Since it was started eighteen years ago, the famous LA Art Show has been presenting art of all styles to audiences and collectors. In 2013, the annual event was supported by more than 100 significant art galleries in the area, attracting more than fifty six thousand visitors. Last year’s event was split into two phases, which cleverly separated the contemporary and modern pieces from their historical and more traditional counterparts. Today, the Los Angeles Art Show is the longest running and most well-known venue for portraying the arts in all their forms to a wide audience, celebrating media that is both traditional and modern. The Art Show is the perfect event if you are visiting hotels close to Los Angeles Convention Center in January.
In 2014, the LA Art show is running from January 16th to the 19th, Thursday to Sunday. Building on the two show concept introduced last year, the immersive art experience of this year’s event will be showcasing four distinct genres and sections to create separate ‘fairs within the fair’ spaces. Sections are divided as follows: The Modern and Contemporary Art Section, The Vintage Poster Section, The Historic and Traditional Contemporary Section, and the IFPDA Los Angeles Print Fair. In addition to the art displays themselves there is also an extensive program of lectures and discussions, tours, special arrangements and parties. These center around the Los Angeles Convention Center, one of few venues large enough to contain such a diverse selection of art and artists and to do so in style. Tickets are available for single day entry or as a four day access ticket. The Opening Night Premiere Party on January 15th is also an exciting opportunity to have the first glimpse at the artwork while enjoying speciality food and drink from the best establishments in LA.
Los Angeles is growing its reputation as a center for culture and the arts, with its hundreds of museums and galleries representing this to great effect. A mixing pot of cultures and ethnicities, this diversity of people and communities creates exciting artistic opportunities.
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