For the Love of Art: LA Art Show Returns to the LA Convention Center

Creatives rejoice! The LA Art Show’s DIVERSEartLA program has returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center, promising a captivating exploration of memory, humanity, and the world’s newest art form, AI.

Photos Courtesy: LA Art Show

a dash of celebrity glamour to the mix is this year’s host, actress Lucy Hale. Known for her roles in Pretty Little Liars, The Hating Game, and the upcoming romantic drama Which Brings Me To You, Hale lends star power and artistic passion to the Opening Night Premiere Party, supporting the American Heart Association. 

From February 14th through February 18th, the LA Convention Center’s main exhibit hall will echo with a fusion of artists and collectors, as visitors navigate its artistic landscape, discovering hidden gems, mystic knowledge, and potentially life-changing networking opportunities with the who’s who of the Los Angeles art scene.

Opening night’s red carpet leads to dozens of traveling exhibits by individual artists along with prestigious galleries and museums from all across the globe.

A-list celebrities and long time art officiados, critics, and collectors, partake in a slew of popular food and spirit vendors, including regulars Vodka and what looks to be the return of Pink’s Hot Dogs.

Attendees at the LA Art Show Opening Night Gala will also enjoy performance art by acclaimed artist Choi Sori as she invites all to experience “Visible Sound: Wish Into the Wind,” a multimedia piece meant to reflect on the origins of life and the majesty of nature.

Thriving on its connection between creators and collectors, the LA Art Show has always catered to artistic appreciation, while presenting the most unique investment opportunities.

It’s a long-time Southern California tradition celebrating decades of dazzling multimedia installations, life-sized sculptures, interactive experiences, and fine art from the contemporary artists of today to the ancient iconic maestros. 

For the 2024 LA Art Show, participating art institutions will include the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), Nevada Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogotá, MUSA Museum of Art, University of Guadalajara, Grodman Legacy and Guadalajara Foundation (Mexico), AAL Museum (Santiago, Chile), Raubtier & Unicus Productions (Los Angeles), and Red Line Contemporary Art Center (Denver, Colorado).

Although the show has been around for years, here are a few tips for newbies and newly budding generations.  

  • Plan and Budget: Tickets are required, with the opening night gala set just a bit higher. And then there’s impulse buying. 
  • Explore the Lineup: Each participating institution brings a unique flavor. Research their artists and projects beforehand to enhance the experience. 
  • Comfort is key. Wear comfortable shoes. The LA Convention Center is vast.
  • Embrace the Unexpected: DIVERSEartLA is about pushing boundaries. Be open to new experiences and perspectives.

For 2024, the LA Art Show is proud to support the life-saving efforts of the American Heart Association’s Life is Why™ Campaign. LA Art Show partners include Citi, New York Times, LA Arts Online, Nextdoor and the City of Los Angeles, among others.

OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE begins Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 6pm – 10pm, followed by General Admission Entry Thursday, February 15th from 12pm – 8pm, Friday, February 16, 12pm – 8pm, Saturday, February 17, 11am – 8pm and Sunday, February 18, 11am – 6pm.

The LA Art Show takes place at the LA Convention Center, located at 1205 S. Figueroa Blvd., LA, CA 90017.

Author: Jackson Roberts

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