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ARTSea happening in Marina del Rey this weekend

ARTSea happening in Marina del Rey this weekend

ARTsea takes place on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at Marina “Mother’s” Beach. This free outdoor event welcomes Angelenos of all ages to celebrate Southern California’s vibrant art, culture and music scene.

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ARTSea Events + Happenings

Curated art galleries
– Andrew Philip Cortes presents an installation and experimental environment titled NSEW
– Love and Guts showcase their signature, “Skateboarding Killed the Art Show”
– Grab Bag Studio presents the work of Los Angeles-based artists Brian Chambers and Lux

Hands-on art workshops and interactive activities
– ‘Can the Trash’ Clean Beach Poster Contest – Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students can enter to have their artwork seen by millions of beachgoers as part of DBH’s educational campaign
– Makers Mess – Make a farmer’s market-themed block print or craft a nautical-inspired flower crown

Large-scale art installations and site-specific pieces from local artists
– Colorful banners and wind-garden by San Diego artist Jose Sainz
– Sea Creatures by Los Angeles-based art collective Aphidoidea

A marketplace with local artisan-made craft items
– JDN73 – Screen printed clothing designed by native LA artist Jorge Nunez
– Eclectic Hoops – Hand-crafted dance hoops on the beach 
– Teru Ai Ceramics – Artisan hand-glazed ceramics

Plenty of dining options for all to enjoy
– More than a dozen food trucks including Blast Ice Cream, The Grilled Cheese Truck and Cousins Maine Lobster
– Beer and Wine Garden hosted by Cafe del Rey
– Many waterfront restaurants throughout the Marina

All-day musical entertainment from day into night    
– Grateful Shred will headline the festival Saturday night. These LA-based studio-session musicians will channel the elusive Grateful Dead vibe with wide-open guitar tones, effortless three-part vocal harmonies, and yes, plenty of tripped-out, Shredded solos
– DJ sessions from KCRW’s DJ Raul Campos and DJ Novena Carmel
– Interactive JAM sessions and performances with Betty Rox, Kati Hernandez and CONTRA-TIEMPO, presented in association with the Ford Theatre Foundation
– Georgia Anne Muldrow, a local hip-hop, jazz and soul musician, will perform with Dudley Perkins aka Declaime featuring special guest DJ Battlecat
– La Chamba’s sound is known as “Chicha Angelina,” a unique fusion of the psychedelic vintage tones of ’60s Peruvian “Chicha” Surf Pop

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