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Window Wonderland: Holiday Window Displays 2017

12/11/17 Grace Lennon

Year after year, Los Angeles residents flock to shopping areas such as the Grove and Rodeo to not only purchase the latest items, but view the Instagram-worthy spectacles that light up the store windows.

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Get Happy! We Matched The Colors of Happy Place

12/11/17 specs+spaces staff

Happiness comes in many shapes and sizes. For some it may be a meticulously planned getaway and for others, it could simply be a state of mind. In Los Angeles, however, you can discover it at an actual location.

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Can A New Interactive Experience Make Los Angeles Happy?

11/27/17 specs+spaces staff

Los Angeles just got a whole lot brighter! Last week marked the opening of the multi-sensory pop-up experience HAPPY PLACE in LA’s Arts District.

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Community Mural Initiative Makes Over North Long Beach

11/09/17 specs+spaces staff

North Long Beach has officially kicked off its second Creative Corridor Challenge in order to further the creative community’s presence on the city’s streets.

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MEYOUWE: The Art of Mer Young

11/03/17 Sara McLean

​Local Los Angeles-based artist Mer Young recently showcased a series of collages and paintings at her solo exhibit titled MEYOUWE (me-you-we), which provided colorful highlights into Young and what drives her to keep creating exquisite and meaningful work.

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Pop Up Greens: Molly Rhymer and a Devotion to Plantscaping

11/03/17 Sara McLean

Molly Rhymer, owner of Los Angeles-based business Pop Up Greens, finds pleasure in being surrounded by greenery and nature. And with an eye for design and assured of her preferred design aesthetic, she began creating a line of hand-painted pots with a variety of colors and designs to suit her tastes. Soon, the public took notice and Pop Up Greens was born.

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Playing with Fire: Paintings by Artist Carlos Almarez

11/02/17 Grace Lennon

​The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is presenting the first major retrospective of one of the most influential Los Angeles artists of the 1970s and '80s, Carlos Almaraz. "Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz" features more than sixty works and includes pastels, ephemera, and notebooks, largely from 1967 through 1989, the year of the artist’s untimely death at age 48.

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A Meditation On Textiles With Multi-Media Artist Andrea Kraybill

10/26/17 specs+spaces staff

Andrea Kraybill breathes a deep breath in — taking in salt of the ocean air around her. She’s perched up on the mountains along the coast, north of Malibu.

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2018 Color Trends Shine Bright In Las Vegas Artist Eric Vozzola's Work

10/18/17 specs+spaces staff

The starscapes and mountainscapes, like those in Onion Valley or around Las Vegas, are frequently the subject of Eric Vozzola’s work as a visual artist.

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Colorful Crosswalks in Downtown LA

09/28/17 Grace Lennon

The intersection at 2nd and Grand in downtown Los Angeles sprang to life over the Labor Day weekend, boasting a colorful installation by Venezuelan-born artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, titled "Couler Additive."