If you’re looking for interesting art events, you hardly need look further than your own back yard.  For example, on Saturday there are several local art events worth checking out. 

The 2nd City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space is hosting a reception for their new exhibition.  Cheryl and Dwight Bennett are consistently masterful at organizing and lovingly displaying art works selected by a juror for each show.  While all their shows feature artists from California, this one is unique in that it has no theme.  The reception is from 7 – 9 PM, and the gallery is located at 435 Alamitos.

The monthly 2nd Saturday Art Walk is also taking place tomorrow evening.  A group of local artists close down Linden Avenue between 1st and Broadway to showcase music, art, and crafts all in a festive atmosphere.  Gallery 11/7 is featuring a unique collaborative show featuring Robin Bott.

If you’re absolutely desperate to get out of town, go to the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, located in Barnsdall Park, to enjoy the LA Siggraph DigitalEyes 2009-2009 exhibition, curated by CSULB art professor Jen Grey.  If you’re there at 2 PM, you can meet two of the artists from the show.  Marco Schindellman, one of the organizers of SoundWalk, will be performing with MLuM.