State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to LA’s Latino Art Openings

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State of The Art is Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.

7th annual Dia de Los Muertos Group Art Exhibition – Gallery Azul

There’s really no other day that you walk around with face paint that makes you look like calavera without getting strange looks. Dia de Los Muertos sounds like a very blue holiday but it’s quite a lot of fun in Los Angeles – and good inspiration for some great art. San Pedro’s Gallery Azul hosts its 7th annual Dia de Los Muertos Exhibition to show off that spectacular, spooky art. On Saturday, November 3 you can bob your head to a Muertos Mix by DJ Chee-Bo and chomp on some pan de muerto while scoping out the arte. You know you’re just dying to go.

Gallery Azul
520 W. 8th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731


Sabino Osuna – University of California, Riverside

A great way to learn about your national historia is through photographs. By picking up a camera, those wholivedthrough big events decades ago can inform us younger ones today. “Mexico at the Hour of Combat: Sabino Osuna’s Photographs of the Mexican Revolution” do just that and the exhibition comes just a little before November 20 – the date when the Mexican Revolution took place in 1910. November 3 at 6 p.m. you can check out the photos and discover the artistic skill of an important photographer.

UCR/California Museum of Photography
3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501


El Velorio, A Day of the Dead Cultural Event

Okay, so you’re thinking – these art events sound good but I feel like going to a real paranda for Dia de Los Muertos! And we don’t want to let you down. To scratch that itch, you can head to “El Velorio, A Day of the Dead Cultural Event,” a 21+ event on Friday November 2 that lets you drink, see art and dance from 9 p.m. ‘til las dos de la manana. Mexican artist Antonio Pelayo curates a legit art show that includes his work along with art from RETNA, Shepard Fairey, Estevan Oriol, GERMS and more. Hosted by Wilder Valderrama, the night also includes a photo booth and face painting. Tickets are $15 from a presale online ( and $20 at the door.

KGB Studios
1640 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 9001

Noche de Altares – 4th Street

For the tenth year in the row, Calacas sponsors “Noche de Altares” on November 3rd. The event brings the art of the altares along with music and performances all for free; you can bring the whole familiar, since there will be crafts for the kids. If you want to take home a souvenir, you can buy something from artisan vendors there, too. Bands La Misa Negra and La Santa Maria end the night at 10 p.m.

4th Street
324 W. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701