McGinty's Gallery at the End of the World presents "Anatomy of a Group Show" — featuring 36 artists and held in tandem with its second annual Altadena Invitational Film Festival and Community Social. Formerly the Underground Arts Society (2002-2010), the gallery has long been a community-focused space bringing both known artists and new talent into the fold. This year, "Anatomy" came together "in a free-form manner," says owner Ben McGinty, referencing both artist selection and installation. "Our goal is to bring artists together, showing their works in a manner reflecting the salons of the past." Look for special works by Jirayr Zorthian and Gifford Myers as well as short films by a number of participating artists.
Lately we're spoiled for choice when it comes to independent gallery shows, but there is something especially alluring about a tiny outlier and long-standing community favorite that opens its doors only a few times a year.