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Photo by Emma Cunningham

From Manny Castro's Facebook page

The Eastsider LA first brought this to our attention last week: just up the street from where we live, a mysterious pair of glittering red high-heel shoes and a trophy cutout were noticeably hanging from power lines. Then they popped up in Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Hollywood -the trophy cutout bearing the words: “This Hollywood Life.”

And before you think it, it’s not one of those signs of gangs and drug dealers marking their territory (unless they really love Hollywood glitz and glam). Nor is it the genius ad campaign for Wicked returning to Los Angeles. In fact, we think the case has been cracked.

It’s the work of artist Manny Castro, basically an ad for his upcoming show at new Echo Park Gallery iam8bit. The gallery started off with a bang last month with its show featuring 80’s video game inspired artwork, and with all the guerrilla art going on, this new show is bound to have the same effect. We’ll share more info about the show once we learn more!

Manny’s show, This Hollywood Life, starts September 29, 2011 at iam8bit, located at 2147 W. Sunset Boulevard

1650 Gallery in Echo Park will be hosting a charity event in October called “DOGS, DOGS, DOGS!” I have hundreds of photos of my cats, so I’m sure you have them of your dogs – this is your chance to submit those lovable photos to the gallery for the exhibit and help support Dogs Without Borders.

Make sure you submit your photos by Thursday, September 30, 2010. It costs $25 for up to five images, with $5 each for additional entries. 25-30 works will be chosen for the exhibit, with additional works for an online gallery. Opening Night Gala is October 23, 2010, 7:00 pm (exhibit ends November 27).

Dogs Without Borders is a 501(c) non-profit dog rescue that is dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned dogs from high-kill shelters in the Los Angeles area and to find them permanent and loving homes.

Click here for more info, submission guidelines, etc. 1650 Gallery is located at 1650 Echo Park Avenue.

If you’re interested about Echo Park pets, click here for our past story about Sonia Paulino’s photos of Echo Park’s dogs and their owners/walkers.

Oh yes, and if you’re an animal lover, discount days are going on now at the animal shelter through September 26. Dog adoption fees are only $78.50, cats are $50.50. The closest animal shelter for us is the North Central Animal Shelter at 3201 Lacy St.

Readers, you will be proud to know that I ingested one too many caffeine and guarana infused vodka drinks on Friday night all in the name of bringing you in the inside scoop on the Echo Park Independent Co-op. You’re welcome. Of course, I didn’t do it alone. Kelly and Faith and I all put on our Friday night best and headed down to the swanky affair that was their grand opening.

The Echo Park Independent Co-op (E.P.I.C.) is the creation of Tristen Scott and Rhianon Jones. It’s located in a big beautiful space on Sunset within the confines of the Jensen Recreational Center Building. The interior design of the store is stunning. Very grand and elegant but simple enough in it’s decoration to let the artwork and the clothing really stand out. Admittedly, it is their goal to present everything in the store in “a gallery-like setting.”

Half of the store is dedicated to one-of-a-kind clothing pieces created by L.A.-based designers. I’m not going to lie about the prices. They range from $60 to $1,000 and on average are somewhere between $100 and $300.  When I asked Tristen about this, he admitted that this was not affordable to most people. His goal is not to provide cheap, ready-to-wear fashion to everyone but to support local artists many of whom have no other venue in which to display their work. They also eventually plan on “taking artists and designers under their wing to create in-store products that are unique to the market place.”

The other half of the store is to be used as a gallery space. On Friday there was Post-It Note art on display created by a variety of artists and friends. Each display was priced at $10 and all of the proceeds went to Million Trees L.A. In addition, 10% of all the proceeds from Friday night’s sales went to the same organization.

The Echo Park Independent Co-op is located at 1712 Sunset. Their website (http://www.shopepicla.com/) is not fully-functional yet, but we’ll be sure to let you guys know when it is.

Here are a sampling of event flyers for this weekend. The post would be very long so I’ve split it up. Click the link below to see the rest. Have a good weekend!

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Artillery & Ammo present: HOME The works of Sophia Allison and Cheryl Groff.

OPENING RECEPTION February 13th at 7 o’clock till … ?

HOME is a new show curated by Deryke cardenaz.

About the show …
HOME is the works of two southern California artists, Sophia Allison and Cheryl Groff. HOME is a word that means different things to all of us. For some its the place they were born, and for others it is the place they are at, but for all of us it means a place of belonging as well as a place we carry with us. Each artist’s work is a unique expression / exploration of this concept. The works invite the viewer in to each of their respective worlds.

Artillery & Ammo is proud to have this show on its walls. The show runs from FEB 13 to MAR 7th.

Gallery Hours Noon – Midnight … Mon – Sat

Artillery & Ammo Gallery
1162 Glendale Blvd.
Echo Park, Ca. 90026

There is a lot going on at Echo Curio this month! For those who don’t know, Echo Curio is located at 1519 Sunset Blvd. Echo Park, CA 90026 on the intersection of Laveta Ter and Sunsent Blvd. They open their doors 1 hour before shows start. Since the list is long I’m going to add one of those helpful read more links! Click below to see the list of February shows. Remember sometimes shows change at the last minute so check out their website to stay informed. Events are all ages and their is always art on the walls (a lot done by Echo Park residents).
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Check out your neighborhood gallery/venue this month for lots of shows. Echo Curio is located on the corner of Sunset and Laveta.

The following was posted by the Echo Curio myspace.


Tuesday, August 4th – ART DROP for IMAGINARYLAND : RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS exhibition

Friday, August 7th – IMAGINARYLAND : RAINBOWS and UNICORNS opens


Read more for the whole month’s events and summaries!

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