Save the Date & Preview: StARTup Art Fair LA – January 27th through January 29th

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Join us at the stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles, a unique contemporary art fair for independent artists, Friday January 27th – Sunday January 29th, at Highland Gardens Hotel in Hollywood.

The intimate, boutique fair which was designed to provide artists and art enthusiasts direct access to the art world, foster new relationships and create an unparalleled exhibition platform for thought-provoking contemporary artwork in the entertainment capital of the country.

We are excited to see how the 37 artists from across the country will transform their respective hotel rooms into solo exhibitions of their current practices and works.

It’s a great opportunity for Los Angeles’ collectors, press, curators, and art lovers to shed their preconceived notions of what an art fair is, and to immerse themselves in the raw environments of the artists’ unfiltered worlds.

In addition to the exhibiting artists, listed in the preview below, stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles will feature curated rooms from local nonprofit partners: ​The Lancaster Museum of Art and History,​ 18th Street Arts Center​, The Torrance Art Museum,​ PØST​, and Los Angeles Art Association.​ ​ This year stARTup Art Fair has announced the Lancaster Museum of Art and History as its beneficiary organization. They will receive fifty percent of all ticket sales.

Artists were selected in a blind-jury process by the members of the Selection Committee: Kendell Carter​, renowned mixed media and installation artist, Long Beach, CA; Mat Gleason, Curator, Coagula Curatorial & Publisher, Coagula Art Journal, Los Angeles, CA; Anna Hygelund​, Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art, Paddle8, New York, NY; Charlie James,​ Owner/Director, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Michelle Papillion,​ Founder, PAPILLION, Los Angeles, CA; and Amanda Ross-Ho,​ renowned found-object, mixed media and installation artist, Los Angeles, CA

Cartwheel Art Tours:
Join Cartwheel Art magazine contributor, Cartwheel Art Tours host and artist Andrea LaHue, on Friday January 27th from 5-7pm, for a private guided tour and reception. This experience has been designed as a preview and introduction to Startup Art Fair.

Our immersive tour experience begins at 5 pm with Andrea leading the group throughout the fair, stopping in installation rooms, meeting artists and experiencing stARTup’s programming highlights.

A private reception follows from 6 pm-7pm, where the founder and director of stARTup Art Fair, Ray Beldner, will meet with us and discuss his inspiration and the artists and artwork at the fair.

The official opening night party will begin after our private reception at 7pm. Included as part of the opening night party celebration, will be a musical performance by Ohr, a LA-based, 5-piece experimental rock band and a performance by Allison Wyper, and Erika Katrina Barbosa entitled: “this is what I call the light of god.”

The tour is FREE with RSVP and includes admission for the opening night party and weekend events, including programming of the Art Conversations,Tarot readings by Alexia Lewis, as well as admission to the Lancaster Museum of Art Project.

Please RSVP by email here or Facebook invite here, so we know how many to expect for our private reception.

About stARTup Art Fair:
The art world is changing, and many working artists are finding themselves without a space to present their work. The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide an exhibition venue for independent artists who are seeking to engage with art enthusiasts in a welcoming and interactive environment. Co-founded in 2015 by artist ​Ray Beldner,​ stARTup Art Fair gives independent artists access to the type of art world professionals and press usually reserved for traditional art fairs. The fair’s unique structure provides a marketplace that gives the artist the power to present and sell work on their own terms, allowing artists to keep 100% of their sales proceeds​.

For more information on the schedule of events and art conversations, please visit stARTup Art Fair website here.

Highland Gardens Hotel
7047 Franklin Avenue | Hollywood


A peek of the artists work who will be exhibiting at stARTup Art Fair 


Clovis Blackwell

Lara Buelow

M.L. Burdick

Wayne Chang

Alexander Charriol

Romi Chiorean

Dana DeKalb, Jane Fisher, Marie Van Elder

Robin Denevan

Erik Clark

Dani Dodge

Barbara Downs

Barry Gordon

Carlos Grasso

S.P. Harper

Audrey Heller

Jeff Iorilla

Mikey Kelly

Kevin Keul

Kimberlee Koym – Murteira

Carol Ladewig

Katja Leibenath

Jeffrey Long

Kurisutein Lopusnak

Emily Maddigan

Randi Matushevitz

Christina Mesiti

Sarah Newton

Katy Parks Wilson

Susie Shapira

Anna Sidana

Ruth-Anne Siegel

Susan Spies

Theodore Svenningsen

Claire Thorson

Nancy R Wise

Steven Wolkoff

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