A Week of Art, Artists, and Collectors at the ‘LA Art Show’ – January 24 – 27, 2019

Artist Marta Minujin’s Partenón de Libros Kassel, 2017. Photo courtesy of The LA Art Show.

The LA Art Show is set to take place January 24 – 27, 2019, with a special Red Card Collectors Preview on January 23, 2019, culminating more than a weekend of freewheeling expansive experiences in the arts.

The LA Art Show Opening Night Premiere Gala, is Wednesday, January 23, 2019, and will be held at the LA Convention Center. The Gala with the Patron Reception benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will be it’s 5th year in a row launching five days of celebrating both art and the artist in grand style.

The evening’s festivities will be hosted by Kate Beckinsale and art ambassador Gavin Rossdale for The Patrons Reception, featuring art, performance art and music with Kate Beckinsale will offer her thoughts by focusing attention on the good work that St . Jude’s Hospital is doing in finding cures for children’s cancer, as well asas  the importance of the arts community’s commitment to helping patients through process of healing and awareness.

During the Patrons Reception, delicious bites will be provided by Chef Jeffrey Nimer of Haute Chefs LA and a James Beard Award-Nominee, and The Upper West’s Chef Nick Shipp. Chefs Valerie Gordon and Shannon Swindle will be serving a variety of exquisite desserts. Additionally, Cavit Prosecco will be offered and over 20 select Los Angeles restaurants will be serving hors d’oeuvres for the evening festivities.

The opening night will be filled with activities, art booths to browse and artist to meet. There will be live painting by the artist Saber and at the end of the evening, Saber’s painting are to be auctioned off to benefit St. Jude.

Patrons will be first to experience multifaceted artist Marta Minujín’s “Rayuelarte” hopscotch installation presented by CCK, or be engaged in a special performance by Dorian Wood or Sarah Trouche.

The special sneak preview of the 200,000 sq. ft. space will be filled with over 100 galleries representing 18 countries. Expect to see an extensive lineup of exhibitors featuring contemporary and modern art, classical and other specialized expressions of art throughout the convention center floor for opening night and throughout the remaining week at LA Art Show.

Caribbean Tea Time 1987 David Hockney born 1937 Presented by the artist 1993 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P20129

You can experience important and prominent galleries from around the world. Throughout the week there will performances, imaginative installations and lectures from knowledgable leaders in the arts.

Along with great art, there will be a lot of amazing artists at LA Art Week, with a few of particular interest.

DIVERSEartLA will have VR experiences defining and demonstrating VR and AR at this year’s show.

Littletopia, conceived by Red Truck Gallery founder Noah Antieau and Juxtapoz Magazine co-founder Greg Escalante, will return to showcase the best in Lowbrow and Pop Art. Red Truck Gallery and Caro Buermann of Corey Helford Gallery will be curating Littletopia. At the event, Littletotpia’s archway will be created by 2018 Lucca Biennale award-winning cardboard art of duo Dosshaus.

LA graffiti artist RISK debuts his two sculptures from his “Shark” series, and artists such as Andrés Paredes will present multi-sensory experiences.

It’s great to plan for the best experience possible and find the things you love to get the most out of what LA Art Show will be offering this year. There is so much more to see this year, so  you are itching to get a closer look, you can get your own special preview and overview of the art via the internet at Artsy

VIP Red Card Program at this year’s LA Art Show will offer guests exclusive services created to connect collectors and galleries, for a more personalized art show experience, with special hours for VIP Red Card patrons.

The LA Art Show will be a nexus of converging aesthetic and sensibilities to explore and experience, all under one roof for a weeks-long exaltation of all things Art!

Red Card Special Collectors Preview

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Opening Night Premiere

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Show Hours
Thursday, January 24, 2019, through Saturday, January 26, 2019, hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, January, 27, 2019, hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The LA Art Show at Los Angeles Convention Center is located at 1201 South Figueroa St., In the West Hall, Los Angeles, CA, 90015

Tickets and passes can be purchased here.

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