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Celebrate an Artful Life

Join us for a day of art at Thomas Lavin Pacific Design Center. Jewelry and Handmade Objects by Chicago metalsmith Gillion Carrara commencing at 10 a.m. That evening Thomas Lavin hosts Erika Heet, Editor in Chief Interiors Magazine and gallerist Edward Chella celebrating an artful life.

Edward Cella curates Thomas Lavin, PDC and is available to consult on your special projects and commissions.

Thursday, June 13, 5-8 p.m.
Thomas Lavin, PDC


Join Us for WESTWEEK 2019

Intersections: Art, Design and Collecting

Wednesday, March 20, NOON – 1:00 PM

Pacific Design Center, Suite B310

Art and design are often treated as separate worlds, but those boundaries are rapidly dissolving. How exactly does art interact with design? Does one influence the other? And how does art collecting mesh with interior design? Join art dealer Edward Cella, Zinc Textile designer Justin Marr, and showroom owner Thomas Lavin to explore what you need to know about the intersection of art and design today. Moderated by DesignLA editor-in-chief Michael Wollaeger.


Artists, Artisans & Business: Making the Magic Happen

Thursday, March 21, 11 AM – NOON

Pacific Design Center, Suite B310

Join multi-disciplinary masters Jiun Ho and John Pomp for a conversation with Krissa Rossbund, Senior Style Editor at Traditional Home magazine. Exploring what it takes to keep the flame burning for your passions—whether that be glass-blowing, designing fantastic product, or traveling the world—while building and running a successful global business. Listen in as these design masters share the joys and pitfalls of being a creative talent in today’s high-pressure world.


Under The Big Black Sun

“Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981” might sound like the title for an apocalyptic movie, but it is in fact an adventurous look into the art in California during this time frame.  Currently on display at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, it is an ambitious, intriguing exhibition no Angeleno should miss.  Click the photo for more information.

Pacific Standard Time

Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene.  Beginning October 2011, over 60 cultural institutions will make their contributions to this region-wide initiative encompassing every major L.A. art movement from 1945 to 1980.  Celebrate the era that continues to inspire the world.  Check out the website, for a complete list of cool happenings around Southern California.