Hi everybody! I'm stoked to have a booth at the LA ART SHOW this year and I know many of you are stoked as well, since a ton of our favorite galleries and artists will be exhibiting new work.
On my morning commute, I've also been thinking a lot about how I can give you gifts every now and again. And, so here it goes, the first guide to hacking the LA ART SHOW, which will hopefully be one of many guides to come.
I've spent the last few days doing research on how to get you stuff like free tickets and the cheapest parking available within reasonable walking distance to the event.
The World's Most Adorable Art Critic and your bearded best friend,
Do you want free tickets to the LA ART SHOW?
Click the following link and select up to 2 free weekend passes: http://bit.ly/22iZE7Q
The free passes are labelled EXCLUSIVE TICKET at the bottom of the list. (see graphic below)
This free pass will get you into to the LA ART SHOW every day it's open as well as a free copy of the catalogue and access to the VIP lounge; where they keep the fancy alcohol.
The most common complaint about the LA ART SHOW is the price of parking.
If you want the convenience of parking in the convention center, you may end up paying a premium of $25. However, if you don't mind walking, you can find all-day parking for as low as $6. You can also UBER or LYFT.
The following three parking lots have daily maximums of $6 and are located within 15 minutes of the LA ART SHOW. If the maps below aren't working, click the address links for detailed walking directions.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL I SPEND AT THE LA ART SHOW?
Expect to spend at least two hours at the LA ART SHOW.
Even the fastest-paced museum goer will find it hard to make it through the event quicker. The Convention Center is 150,000sq/ft and it's filled to the brim with artwork and antiques to check out.
The convention center will have food during the LA ART SHOW and so will the LA LIVE COMPLEX, which is nearby. However, I recommend packing a light sandwich or some power-bars in a tote bag and bringing them with you.
A tote bag will also come in handy because you can put flyers and cards from all the galleries in it after you finish eating your food.
You may also want to consider eating before or after you visit the show, since there are some epic places in downtown LA like Far Bar & Daikokuya near the MOCA /// The Pie Hole, Umami Burger, and Wurstkuche in the Arts District /// Or grab a colorful dessert at Bottega Louie
Also, be sure to get some goods from Kilduff's Bakery at Daniel Rolnik Gallery's booth inside the LA ART SHOW.
The most exciting section of the LA Art Show is Littletopia - curated by Noah Antieau (owner of Red Truck Gallery in New Orleans, LA) and Greg Escalante (founder of Juxtapoz Magazine).
Participating galleries in the 2016 Littletopia section include:
- Antler Gallery - Portland, OR
- AR4T - Laguna Beach, CA
- Coagula Curatorial - Los Angeles, CA
- Copro Gallery - Santa Monica, CA
- Daniel Rolnik Gallery - Santa Monica, CA
- Flower Pepper Gallery - Pasadena, CA
- Gauntlet Gallery - San Francisco, CA
- Gregorio Escalante Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
- Madhaus Gallery
- Paradigm Gallery + Studio - Philadelphia, PA
- Red truck Gallery - New Orleans, LA
- Thinkspace - Culver City, CA
Galleries in previous installments of Littletopia have included: La Luz de Jesus, Last Rites, Roq La Rue, Sloan Fine Art, Spoke Art, Hashimoto Contemporary, Varnish Fine Art, Corey Helford Gallery, FIFTY24MX, and New Eye ACCD Projects.
LA ART SHOW: HOURS & DAYS
Thursday - January 28, 2016 - 11am – 7pm
Friday - January 29, 2016 - 11am – 7pm
Saturday - January 30, 2016 - 11am – 7pm
Sunday - January 31, 2016 - 11am – 5pm