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Photo Recap: Art Shows We Know You Missed

10:40 AM PDT on August 24, 2015


On any given night in Los Angeles there are art openings at dozens of different galleries or pop-up events. Featured in this post are art shows / events that you may have heard about, but didn’t get a chance to check out in person. Please enjoy this glimpse of what you missed so far in August from San Pedro, Rosemead, Downey and Downtown Los Angeles, featuring artist such as Augustine Kofie, Mike Giant, Noelle Martinez, and many more. All photos taken by L.A. TACO senior photographer Erwin Recinos.

Violent By Design: Stay Gallery ~ Downey

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Stay Gallery is located in the newly dubbed "Mexican Beverly Hills", the South Los Angeles city of Downey. This suburb 13 miles from downtown Los Angeles was host to Violent By Design: featuring hardworking artist from the streetwear and skate industries who tireless represent their passion for creativity. With representatives of brands such as Rebel8, Us Versus Them, Primitive and The Hundreds it was interesting venue choice by Parafloyd to host such a big event between DTLA and the Long Beach area.

Featured artist in the exhibit: Benjie Escobar, Alfred Rodriguez, Edgarzilla, 123Klan, Shepard Fairey, Graham Nystrom, J Perez, Shane Jessup, Joe King, Les Schettkoe, Thomas Yu, Camilo Jaramillo, Sketchy Tank, Clark Orr, Zach Shuta, Chez Meka, Victor Koast, Alvaro Santillana, Wesley, Eggebercht, Mike Giant, Matthew Skiff, Eduardo Viramontes, Yaiagift, Francisco Reyes, Danny Estrada, Mike Jones and Suedehead.

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Day In The Lyfe Release: Bad Fish Clothing ~ San Pedro

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I ventured to the city of San Pedro during a recent artwalk in the community and made my way to Bad Fish Clothing Store for the Day In The Lyfe: Photo Special 2015 for Volume 10. Featuring photos from Dr Sex, Emit, Aware, Smuggler, Jrep, Jaime Sanchez, Newa, Klas, Justin Phame, Jaber, The Kzergabe Gallery, Aesok, Duel and Met.

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Beat Those Mind Games: Rosecity Pizza ~ Rosemead

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From Arizona to Los Angeles, visual artist Noelle Martinez had her first solo show here in the city of Rosemead at Rose City Pizza. LA TACO met Noelle during the Pow Wow Long Beach event as a volunteer helping artist helping to create murals throughout the week. It is now Noelle's chance to show the people of Los Angeles her creativity and vision.

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Halftime: Pop-Up Event ~ DTLA

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As we headed in to Halftime, the crowd had already begun to get bigger and spread from inside the gallery out into to the street. The graffiti community was out in force to support one of its constituents. Being consistent and active are terms used in graffiti and Hufer lives by them, always displaying progress either on walls or on canvas. This is yet another step in a direction of a evolving artist whose name on the streets is now matched by his name on gallery walls.

Augustine Kofie: Book Signing Event ~ Mumford Brewing

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Zero+ Publishing has recently released a book with LA based artist Augustine Kofie. A book signing event took place at Mumford Brewing in downtown Los Angeles. Kofie recently created a mural inside the tap room. Since we know you missed this event, you can purchase this book via Also make your way to Mumford Brewing and try out some of their craft beer. Cheers!

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