Described as the ‘West Coast’s most comprehensive art experience’, the LA Art Show brings together galleries, artists, curators and collectors for a four-day event full of modern and contemporary art in downtown Los Angeles.
The Art Show, now in its 21st year, marks the annual celebration of art in a city that has gradually become a big player in the global art scene over the years. Between 2013 and 2015 alone, twice as many art galleries opened in the city as in the previous two years, with a mixture of both well established and new and unknown popping up the city – and LA is finally becoming recognised in the industry as a reputable ‘art city’, offering up a completely different approach to that world from heavy-hitter New York.
The LA Art Show itself was an innovative idea at the time. Founded in 1994, the show was the first to include galleries that represented a range of different art – from modern and contemporary to historic and traditional, sculptures, installations and art on paper. The show is now coming into its adult years, fitting given its growth since its beginning. Today, the LA Art Show has grown from featuring 14 galleries to more than 120, representing 22 different countries. Showing both established art and emerging talent, the LA Art Show is for long-time art lovers and the art-curious alike.
The LA Art Show takes place on 27-31 January 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. For full details, go to the LA Art Show website.
Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of LA Art Show.