Los Angeles has emerged as a global epicenter of art & culture, with a distinct, interwoven multi-cultural influence unique to the city. Diversity is our strength and art is most impactful when it includes or transcends all borders. As LA rises as the world-class destination for art, the LA Art Show continues to lead the way with innovative programming and one-of-a-kind experiences for an expanding collecting audience.
To celebrate our diversity as a city and a fair, we’re engaging and working with local and international museum curators and galleries to develop innovative programming, engaging dialogs and cutting-edge exhibitions with an ecumenical resonance.
Building on last year’s excitement, DIVERSEartLA dedicates over 60,000 square feet in the LA ART SHOW to performance art, installations, exhibits and programs curated by major museums and arts organizations such as LACMA, MOLAA, THE AUTRY and MUSA MUSEUM OF THE ARTS GUADALAJARA. The DIVERSEartLA section is devoted to nurturing the creative energy of collectors, artists, curators and institutions by providing a contemporary art platform that helps to empower, connect and engage LA’s dynamic community and diverse audiences with the world.
More than 200,000 square feet of booth space is committed to today’s prominent galleries. These domestic and international galleries, beyond their booths, curate special exhibits that are at the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary art movement. The fair offers an extraordinary array of works in specialized sections – Roots, Core, Littletopia, Works on Paper, Project Space, Jewel and new to the show in 2018, Design LA Art.
Dialogs LA returns in 2018 with a slate of talks and panel discussions led by international curators, esteemed panels comprised of artists, designers, collectors, art influencers and museum directors.
The compelling combination of galleries, exhibits, dialogs and programming creates the perfect cultural event for seasoned collectors and new collectors alike as more than 70,000 people descend on the LA Art Show to consume art! The LA Convention Center is home to the fair, offering an expansive 260,000 square feet of exhibition space, the only venue that can accommodate an international fair of this caliber.
The LA Art Show is the unparalleled international art experience with over 100 galleries from 18 countries exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photography, design, video and performance. All works presented by galleries are available for your purchasing pleasure.
DESIGN LA ART
This coming January 2018, we will be celebrating the harmony between art and design with the launch of DESIGN LA ART. This new designated space in the fair will include a curated selection of 10-12 exhibitors creatively showcasing modern furniture, accent decor, architectural objects and jewelry in a series of circular, open-area vignette spaces designed to offer a natural-flow experience between the two worlds.
DESIGN LA ART broadens the offerings for the show’s 70,000+ discerning art enthusiasts, key designers and collectors. The expanded area will provide a context to how fine art and design intersect.
The LA Art Show embraces its role as the regions preeminent art fair and emerges as the annual civic celebration of the visual arts. The record breaking enthusiasm surrounding our 2016 edition surpassed all expectations and encourages our team to deepen our roster of galleries and pursue new exciting art programming. The evolving role of the art fair as a fulcrum for art commerce, connecting galleries, artists, curators, and collectors drives our marketing and planning. The art fair world is expanding and we are proud to be one of the world’s largest and longest running events with 150,000 square feet of exhibition space and close to 70,000 attendees this past year. As Los Angeles takes its place as a vanguard of the global art scene, our ability to adapt and evolve to meet the art market’s current trends is vital.
Produced by Kim Martindale since its inception, The LA Art Show entered its third decade with an expanded curatorial team, harnessing their knowledge and experience to drive the International focus and content development of the fair. We partnered with galleries and non-profits to feature bold new art performances and continued to expand out Littletopia and Street Art sections both at the fair and at off-site events to facilitate dealer and collector networking and create a sense of immediacy. While dedicated to maintaining our commitment to technique and integrity, we are further refining our curatorial vision and presenting innovative galleries, lectures, and artist performances that showcase premier Modern and Contemporary work.
in the numbers
200,000 square feet
35 million in sales
20,000 works of art
15,000 parking spaces
5 billion media impressions
2 million web hits
150 show staff
100,000 Save-the-Date brochures
10,000 Opening Night Invitations for top collectors, celebrities, and major museum donors
160,000 three-fold brochures distributed nationally and internationally to a targeted list of collectors
102,000 special promotional inserts in the Sunday edition of the New York Times & The WSJ
5 days open
Extensive Social Media Marketing
Campaign - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapcha