The 20th Annual Los Angeles Art Show — Los Angeles art event report

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Kicking off with an opening night premier party tomorrow night, the 20th Annual Los Angeles Art Show runs from January 14–18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown L.A.

The  LA  Art  Show,  a  200,000  square  foot  art  fair that welcomed  more  than  50,000  art  enthusiasts  to  the  L.A.  Convention  Center  last year,  will  celebrate  its  20th Anniversary  at  the  upcoming  2015 event.

Founded  in  1994,  the  show  has  grown  from  a  small  regional  event  featuring  14  galleries  to  become  the  largest  and  longest  running  platform  for  fine  art, bringing  in  more  than  120  galleries  representing  22  countries.

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In  a  major  departure  from  art  fairs  of  the  time,  the  LA   Art   Show   was   the   first  and   only  event  to   strategically  incorporate  galleries  representing  diverse  art  genres,  broadening  its  audiences  to  include  enthusiasts  of modern,  contemporary,  historic  and  traditional  works,  as  well  as  works  on  paper,  sculpture and  installations —  in  one  art  fair.

This  show  format  was  specifically  selected  to  meet  the  needs  of  the  L.A.  market and,  it  has  paid  off  with  attendance  and  galleries  increasing  year  over  year.

This  out‐of­‐the­‐box  thinking  has  been  a  hallmark  of  the  show’s  production  team,  which  has  consistently  developed  programming  and  special  exhibition  content,  that  following  its  debut  at  the  LA  Art  Show,  has  grown  to  acclaim  in  the  international  art  world.

In  recent  years,  the  LA  Art  Show  has  become  the  most  internationally  diverse  art  platform  in  the  Western  world,  bringing  in  the  largest  groupings  of  Korean,  Chinese  and  Japanese  galleries  outside  of  Asia.

Beginning  in  2010,  the  LA  Art  Show has  actively  developed   its   international   gallery   offerings to   provide  collectors   with   a   unique  opportunity, to  spot  international  trends  and  zeitgeist  through  art,  a  medium  that has  the  ability  to  transcend  language.    This  keen  focus  has  been  a  hallmark  of  the  show.

Sparking  global  art  trends,  the  LA  Art  Show  has  consistently  been  a  stomping  ground  for  established  artists,  and  launching  pad  for  emerging  talent  to  showcase  what’s  now  and  next  in  art.

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200,000 square feet
120 galleries
22 countries
30 million in sales
20,000 works of art
56,000 visitors
15,000 parking spaces
300 journalists
500 stories
5 billion media impressions
2 million web hits
150 show staff
5 days open
7 days to set up
4 days to take down

LA Art Show 2014


LA Art Show
January 14–18, 2015

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary LA Art Show, the West Coast’s most comprehensive art experience.

Presented by The Palm Beach Show Group.

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
South Hall J & K


Thursday, January 15, 2015
11am – 7pm

Friday, January 16, 2015
11am – 7pm

Saturday, January 17, 2015
11am – 7pm

Sunday, January 18, 2015
11am – 5pm

Full information on the LA Art Show available here at their official website.




Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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