A thriving art scene is nurturing philanthropy in Los Angeles, and young artists are moving in or staying put instead of heading to New York.
The Hammer will announce on Thursday that it has received $30 million from Lynda and Stewart Resnick and $20 million from TV producer Marcy Carsey to help pay for its expansion in Westwood.
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Lena Moross
· January 12, 2018
I was stoped at the entrance to LA Art Fair!!!
The security discovered flyers from art show in my bag!!!
I was told by securety that art is not aloud to be taken inside. . I said it’s not art�but my p...ostcards. I was told again I can’t take it inside.... I almost got my self arrested... so I throw my shit in the garbage, went inside,bought my self a glass of wine and cried (for real) in a middle of Art Fair. Then I saw Baha Danesh and Stephen Levi and things got better... See More
William Wray
· January 15, 2018
I liked the show this year a bit more than last. Yes for my taste there was a bit to many shiny backlit pricy objects pandering to the wealthy Collector and plenty of kitschy junk. But there was good... art to be found of you had a open mind. I thought the entry to the show could have been handled with better planing as the lines were to long. Security was a bit over zealous too. I would like to see more effort I to curating a bit more solid shows within the shows. Overall glad I came. See More
Scott Diament
· January 9, 2018
Most important show of its kind west of Miami, 270,000 square feet of Modern and Contemporary Art, largest show in the State of California to purchase fine art. A must attend event. Over 15 countries ...represented with tremendous diversity. Supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Charity on the opening evening. I have fully enjoyed this exciting event for the last 15 years that I have attended it. See More
Aurelien Aur
· December 8, 2017
As exhibitor, this show is a total scam. Waste of money.
You pay 12,000 for a ridiculous size (12×16) and attendees do not have any money and all come from Est LA by bus. They offer tickets to most... of attendees and this is absolutely not a VIP show. You won't see people who are from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood... etc you only see people from poor places and these people never buy you any art.
We talked to a lot of people and the amount is money they pretend to generate is completely bullshit.
Their securities people are completely freak also (let you outside purposely when you have a baby...) and the owner of the place pretends that he struggles and lives in a small 2 bedroom in Downtown to say he only works for the love of art.
Complete scam people.
Just contact exhibitors from previous years to understand why it was the first and last time.

EDIT 1/12/2018
JUST notice that LA ART show blocked my posts because they do not appreciate that exibihitors are contacting me to agree with my comments. We will sue this show for false advertising in class action.
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Zach Alan
· January 7, 2018
calling this show a bad joke is probably being too generous because it doesn't quite rise to the level of being a joke? I'd thought shows like SCOPE and Fountain were abysmal, but this fair brings new... meaning to the term "Must Not See", or possibly "Cannot Unsee" - may the entire convention center collapse destroying everything inside it before one more innocent bystander is suckered into visiting this flaming crapfest of an art fair See More
Timothy Hayes
· January 14, 2018
5 Star because the art was amazing, and the atmosphere was great, got to talk to many interesting artists and gallery folks.

1 Star because the art was too expensive for me to buy all of it.
Aurii VL
· January 12, 2018
So much fun and beautiful artwork. Great time for couples.

The only part that sucked was before we went in the people who checked our bags were rude as if I'm going through customs. Not friendly at ...all. The ladies that checked my bad snatched it from me and said " we have to make sure you didn't take any art." I had a mini backpack purse. I'm sure none of the art would fit in it even if I tried.

Other than that I had fun inside.
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Billy Kim
· January 14, 2018
Awesome 👏, it was my first time visiting LA Art Show and I was surprised by so many great artists from all over the world. It was more special event because my friend artist Ryan Cho, he had a success...ful event. Good Job to LA Art Show & My friends Ryan! 👍👏👏👏🎉 See More
Humbertone Presents
· February 7, 2018
Went with a dear friend. We had a ball! We enjoyed cocktails from friendly bartenders, who really knew how to mix drinks. We visited almost all the spaces, and were delighted by the variety of Art, an...d we met friendly ppl. and took pics. it was superb. It was my first time, i will def. return next year. I give it 5 stars! Excellent. See More
Julie Macias
· November 3, 2017
It’s the best show of the year!! Can’t wait to go to the next one and bring friends who have never been. It’s always a fun and enlightening experience in the arts.
Elissa M. Tracy
· January 15, 2018
Excellent show which showcased a wide variety of artists and media. This is one of the best shows I’ve been to in a long time. The way the show was set up it felt like a museum/art show. Beautifully done.
Moira Cue
· January 14, 2018
Yes, it is big. No, it’s not Basel. But it’s LA, and I go every year and find it rewarding. Have reviewed in detail at The Hollywood Sentinel (dot com) ever since moved to Convention Center.
Edwin Vasquez
· January 15, 2018
One of the best art shows. I had the pleasure to interview a couple participating artists. Cheech Marín conversation was very funny and informative. Looking forward to 2019.
Margo Schulz
· January 13, 2017
Wonderful experience! Tickets, food and drinks at the show are pretty pricey but the experience I had is worth every penny! I never write reviews so this tells you something! Go and enjoy best local a...nd international art!
There are some weird elements like a very snobbish New York gallery that had security staring at you the whole time. Just a turn off I didn't go inside, too bad it was so uninviting I could have bought something or my friend who is a millionaire lol!!! Other than this episode a great experience with many humble and inviting artists who are great and spoke to us with friendly attitude sharing true love for art and beauty! Art at the art!!!
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David G. Brown
· January 14, 2018
Awesome show with a wide variety of art. I especially liked the dialogs with the artist.
Eddie Siegal
· January 15, 2018
,, if it didn't close so early on Sunday I would have liked it more
Eric Burwell
· January 15, 2017
What a joke. Terrible art. Nothing new as expected. Don't waste time or 30 to get in. Plus 20 to park. As an academic and artist I was flat out embarrassed at what I was seeing. Stick to supporting artists/galleries not these fly by night events. Many that prolly did enjoy have no art background and or knowledge of art/art history. See More
James Buell
· January 16, 2017
I had never been to an art show before, I've been to art museums like the Getty but left feeling like I had taken nothing away with me. I loved the modern and contemporary artwork, the expression of emotion is something I can connect with and take away with me, so much creativity and color everywhere, it's artwork that's alive, emotionally relevant, validating. I loved experiencing so many different flavors of emotion. See More
Kristina D'Entremont
· January 12, 2018
I highly recommend this show. So many amazing talents!
Robert Miller
· January 13, 2018
Great show. Highly recommend you see it. Prices for stuff range from $45 to millions. Something for everyone.