5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Check out a pop-up mini-golf course, get a behind-the-scenes look at graphic T-shirt design, learn about the business and law of art, and explore more of the LA Design Festival. Just some of this week’s best design events, courtesy of DnA.

La Brea
The New Urbanism Film Festival takes place in District La Brea, recently deemed “one of the hippest drags in town” by the New York Times.

1. Los Angeles Design Festival

The second week of the LA Design Festival features dozens more events in four of the city’s thriving design districts: Silver Lake, DTLA, District La Brea and Culver City. In La Brea, catch the New Urbanism Film Festival, a night of short films and conversation with LA’s urban thinkers and civic leaders; in the Arts District, see Parachute Market’s “Alone Together” – a bazaar curated by four female artists – at 405 Mateo Street in DTLA (tickets available here).

When: Thursday, June 9 – Sunday, June 26

Tickets: Prices vary. See full event calendar and get tickets here.

Ed Moses William Turner Galler
Ed Moses at the William Turner Gallery. (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

2) Art World 2016: Bankruptcy, Art Consignment, and Resale Royalty

The passion and glamour of the art world collide with contract law and business interests at this discussion between esteemed art law professionals: William Turner, Esq., owner of the William Turner Gallery; Alexandra Darraby, Esq., principal of The Law Art Firm; Stephen J. Goldberg, counsel for Ed Moses and founder of the Art Asset Management Group; and senior accredited appraiser Xiliary Twil. The four will break down the best legal practices artists, collectors and gallery owners can take in buying, selling and consigning art. The night starts off with an exhibition of Ed Moses’ work.

When: Tuesday, June 14, 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Ed Moses Exhibition: 6:15, Discussion: 7:00)

Where: William Turner Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave E-1, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Tickets: $30 – $50. Get tickets here.

KCET explores how architecture, urban planning and transportation are evolving to meet the needs of a changing city. (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

3) KCET Artbound: Third LA with Christopher Hawthorne

In the latest episode of KCET’s Artbound, Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne explores the future of LA, discussing how the city’s architecture, urban design and transportation is evolving as its demographics change. DnA’s Frances Anderton is also featured in the program. Watch a preview of the episode here and join the conversation on KCET’s website.

When: Tuesday, June 14, 9 p.m. Click here for additional broadcast and streaming times.

Where: On air at KCET (Channel 28) and online at KCET.org.

Any image can become a T-shirt at The Print Lab. (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

4) Obscura Society LA: Screen Time at the Print Lab

The graphic T-shirt has become a bonafide fashion staple. This tour of the Print Lab will show you firsthand how every tee comes together, from design and screening to inking and drying. Every attendee will leave with a shirt just for them. As a bonus, the space doubles as a temporary home for the Valley Relics Museum, a vast collection of roadside and road trip artifacts, founded and curated by the Lab’s Tommy Gelinas. Since the Museum has reached capacity, some of its interesting objects have spilled over into the Print Lab, which you may catch a glance of at the Screen Time tour.

When: Thursday, June 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: The Print Lab: 13212 Raymer St., Los Angeles, CA 91605

Tickets: $20. Get tickets here.

Mini Golf Project
Photo courtesy of M&A (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

5) TURF: A Mini Golf Project

For “TURF: A Mini-Golf Project,” nine architects, designers and artists made playful miniature golf obstacles, each reflecting the real-life obstacles Los Angeles urban design faces: drought and lawns, parking and traffic, housing typologies and identity, topography and territory, and more. Materials & Applications is hosting an opening night party for the pop-up golf course in Echo Park, where you can check out the project and play nine holes. The following week, bring a team back with you for M&A’s TURF Tournament.

When: Opening night event: Saturday, June 18, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Exhibition runs through 31.

Where: 1601 Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Tickets: Free golf rounds, cash bar. More details and hours of operation here.