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Art & Democracy VI (Visual Artists Guild)

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Visual Artists Guild 


presented by the Visual Artists Guild, curated by Selene V. Tellez

September 1 - 25, 2019; Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 1 PM - 5PM

Opening Reception: September 7, 1 PM - 5 PM, free. 

Democracy Forum: September 14, 2 PM - 4 PM, free. Doors open at 1pm. 

Artist Forum: September 14, 2 PM - 4 PM, free. Doors open at 1pm. 

Long Hall, Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard

Art & Democracy VI is the sixth in a series of art exhibitions by the Visual Artists Guild with the theme of Art & Democracy. Participating artists from all over the world responded with artworks that addresses the issues of human rights, immigrant rights, democratic aspirations, social justice, and freedom of speech and expression. The exhibition attempts to keep alive the dialogue of "Freedom and Democracy" and highlights the 30th Anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the collapse of Eastern Europe. Special events include: artists meet-and-greets, art and democracy forums, live entertainment and more!

Participating artists include:

Andre Ajibade

Hugo Ruggiero

Diana Wong

Charles Sherman

Eliza Ortega Montilla

Madeline Hernandez

Sinan Leong Revell

Judy Lue

Labkland Olfatmanesh

Liz Convigton

Julie Li Zhu

Chen Weiming

Stacey Gregory

Fong So

Chiho Harazaki

Rachel Hebert

Kate Nicholson

Bing Weng

Antwon Key

Meridith McNeal

Lily Honglei

Shaomin Li

Nicole Jeffords

Alex Currie

Vivian Wenhuey Chen

Renee Amitai

Catherine Bauknight

Di Lin

Jared Fortunato

Beata Pozniak


Visual Artists Guild logoVisual Artists Guild aims to create an art exhibit that provides an international perspective on important topics through the lens of local artists, many of whom are immigrants, having experienced a life much different than most people born in the United States. By bringing these distinctive artistic voices to the West Hollywood community, its visitors, tourists and neighbors will enable to dialogue and promote a greater understanding of diverse societies in their struggles to establish and support our democratic principles. Visual Artists Guild is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) all volunteer organization. For more information visit or