The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art will celebrate its 10-year anniversary at an event from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica.
Sponsored by Bluecanvas Magazine, the event will kick off the art academy’s fundraising efforts to build a community art library and resource center in its Van Nuys main location and maintain its gallery space and art study center in Santa Monica.
The academy’s Santa Monica location offers intimate classes, workshops, lectures and showcases artists’ work.
The anniversary event will feature live painting demonstrations, music by L.A-based band Del Toro, a silent auction, refreshments and more. Admission is free and open to the public.
In 2002, the art academy opened its doors with the intention to fulfill a need in the community by offering figurative classes taught by professional and talented artists. Academy officials say the school has developed a strong reputation as a learning institution that provides high quality foundational training.
“Over the course of 10 years, LAAFA has made a significant impact in Los Angeles by providing exceptional art education to a diverse community,” said Maryam Storm, president of LAAFA.
“With our plans for expansion, we intend to answer the call for needed art programs, especially in the wake of the most recent cutbacks in funding for the arts. This is a big step towards providing our community with more resources.”
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