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GO! South Bay Vendors Among Many Participating at L.A. LIVE’s Downtown Dark Nights on Fri 6/3 … Kick off the Summer in DTLA!

I get it. Downtown Los Angeles is NOT the South Bay. After all, who really wants to venture outside of the bubble, and head to DTLA (and if you don’t know already, DTLA stands for Downtown Los Angeles!). Since I divide my time between the South Bay and DTLA, I get the pleasure of enjoying both worlds — vastly different, while at the same time, closely similar — surprising, huh?

Well, this Friday, my worlds collide. On June 3 @ 6-11pm, I am co-producing my 12th FREE community event at L.A. LIVE called Downtown Dark Nights, and this time, we have at least three of our vendors from the South Bay! Join us and be sure to support LOCAL by visiting these vendors when you come Downtown!

RSVP on FACEBOOK … Details on L.A. LIVE’s website HERE!

Here are the three South Bay locals who will be among the 40 vendors at Downtown Dark Nights!

DANE CAPO ART: A native of Hermosa Beach, California, 20-year-old Dane Capo is an artist who began painting four years ago. His world of bold color often features images of his favorite people — from famous musicians like the Beatles and Bob Dylan to artists like Matisse to family members. A world traveler, to date, he has also visited 37 U.S. states – his goal is to visit all fifty. An artist who also happens to have autism and epilepsy, his mom Krista Capo shares that “One day Dane just decided to start painting.” Learn more about Dane and his artwork by visiting his website at www.danecapo.com and by clicking HERE.


SHAY CANDLES: A long-time South Bay local who often sells in Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village, Rachez Miller makes the most amazing coconut wax candles that she mixes using unique fragrances and hand-pours into her decorated jars and tins. They burn for hours, and have the most heavenly scents! Follow this Roller Derby mom and her Shay Candles on Instagram!


SOAP SEAS: In 2015, artisan Christine Wennstrom began making and selling her small batches of handcrafted natural soaps inspired by the sea. A native of Redondo Beach, California, she shares: “The beach has always been my lifelong companion through my rough waters and calm tides. I breathe, dream, sing, and dance t­­o the beach. My soaps are my homage to the sea, and a way I can give back all that the sea has given me.” Learn more at www.soapseas.com.

GO! Toyota Dream Car Youth Art Exhibits on View in the South Bay

Artworks by local youth who were among the U.S. finalists of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest in 2014 and 2015 are now on view in three separate exhibitions in the South Bay. The first is at Phantom Galleries L.A. in Hawthorne. School teachers are invited to visit this gallery on Saturday, October 10; Saturday, October 17; and Saturday, October 24 during 2-4pm to pick up their FREE classroom art kits to help their students enter this year’s free national contest (while supplies last). If you are a teacher, RSVP HERE! The exhibition is on view during special events and by appointment only thru Saturday, October 24, 2015.

The other two exhibitions are on view during public hours in the lobbies at the Main Library and North Branch of the Redondo Beach Public Library, Thursday, October 1 thru Sunday, November 22, 2015. One of the finalists whose work is on display was also a national winner last year: Gene Whang, age 14, of Rancho Palos Verdes, California won the U.S. Bronze Award for his artwork “Cable Wheel Automobile.” The library exhibitions are being presented in the South Bay as part of the Redondo Beach Art Group (RBAG)’s 2015 Power of Art :: PoAX, an annual art show, which takes place this year on Friday, October 16 thru Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Main Library.

Now in its 10th year worldwide, the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is starting its 5th year of participation in the United States. The free contest is designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage an interest in design and the automotive industry. Now through Monday, February 1, 2016, U.S. youth, ages 4-15, can submit their hand-drawn artworks featuring unique concepts of their “Dream Car.” Applicants are sorted into three age categories (4-7 years; 8-11 years; 12-15 years). Judging is based on three criteria: execution of concept; uniqueness; and artistry. For details, official rules, and entry forms, visit www.TFSintheCommunity.com/DreamCar.

REDONDO BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
now thru Sunday, November 22, 2015

Main Library
303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm • Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm • Closed Sunday

North Branch
2000 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Monday-Thursday 12-8pm • Closed Friday
Saturday 9am-5pm • Closed Sunday

PHANTOM GALLERIES L.A. at Hawthorne
Saturdays thru October 24, 2015

Katalyst Foundation Gallery
12609 Hawthorne Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250
The exhibition is on view during special events and by appointment on Saturdays thru October 24, 2015. Call (213) 446-3467 to schedule a gallery visit.