This February, the Los Angeles art scene will attract artists, galleries, and collectors from around the world with a series of high-profile art events. From Wednesday, February 5, through Sunday, February 9, the LA Art Show will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Cartwheel Art is proud to once again be a media partner, and we send our congratulations to everyone who has made the show such a success over the years.
Last year, LA Art Show producer Kim Martindale talked to Cartwheel about how the show has grown over the years. It started out with 12 or 14 dealers and a focus on 19th and early 20th century work. Today, the official press releases describe it as “the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America.” Despite its tremendous success, the show still isn’t done growing.
“For 25 years, LA Art Show has been raising the profile of the LA art scene, as well as bringing more and more compelling art to our market,” says LA Art Show producer Kim Martindale. “I’m excited by the clear impact this has had on our city and looking forward to expanding the show even further.”
This year, the show will premiere its European Pavilion, a new section that will feature more than a dozen contemporary European galleries, focusing on exhibitors and artists from Spain, Italy, and the UK, and including a special showcase of Catalan art from 1900 to the present.
The 2020 LA Art Show will also feature the third edition of the DIVERSEartLA showcase. Curated by Marisa Caichiolo, it will be a celebration of pride in LA’s cultural diversity. This special programming section of the fair is dedicated to exhibiting the institutions, artists, and nonprofits from Southern California, around the Pacific Rim, and beyond. The LA Art Show is donating 20,000 square feet of exhibition space to the participating organizations, which include LACMA, The Broad, La Neomudejar Museum from Madrid, MOLAA, Arte Al Limite, LA Art Association, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, and many others. The work in the DIVERSEartLA showcase is not for sale.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the LA Art Show with a rare yet magnificent event that will reflect LA’s vast natural spaces and cultural diversity,” says DIVERSEartLA curator Marisa Caichiolo. “While the city’s communities reflect a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, its environment reflects a richness of natural areas. Next year’s curatorial focus will be expanded to embrace and celebrate those art institutions and art collectors who support LA’s blossoming art community.”
Visit the LA Art Show website to learn more about this year’s exhibitors.
Opening Night Party
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (8 – 11 pm)
Thursday, February 6 – Saturday, February 8, 2020 (11 am – 7 pm)
Sunday, February 9, 2020 (11 am – 5 pm)
Los Angeles Convention Center – South Hall
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015