The contemporary art fair turns over the chic California hotel and grounds to over 70 artists from around the country and across the state. The fair transforms The Kinney Venice Beach into an immersive, contemporary art experience through the exhibition of artwork by a diverse group of independent artists, local art nonprofits, artist performances, installations and panel discussions. Bypassing the traditional gallery system, stARTup connects hungry art buyers to highly curated up-and-coming artists. stARTup is held the same weekend as two major gallery fairs: Frieze Los Angeles at Paramount Pictures Studio, and Art Los Angeles Contemporary at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Each year’s Opening Night Party (Friday, February 15 from 7-10pm) is open to all members of the public at the price of a General Admission ticket and includes, music, performances, food and drink.
In addition to 70 committee-selected exhibitors this year, stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles will present dynamic programming from artists and non-profits curated around the theme of art and technology. Special projects will include installations, performances, and artwork from Jill Taffet,Camila Magrane, Tiffany Trenda, Guta Galli, and Venice Arts. Panel discussions will highlight multiple aspects of the artworld and artistic production. Highlights include a conversation between painter Lezley Saar and art critic Peter Frank, a presentation by Alexander Reben about human and machine collaboration and artificial intelligence and a discussion lead by art critic darling Shana Nys Dambrot about artists taking charge of their business.
stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art fair in an intimate, boutique hotel setting and gives independent artists direct access and broad exposure to art world professionals and the art loving public fostering new relationships and exciting opportunities in engaging environments across the country.
Fair Hours and Special Events
Friday, February 15
First Look: Noon – 2pm
Viewing Hours: 2pm – 6pm
Opening Night Party: 7 – 10pm **Open to the Public**
Saturday, February 16
Noon – 9pm
Sunday, February 17
Noon – 7pm
February 15 – February 17, 2019 | The Kinney Venice Beach
737 W Washington Blvd, Venice