EVENT SCHEDULE: Garden Party October at CAI


We are thrilled to announce the next show and event series at CAI, Garden Party. After an Open Call reaching different creative communities, we have assembled a diverse collection of sculpture, video, illustration, and installation pieces that will coalesce into a thriving environment in the gallery. To celebrate, we will be hosting 5 events while the work is on view:


OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday October 8, 2016 | 7 – 10 pm | free

Join us in celebrating the new Garden Party Collection of artwork by an international collection of artists. Enjoy refreshments and live performances.

Sculpture, video, illustration, and installation work by:

Adrienne Adar
Frank Fu
Yves Gore
CM Gray
Eden Mitsenmacher Tordjman
Ayse Melis Okay
Juna Skenderi
Kristopher Thomas Swick
Martin Velez

Live performance by Sob Sister featuring Kaja Nelson


FAMILY MOVIE + CRAFT DAY: Sunday October 16, 2016 | 5 – 9 pm | free entry, $3-5 crafts

Highland Park has welcomed us warmly into its thriving arts community. We would like to thank our community by hosting a family day at CAI!

Outside, we will screen the animated classic ‘FernGully’ in our front yard. Bring a picnic blanket and feast to enjoy with your family and friends!

We will also feature family friendly activities including:

  • Making Flores de Migajon, a traditional Mexican handicraft in which bread-paste is formed into flowers and other small sculptures
  • Cooking Purslane/Verdolaga, an edible succulent ubiquitous in southern California but is considered an exotic weed


EDIBLE FLOWER DINNER: Saturday October 22, 2016 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm | $35 per person

gardenparty_programming-02Enjoy a luscious culinary adventure as CAI’s Director and Le Cordon Bleu graduate Josh demonstrates the preparation of three appetizers and two cocktails featuring edible flowers. Each guest will be served all three plates and one of two cocktails.



OPEN MIC: Wednesday October 26, 2016 | 8 – 10 pm | free

Perform at CAI’s Open Mic! Participants can perform poetry, spoken word, original music, or comedy. To accommodate as many acts as possible, each is limited to one song or 5 minutes of material with small acoustic set-ups (2 instrument inputs, 2 mics).


HARVEST WREATH WORKSHOP: Thursday October 27, 2016 | 7 – 9 pm | $25 per kit

Build a wreath with wine and friends to celebrate the season! We will provide knotty branch wreathes and materials to make them your own, including dried flowers and other natural vegetation. Participants will also receive refreshments!