Have you ever been to the LA Art Show?
If you have, or have not, it is nothing to miss this year. The 2013 show hosted more than 100 prominent galleries, and with its two show concept that separated modern and contemporary works from historical and traditional works, the show drew in more than 56,000 visitors.
The LA Art Show will be taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in South Hall J & K, January 15th through 19th from 11AM to 7PM with the closing day ending at 5PM.
This article will be a guide for visiting the fair and taking advantage of all events the show has to offer.
OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE PARTY
Attending the Opening Night Premiere Party means you’ll get the exclusive opportunity to view and even purchase the art of this year’s show. Lavish dishes from LA’s finest eateries and world-renowned wines from Bordeaux will be in circulation. All proceeds will directly benefit the non-profit organization Sister Cities of Los Angeles. The party will celebrate the launch of Bordeaux-Los Angeles: A 50-year partnership, and to honor Council member Tom LaBonge for his commitment to Sister Cities of Los Angeles and his advocacy to arts and culture in Los Angeles.
The LA Art Show’s captivating lecture series provokes discussion to enhance creativity. Dialogs LA will explore topics such as political and cultural impact of art and design, the money making and business side of art in the international marketplace, and the latest art trends and movements. The lecture series will kick off with “Designer Thursday” celebrating architecture, design, and fashion. Additionally, alternative lectures include topics such as Latin American Art in the United States, Andy Warhol’s Most Prolific Work, the Expression of Contemporary Ink Painting, among many more.
CURATED EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS
The Los Angeles Art Show is the longest running venue for contemporary, modern, historic and traditional art in the country. The 2014 event will feature four sections of work including a Modern & Contemporary Section containing the Hues of China exhibit, the Historical and Traditional Section featuring the Treasures of the Mayan Spirit exhibit, the Vintage Poster Section, and the IFFDA Los Angeles Print Fair. Other exhibitions consist of the Chicano Collection presented by art advocate Cheech Marin, FLARE which stands for France Los Angeles Residency Exchange, and Dressing Jane Austen: Regency Dress from the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection.
The city of Los Angeles has long been recognized as the entertainment capital of the world, but is now beginning to take its place as a cultural hub. With over 300 museums and numerous diverse ethnic communities, the LA Art Show will host an extraordinary collection of national and international works. For the most thorough experience the LA Art Show offers tours available in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Korean.
For more information visit: http://www.laartshow.com/about-the-show.