The LA Art Show returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 29 to host a socially distanced special summer edition of the fair. As the city–and west coast’s–largest art fair, and one of the most diversely programmed in the world, the LA Art Show featured a comprehensive lineup of exhibitors in not only the traditional contemporary and modern art, but a foray into digital art and new technology as well. Global superstar Rita Ora hosted the Opening Night premiere party, with 15% all ticket proceeds supporting its life saving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a leader in fighting childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
In addition to food, beverages, and art, opening night attendees were given a special sneak peek of the LA Art Show’s exciting new programming. With over 200,000 square feet featuring more than 70 galleries, there was plenty of space for patrons to safely enjoy everything the LA Art show has to offer. As opening night guests navigated the fair, they were exposed to some of the latest trends in art, in addition to the traditional programming.
In an effort to provide the most well-rounded and engaging experience the art show incorporated a special focus on new technologies in art, marking them as the first live art fair to join the NFT conversation. This foray into the digital space was quite the experience, with carefully curated work from some of the most interesting female artists and sales available right there on the show floor.
Patrons present for the opening night event were among the first to explore the highly-anticipated DIVERSEartLA section, which focused 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.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY
Photo by Hans J Paul