ARTWALK AFTER PARTY HOLDS COURT IN HISTORIC
HELMS BAKERY BUILDING
Los Angeles—The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) cutting edge membership program, Muse, collaborates with the City of Culver City to present ARTWALK Culver City on Saturday, June 2, 2007. For more than thirteen years, Muse has led LACMA members and non-members alike through Los Angeles’ unique and burgeoning arts scenes. This year, Muse partners with the City of Culver City to bring art lovers to the booming art district, where more than forty galleries will be participating, including pioneer Blum & Poe, Anna Helwing Gallery, BLK/MRKT Gallery, d.e.n. contemporary, LAXART, and many more. The day begins with a free self-guided gallery tour from noon–8 pm, and culminates with the LACMA MUSE ARTWALK AFTER PARTY in chic furniture mart H.D. Buttercup, located in the historic Helms Bakery Building, from 8–11 pm.
After gallery doors close, the AFTER PARTY begins inside the recently expanded H.D. Buttercup showrooms. Amidst the incredible array of furniture will be three separate stages set up for live music throughout the night, including a performance by Giant Drag, who LA Weekly describes as the “indie rock poster girl of the Silver Lake scene.” Guests will also enjoy video projections in the showrooms along with hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and complimentary beer, wine, and cocktails, including a vodka bar presented by Absolut Pears.
Tickets are $20 for Muse members, $30 for non-members, and $35 at the door, and can be purchased at lacma.org or at the LACMA box office. Advance purchase is recommended. All proceeds benefit LACMA and fund programs aimed at supporting burgeoning arts communities.
About LACMA Muse
Already in its thirteenth year, LACMA Muse is the largest museum membership program in the nation for youthful art patrons, and has grown to approximately 3,000 members. With a mission to elevate the experience of supporting the arts, Muse offers an ambitious program of events for art enthusiasts on the cutting edge.
About ARTWALK Culver City
ARTWALK Culver City is another program of the Culver City Cultural Affairs Division that is free and open to the public. Sony Pictures Entertainment is a Platinum Sponsor of cultural and community programs in the City of Culver City. Please contact the Culver City Cultural Affairs Hotline at 310 253-5716 or log onto www.culvercity.org for more information on ARTWALK Culver City.
The LACMA MUSE ARTWALK AFTER PARTY was made possible through the generous support of Presenting Sponsor, MINI Cooper. Additional support was provided by Sponsoring Venue H.D. Buttercup Manufacturer Furniture Mart and Media Sponsor Indie 103.1. In-kind support was provided by Absolut Pears, Two Tone Farm Wineries, Grolsch Premium Lager, and Budweiser Select, BEACON an asian café, Border Grill and Ciudad, and Bluebird Café.
In April 2006, Michael Govan became CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). He is the seventh person to hold the position of Director in the museum’s 41-year history. Established as an independent institution in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has assembled a permanent collection that includes approximately 100,000 works of art spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present, making it the premier encyclopedic visual arts museum in the western United States. Located in the heart of one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, the museum uses its collection and resources to provide a variety of educational and cultural experiences for the people who live in, work in, and visit Los Angeles. LACMA offers an outstanding schedule of art exhibitions and Public Programs, including Talks & Courses, Music, and Films. In addition, Arts for NexGen LACMA provides free museum memberships for children under 17 and offers a well-rounded core of family initiatives weekly. The museum provides free admission after 5 pm every day open, and all day on the second Tuesday of each month. LACMA's “Free after Five” program is sponsored by Target.
General Information: LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles CA, 90036. For more information about LACMA and its programming, call (323) 857-6000 or log on to www.lacma.org.
Museum Hours and Admission: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, noon–8 pm; Friday, noon–9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am–8 pm; closed Wednesday. Adults $9; students 18+ with ID and senior citizens 62+ $5; children 17 and under are admitted free. Admission (except to specially ticketed exhibitions) is free every evening after 5 pm, and the second Tuesday of every month.
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