athlete, she burned all of her “girly” clothes to pass as a boy in tribal Waziristan and practiced squash in her bedroom to protect teammates from Taliban threats. Maria will read from her riveting account, with Q & A and signing to follow on Monday, May 9th at 7 pm.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF DAUGHTER tells of Maria’s harrowing journey to play the sport she knew was her destiny, first living as a boy and roaming the violent back alleys of the frontier city of Peshawar, rising to become the number one female squash player in Pakistan. For Maria, squash was more than liberation – it was salvation. But it was also a death sentence, thrusting her into the national spotlight and the crosshairs of the Taliban, who wanted Maria and her family dead. Maria knew her only chance of survival was to flee the country.

Enter Jonathon Power, the first North American to earn the title of top squash player in the world, and the only person to heed Maria’s plea for help. Recognizing her determination and talent, Jonathon invited Maria to train and compete internationally in Canada. After years of living on the run from the Taliban, Maria packed up and left the only place she had ever known to move halfway across the globe and pursue her dream. Now Maria is well on the way to becoming a world champion as she continues to be a voice for oppressed women everywhere.

Chevalier’s Books is now co-owned by longtime Big Sunday supporter and former member Bert Deixler. And special guest David Ulin has also helped out at Big Sunday; on at least one occasion he was seen dropping off all sort of great stuff for one of our famous yard sales!

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