(Below information edited from press release.)
South Bay Contemporary SoLA (SBC SoLA) and Manhattan Beach Art Center invite the public for this special inaugural event, hosting their first collaborative fundraiser, including an online art auction with a reception/exhibition on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Manhattan Beach Art Center Gallery.
The organizations share a mission and commitment to the arts, its integral part of community , the diversity of culture and current issues; a mutual desire to educate, cultivate and bridge the South Bay and Los Angeles communities. This event is a step toward that mission.
SBC/MBAC invited artists who have been supporters and exhibitors of both organizations over the years. These include many well established and emerging artists from both the South Bay and Los Angeles regions. Nearly 100 original works of fine art will be on display for bid online and on exhibition the night of the event. These works range from Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Photography, Digital art and include Beach City favorites such as Margaret Lazzari and Dan Janotta, well known San Pedro artists Ray Carofano and Candice Gawne, LA Socio Political Artists, Kim Abeles and Mark Steven Greenfield and many more. Online auction bidding is open at www.southbaycontemporary.org/auctions/
Cross Town started in March 2017 when SBC SoLA joined with artist & patron Linda Jo Russell, moving from the South Bay to a storefront gallery space on Slauson Avenue, just north of Ingelwood and its burgeoning art scene. Says Russell, “The idea is, we’d like to bring the South Bay to Los Angeles, and Los Angeles to the South Bay. This is close enough [to the Beach Cities], and yet we’re in Los Angeles, and we want to expose people working in the South Bay to a larger scene.”
Manhattan Beach Art Center: 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (Above image provided by the city of Manhattan Beach, SOLA & Manhattan Beach Art Center.)