LA ART SHOW RETURNS IN 2021 WITH NEW DATES AND A STEADFAST COMMITMENT TO THE VIBRANT ARTS & CULTURE ECONOMY THE SHOW HELPED BUILD 26 YEARS AGO

The Show Will Go On In Person At the LA Convention Center July 29 – August 1st In An Updated and Safe Format Show, Organizers Hope To Reignite Los Angeles’s Pre-Covid Thriving Art Market

In 1994, the first LA Art Show began laying the ground work for Los Angeles to become the arts capital of the west coast. For over 25 years, the fair has been the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America, honoring the unique creativity that can only come from the cultural landscape of Southern California. Long recognized as the kick off for the LA art season every February, for 2021, the fair has been rescheduled to July 29 to August 1st, at its home in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

In a time when most in-person gatherings have been cancelled and the global art world is suffering, LAAS is determined to bring the community together and stimulate the economy of the local art scene. The schedule has been altered to serve as a signal we are slowly getting back to normal, while ensuring maximum safety for attendees in the midst of COVID-19.

This is Voyagis’ first year as the producer of the LA Art Show (she previously served as the fair’s executive director), and she is working tirelessly with local officials to produce an event that is rewarding for the local art community while being safe for everyone to attend. In order to maintain social distancing while still allowing time for everyone to attend, booths will be greatly spaced out in the fair’s 200,000 square feet of exhibition space, and . Producer Kassandra Voyagis is working closely with the LA Convention Center to ensure compliance with all CDC and Los Angeles county guidelines to keep attendees socially distant, safe, and healthy during their visit.

Marisa Caichiolo will return as the curator for DIVERSEartLA , The 2021 edition of the nonprofit platform will focus on the presence, contributions, research, and documentation of women and non

binary artists at the forefront of work at the intersection of art, science, and technology, represented by guest museums and institutions.

A number of new and returning galleries from around the world have signed up to be a part of the fair in this new format. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is returning as our charity partner for the opening night reception. More programming information will be released as it’s confirmed.

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 6pm – 11pm

SHOW HOURS

Friday, July 30, 2021 | VIP 10am – 12pm | General 12pm – 8pm Saturday, July 31 2020 | VIP 10am – 12pm | General 12pm – 8pm Sunday, August 1, 2020 | VIP 10am – 12pm | General 12pm – 8pm

LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER – WEST HALL

1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015

WEBSITE

www.laartshow.com

Gallery applications are currently being accepted. Apply at www.laartshow.com/exhibitor-application. For more information please contact info@laartshow.com or call 310.822.9145.

About the LA Art Show

The LA Art Show creates one of the largest international art fairs in the United States, providing an exciting, immersive, insider art experience to sponsors, their select guests and VIP clients. The show attracts an elite roster of national and international galleries, acclaimed artists, highly regarded curators, architects, design professionals, along with discerning collectors. This innovative, exceptional cultural environment attracts executives and board members of Southern California businesses, state, county, and municipal government representatives, as well as leaders of the region’s cultural institutions. Attendees are trendsetters, influencers and alpha consumers, who seek and demand the newest and the best in all areas of their lives—art, design, food, technology and travel being specific passion points. www.LAArtShow.com

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