A new hub on the Los Angeles art scene, LAM Gallery hosted a celebration for its inaugural exhibition last weekend, featuring new works by Monique Prieto. Entitled Hat Dance, the colorful and playful display explores the history, sensuality, and assertiveness of the Mexican Hat Dance, often associated with the ritual of courtship. Indeed the night did not go without a dance, as performers donned traditional gear and gave guests quite a show. Artist Monique Prieto was in attendance, chatting with friends and fans, while other guests looked on in awe of the performance and paintings. Click through for an inside look at LAM Gallery's first opening reception!