Opening Night at the LA Art Show was everything hoped for and more! After months of semi-isolation getting out and experiencing the energy and fun of the show was exhilarating. Celebes and the art glitterati were out in force with fashion often as eye popping as the art.
Los Angeles longest running art show returned to the Convention Center as the first event to be held at the grounds since the pandemic. Health protocols are strictly observed, and with more than 180,000 square feet of exhibition space there is plenty of room for social distancing. There are also several bars and well spaced seating areas throughout if you need to take a break, have a bite to eat and something to drink.
The fair offers an extraordinary array of works and experiences ranging from contemporary to classic and historical works in an atmosphere where the new collector or the “just curious” as well as the art aficionados are welcomed in a festive atmosphere that makes art seem accessible for all. Along with the many traditional galleries showing everything from paintings, photography and sculpture, Vellum L.A. is showcasing NFT art, making fair history as the first NFT art display in fair history. There are also an impressive group of international galleries. With travel being so limited for the last two years, it’s wonderful to see galleries from Spain, Germany, Italy, France, the UK and Denmark back in LA.
DIVERSEartLA with its ecological lens brings headline concerns to the art world. Curated by Marisa Caichiolo, this year’s addition examines not just how the environment is represented in art, but how humanity’s place in the world is depicted. This exhibition opens an important dialogue about the Earth’s past, present, and future uniting the community around discussions of the global climate crisis and potential solutions.
The show is ongoing until Sunday January 23, so don’t miss this exceptional art experience.
For tickets, hours and a complete list of talks and galleries please visit: https://www.laartshow.com