**This is a special guest blog post from L.E. Brown, owner of the art studio East of West.**
Driving around Los Angeles, the city's cultural presence is pervasive—world class museums, public art installations, murals on every block. Behind the scenes, the city's identity continues to emerge as a sophisticated, innovative arts hub. If you need convincing, step inside the LA Art Show and prepare to be impressed. This annual art fair features work from over 120 galleries, both global and local. If you missed Miami’s infamous Art Basel, you can find its West Coast counterpoint right in Downtown LA. Not only does the show span the entire 200,000 square feet of LA’s massive Convention Center, associated events include talks, art openings, and of course, parties. The central exhibition space features every type of art imaginable: painting, sculpture, installation, design, performance, photography, virtual reality, and much more. During its open hours, thousands of visitors from all walks of life flock to this massive celebration of art.
As great as the art show is for people watching, there's way more to it. For young and emerging collectors, navigating the overwhelming amount of art on social media can be intimidating. This art fair acts as a fun intermediary—you’re able to step inside what’s virtually a playground for art lovers, explore art you like, and find some new favorite artists along the way. For creatives, it’s a space to become inspired by some of the world’s most boundary-pushing creators. And for locals, it’s an opportunity to learn about incredible art galleries across the city, all of whom offer year-round art experiences free of charge.
The LA Art Show understands its role in the expansion of Los Angeles’ art identity and is excited to continue introducing new work to new and old enthusiasts. They say it best: “Los Angeles has emerged as a global epicenter of art and culture, with a distinct, interwoven multi-cultural influence unique to the city. Diversity is our strength and art is most impactful when it includes or transcends all borders.” The diversity in art, galleries, visitors, and events come together create LA’s most exciting, temporary art event of the year. Time is running out to see this year’s show, and you don't want to miss it.
The LA Art Show will be open today, Sunday, January 27, from 11:00am-5:00pm at the LA Convention Center. Tickets cost $30. Stay tuned via their website, Facebook, or Instagram to follow updates on the 2020 art fair and associated events.
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