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Art Los Angeles Contemporary, the city’s most established, blue-chip art fair, was recently held in Santa Monica, but 30 miles down the coast in the blue-collar enclave of San Pedro, a more underground fair is debuting this weekend. Founded by artist Keith Rocka Knittel, the Other Places Art Fair will feature 24 independent galleries, artist-run spaces, and collectives, including Abode, Gas, Elevator Mondays, Garden, Maiden LA, and many more. Located in Battery Leary-Merriam, a former military base overlooking the Pacific, these spaces will be given an opportunity to highlight noncommercial art projects, though there will be editions and publications for sale.
In addition to fair booths, there will be a series of performances and events taking place throughout the day from Ross Simonini, Geneva Skeen, Artemisa Clark and Nina Sarnelle, and others. Not to be missed is a transcendental listening walk at 2pm led by David Horvitz, in which he will lead visitors on a walk to the lost site of Furusato — a Japanese village on nearby Terminal Island whose residents were sent to internment camps in 1942 — culminating in silent listening.
When: Saturday, February 3, 12–5pm ($5 donation / free for students with ID)
Where: Battery Leary-Merriam, Angels Gate Park (3601 S Gaffey St., San Pedro, California)
More info here.
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