stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles

stARTup Art Fair is pleased to announce an exciting relocation from Hollywood to Venice Beach. For its third edition in Los Angeles, the fair will take over 40 rooms at The Kinney Venice Beach. The fair will take place from January 26-28 and present a series of solo exhibitions by independent artists chosen by a prestigious selection committee that includes notable artists, curators and arts professionals. stARTup Art Fair is a unique model that provides professional art fair opportunities for independent artists to present their own work, sell on their own terms, and enjoy 100% of their sales.


This winter stARTup Art Fair will transform the The Kinney hotel into an immersive, contemporary art experience through the exhibition of work by a diverse group of independent artists, local art nonprofits, performance art, installations and panel discussions. The Kinney is a new boutique hotel featuring colorful rooms, fun communal spaces, and a great location. The venue is  less than a mile from the Venice Beach Boardwalk and Marina del Rey and within minutes of the Art Contemporary Los Angeles art fair located at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. On his decision to move the fair from Hollywood to Venice Beach, Director Ray Beldner states:

We  feel that The Kinney will make an excellent partner in offering a unique contemporary art experience. Aside from the neighborhood’s artistic legacy and proximity to the ocean, this venue is closer to Art Contemporary Los Angeles, so art lovers can spend more time with art and less time in traffic over the weekend.


stARTup Art Fair is also pleased to announce the 2018 Selection Committee, a group of visual art professionals who will evaluate each artist application and ultimately decide on who exhibits in the Los Angeles 2018 edition.


2018 Selection Committee
Diana Al-Hadid  Renowned mixed media and installation artist, New York, NY
Andi Campognone  Director/Curator, Lancaster Museum of Art & History
Nathaly Charria  Independent Curator and Creative Director, Los Angeles, CA
George Lawson  Owner/Director, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Walter Maciel  Owner/Director, Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City, CA
Brenda Williams  Independent Curator and Cultural Affairs Commissioner, Culver City, CA

About stARTup Art Fair
stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art fair for independent artists. Our intimate, boutique fair provides artists and art enthusiasts with direct access to the art world, fostering new relationships and creating a new exhibition platform for thought-provoking contemporary artwork in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. With the dawn of the internet age, consumers are experiencing artwork unfiltered and direct from the artist via social media; more and more artists report building a thriving client base by selling works straight from the internet. stARTup Art Fair is forward thinking–mirroring this shift in the art market by creating direct access between consumer and artist without sacrificing quality. Each fair assembles a panel of curators, gallerists and professional artists to vet our exhibiting artists, ensuring a thoughtful and dynamic group of artists that will impress and inspire fair  attendees.

Fair Hours 
Friday, January 26, 2- 10pm
Saturday, January 27: Noon – 9pm
Sunday, January 28: Noon – 7pm

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Author: So Cal Life Mag Guest Post

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