The appeal of pop-up stores is that like tweets, facebook entries and other evanescent products of communication today, they explode into life, and, poof, the next minute are gone. That’s also their drawback. So you have until Wednesday, May 26, to catch a peek of SHFT, the storefront display of goods and art that attempts to offer up a demonstration of, or meditation on, sustainability, without being holier-than-thou. (This show was mentioned on last week’s DnA, about Oil and Plastics.) The items, like the lamps made of used cardboard, shown right, were chosen with discriminating taste by curator Edie Kahula Pereira, shown here with Green Girl LA, AKA Siel. SHFT, co-founded by actor Adrian Grenier, film producer Peter Glatzer and designer Lauren Gropper, is primarily a web-based forum whose mission is to “convey a more sustainable approach to the way we live through art, video, design and culture.” SHFT is on show in the ground floor of the Continental Building, at 408 South Spring Street (@ 4th and Spring). It is open through 4:00 PM on Saturday, then again on Tuesday, 1.00 — 4.00PM and Wednesday, 12:30 — 3:30PM.
Then of course there’s the annual pop-up event beloved on the Westside and called by the LA Times” the “Granddaddy of them all: the Venice Art Walk and Auctions. The two-day blitz taking place this weekend, May 22 and 23, of architecture tours and artist studio visits, raises money for the Venice Family Clinic.