It’s LA Art Week…February features SIX official art fairs, with other satellite events taking place during the same week in Los Angeles! Watch out Miami Art Week! Los Angeles is heating up!!!


Three of the art fairs are TOP TEN PICKs on LAArtParty.com  – Art In LA AfFair kicks off on February 13th. – LAArtParty.com is a sponsor – I’ll see ya there. The other art fairs and satellite events are listed below.
 
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February 14, 2019:
Ok boys and girls…let’s not forget about Valentine’s day. It’s Love at first bite at the Upper West. Enjoy a fabulous prix fixe Valentine’s Day Dinner made to perfection by Chef Nick Ship for $110 per couple (plus tax & gratuity), or order direct from the menu. This is a popular restaurant, so call soon to make a reservation….cause, it’s gonna fill up.
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The Upper West Restaurant, 3321 West Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90405; 310-586-1111; http://www.theupperwest.com

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February 14, 2019:
Treat your beloved to some true Southern hospitality this Valentine’s Day at Preux & Proper in Downtown Los Angeles where Executive Chef Sammy Monsour prepares a delectably, delicious Southern spread for a treasured evening of love! Preux & Proper, 840 South Spring Street, LA 90015; 213.896.0090; https://www.PreuxandProper.com

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February 14, 2019:
Culina at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills is also a great place to spend Valentine’s day. Chef de Cuisine Luca Moriconi offers a five-course prix-fixe menu for $125 per person. If you prefer to dine à la carte, the Culina Dinner Menu will also be available. Culina at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, 300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.860.4000; https://www.CulinaRestaurant.com

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February 14, 2019:
Take the whole family out, or share a meal with your favorite couple at Rustic Canyon for Valentine’s Day.
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Chef de Cuisine Andy Doubrava & Executive Chef Jeremy Fox offer a family-style, prix-fixe dinner for $105/person plus tax & gratuity, with optional wine and non-alcoholic beverage pairings available. Rustic Canyon, 1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90401; 310.393.7050; https://rusticcanyonrestaurant.com/

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Before you head to dinner, hit the galleries and take in some art.

February 14, 2019:
Blum & Poe invites the public to attend the opening of “Parergon,” a selected survey exhibition of Japanese art of the 1980s and ’90s, curated by Mika Yoshitake. Focusing on the themes of abject politics, transcending media, performativity, and satire and simulation, this show will present the work of over twenty-five visual artists including Kodai Nakahara, Tatsuo Miyajima, Kazumi Nakamura, Yukie Ishikawa, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, and Yukinori Yanagi in an array of media spanning painting, sculpture, duration performance, noise, video, and photography. Opening: 6-8pm; Blum & Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034; https://www.blumandpoe.com/

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Art Fairs continue to take place from Feb 14-17, 2019 – Three are top ten – here is some info on the others. 

February 14-17, 2019
Felix LA is a new contemporary art fair and reflection of Los Angeles’s growing importance in the field. Its mission is to create a more intimate fair experience for collectors, dealers, and artists that prioritizes connoisseurship, collaboration, and community. The first edition of Felix LA will take place from February 14-17, 2019; Opening event Feb 14, 6-10pm; Fair Hours: Feb 15-16, 11am-8pm; Feb 17, 10am-2pm; The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., LA, 90028; https://felixfair.com

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February 14 -17, 2019:
MORE ART HERE is back again at the Santa Monica Airport!
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The casual open studio event will celebrate 25 artists along with guest artists in the North and South Hangar galleries and a special 4 day only pop-up exhibition taking place in Arena 1. “Estimated Time of Arrival” is curated by Kristin Zethren featuring the resident artists of the Santa Monica Art Studios. Remember this event is happening across the street from Art Los Angeles Contemporary (at the Barker Hangar). It’s one of our top ten events. See our Event Feature (on the Upcoming Page). Thursday, Friday, Saturday; Fri-Sat February 14-16, 11am – 7pm; Sun, Feb17, 12pm – 6pm; The official art party and opening reception takes place on Saturday February 16, 2019, from 6-9pm. Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica; http://santamonicaartstudios.com/

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February 14 – 17, 2019: 
Superfine! Art Fair brings diverse, accessible art to DTLA’s Magic Box at The Reef, in downtown LA. Admission ranges from $10-$75 per person. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Events runs: Thurs, Feb 14, 2019, 5:00-9:00pm; Fair hours: Friday, Feb 15, and Sat Feb 16, 2019: 12pm-10pm; Sunday, Feb 17, 2019: 12-8pm; Magic Box, 1933 South Broadway, LA, 90007; https://superfine.world/

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February 15 – February 17, 2019:

stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles returns to LA for fourth year; over 70 artists to take over Pacifica Hotels’ the Kinney Venice Beach hotel for 3 days. Admission ranges from $15 – $100 per person; CLICK HERE to purchase. Opening art party takes place Friday February 15, 7–10pm; Fair Hours are: Friday February 15, 2–10pm; Saturday February 16, 12–9pm; Sunday February 17, 12–7pm; Valet Parking: $15; The Kinney Venice Beach, 737 W Washington Blvd, Venice; www.startupartfair.com

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February 15 – February 20, 2019:
If the February Freeze is too much to bear, Unfrozen opens on February 15…just down the street from Frieze Art Fair. Artist Randi Matushevitz has organized an exhibition of six Los Angeles artists, all women, working in a variety of media. The artists of Unfrozen include: Kim Abeles, Leigh Salgado, Lezley Saar, Dwora Fried, Randi Matushevitz, Melinda Smith Altshuler. UNFROZEN opens Friday, February 15 with an art party from 6-9pm. The gallery is open 11am-6pm, Fri. February 15, thru Wed, February 20. Substrate Gallery, 709 N Ridgewood Place, LA, CA 90038; More info on the FB Event Page. http://www.substrategallery.com; https://www.randimatushevitz.com

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February 16 and 17, 2019:
 

Enjoy a FRIEZE satellite exhibition and public viewing of the West Coast debut of “CONFESSIONAL,” by Scott Nathan (RED Digital Cinema) at Frieze LA 2019; This is a FREE event. Public opening runs 2:00 PM – 7:00pm (both days); RED Studios Hollywood, (Frieze Satellite location) 846 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038; (Park in Lot B). CLICK HERE for more info. https://www.facebook.com/scottnathanphoto/

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February 16 and February 17, 2019:
The Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show is THE place to get great travel ideas. Meet travel experts and show executives. Find out about the latest travel trends, and where to find the best deals.
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For more information, visit the Event Feature (on the Upcoming Events Page). Admission ranges from $11 to $18; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Saturday, February 16: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday, February 17: 10:00am-5:00pmThe Travel Show, Los Angeles Convention Center (South Halls JK), 1201 South Figueroa Street, LA, 90015; https://travelshows.com

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February 16, 2019:
In Santa Monica, Bergamot hosts an ART + BRUNCH event in conjunction with LA Art Week. Stop in (before the fairs open) to enjoy 20+ gallery exhibitions…with brunch bites throughout! Skidmore Contemporary Art has two beautiful exhibitions by Richard Baker and Laurie Raskin currently on view. See the Event Feature under the On View Drop-down (Artists & Exhibitions Page). Event runs: 10am-12pm; Bergamot, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica 90405; https://bergamotstation.com

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February 16, 2019
During, LA Art Week, Gemini G.E.L. holds an open house featuring a new exhibition titled Local: Gemini G.E.L. Collaborations with Los Angeles Artists.” The group show highlights its deep connection with Los Angeles artists and the city’s rich culture. Featured in the show is a selection of works by Gemini artists, including a large, unique Color Trial Proof (CTP) titled Meteorite by Sam Francis, a captivating, geometric work on Mylar by Ron Davis, and a rare text piece by Bruce Nauman that reads EAT DEATH from 1973. The full presentation includes John Baldessari, Larry Bell, Chris Burden, Vija Celmins, Ron Davis, Tacita Dean, Richard Diebenkorn, Sam Francis, Frank Gehry, Joe Goode, David Hockney, Toba Khedoori, Edward and Nancy Kienholz, Ken Price, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, and Analia Saban. On View February 11 – April 19, 2019; Open House: 11am – 5:30pm; Gemini GEL, 8365 Melrose Avenue, LA, 90069; https://www.geminigel.com/

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February 16, 2019
“Doubts About Spaces” featuring Stephanie Keitz opens in the Atrium Gallery.
18th street arts center. On view: January 28 – February 16, 2019; Event runs from 2-4pm; RSVP for tickets Here. 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404; https://18thstreet.org/

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February 16, 2019:
Join Rema Hort Mann Foundation for a benefit art auction event to support our three Los Angeles-based grant programs. Find out more about this event, on the Event Feature.
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Ticket prices are $50 in advance of the event, and $60 at the door.
Art Party: 6:00–9:00pm; Rema Hort Mann Foundation. 1667 North Main St., LA, 90012; http://www.remahortmannfoundation.org/events-community/


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February 16, 2019:
M+B celebrates Jimmy Wright’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. “LA – NY 73 – 74” is comprised of works on paper and Mylar from the artist’s five-decade career and have never before been shown on the West Coast. Also opening tonight in the Annex, “Just Around the Bend,” a solo exhibition by Misha Kahn. On view: February 16 – March 30, 2019; Art Party: 6-9 pm; M+B, 612 North Almont Drive, LA, 90069; https://www.mbart.com/

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February 16, 2019:
Giant Robot 2 – GR2 Gallery hosts an opening reception for “Paper Cuts,” a solo exhibition by Huntz Liu. On view: February 16 – March 6, 2019; Art Party: 6:30 – 10:00pm; GR2 Gallery, 2062 Sawtelle Avenue, LA,n90025; https://www.giantrobot.com
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February 17, 2019:

In Venice…Enjoy Façade of Time, a free, all ages, site-specific dance project comprised of sixty performers of mixed age and experience contemplating the interplay between personal and collective, constructed and spontaneous, performer and audience. Event runs: 3:45pm – 5:45pm; Venice Beach, 206 N Venice Blvd., Venice California 90291; https://www.bodyweather.org

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February 21, 2019:
Join filmmaker MATT OGENS and cinematographer JOHN TIPTON for their documentary Home + Away, following students who cross the border each day to commute from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to their school in El Paso, Texas. Event runs: 6:30pm – 8:30pm; Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Ave. Venice, CA 90291; https://www.venicearts.org/

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February 22, 2019:
Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery presents “Textured Environments” featuring work by Kelly Berg and Caroline Larsen.
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The gallery states: “Kelly Berg and Caroline Larsen’s mixed media relief paintings occupy the territory between painting and sculpture. Using unconventional materials and processes their work depicts both natural phenomena and magical surfaces. In unexpected ways, their abstract and textural reliefs often frame or morph into mysterious cataclysmic scenes and sculpted tactile landscapes.” On view: February 12 – March 23, 2019; Art Party: 6 – 8pm; Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401; http://www.smc.edu/Barrett/Pages

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February 23, 2019:
The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) presents the second and final Art Talk for “Intangible in Paint” moderated by curator Juri Koll. Read the full Event Featureon the Upcoming Events Page, under the Features drop-down). Artists featured on this second panels will be Jeanne Dunn, Barbara Kolo, Uschi Lüdemann, Gay Summer Rick, Roxene Rockwell, Jae Hwa Yoo. The show features all new works by 11 artists from Southern California known for their command of their chosen medium. On view through February 28; Art Talk: 1-3pm; The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art is located in the Loft Art Studios & Galleries, 401 S. Mesa Street, San Pedro, CA 90731, right off the 110 Fwy – a surprisingly short drive. https://www.veniceica.org/

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February 23, 2019:
18th Street Arts Center celebrates Los Angeles-based artist Clarissa Tossin, who will present a new body of work centered on her ongoing research into US collections of pre-Columbian artifacts, and their relationship to appropriated pre-Columbian artifacts and motifs.
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Clarissa Tossin, 21st Century Wisdom: Healing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Textile Block Houses 

In the Atrium Gallery, Danish visiting artist Maj Hasager presents “Iterations,” a project based on the Pico neighborhood of Santa Monica, where she is immersed for six months as an artist in residence at 18th Street Arts Center. Resident artists will also be opening their studios at this event, including visiting Danish artists Jeannette Ehlers, Nikolaj Recke, and Marie Markman. Local artist residents including Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Debra Disman, Jeff Beall, Luciana Abait, Arzu Arda Kosar, Post Mango Studio, David McDonald, and Yvette Gellis will also be showing new work in their studios. On view: January 22 – March 29, 2019; Art Party: 5 – 8pm; RSVP for Clarissa Tossin event Here or Maj Hasager event Here. 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404; https://18thstreet.org/

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February 23, 2019
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In El Segundo…” Art Exhibit opens at Artlife Gallery throws an art party to celebrate “Love.” The group exhibition features ten artists working with various media such as painting, sculpture, mixed media, and photography. On view: February 1 – February 28, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; Artlife Gallery, 720 C S. Allied Way. Plaza El Segundo; https://www.artlifegallerysb.com

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February 23, 2019
In Venice…Theater of the Mind opens at the Electric Lodge tonight. Enjoy an exciting evening of theater, music, and dance—all with one thing in common: the journey toward psychological healing and growth. Read the full Event Feature on the Upcoming Page.
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Admission ranges from $20 – $25 per person. Click Here for a full list of performances or to purchase tickets. Event runs: 7:30pm – 9:30pm; The Electric Lodge,1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291;
https://www.lapsych.org/

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February 24, 2019:

Enjoy a solo exhibition titled “STREET SWEET” by artist Kathi Flood. The title of this show, Sweet Street, refers to her observations and responses to the way people treat each other. Event runs: 1:00pm – 3:00pm; National Council Jewish Women LA (NCJWLA), 543 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1715; https://ncjwla.org/

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Check back for our FINAL update by February 20, 2019.