2017 West Coast Art Fairs We’re Watching

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LA Art Show: Modern / Contemporary
January 11-15, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center

The 22nd edition of LA’s annual civic celebration of the visual arts – hosting 90 galleries from more than 18 countries and collaborating with local cultural institutions to celebrate the world class Los Angeles art scene. Read an expanded preview on the LA Art Show here.

Fog Design+Art Fair, San Francisco
January 11-15, 2017
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

The FOG Design+Art Fair is a platform for showcasing innovation in contemporary art, design and architecture. The fourth edition of the fair presents more than 40 major international galleries – with featured exhibits, installations and programs.

Photo LA
January 12-15, 2017
The Reef, Downtown LA

In its 26th edition, Photo LA offers an eclectic showcase of photographic art, ranging from 19th Century works to contemporary and innovative photo-based art.

Untitled San Francisco
January 12-15, 2017
Pier 70

The first edition of Untitled, San Francisco brings a dynamic curated selection of top galleries to the Bay Area, along with the debut of Untitled Monuments, a site specific selection of ambitious large scale works not typically seen in an art fair setting.

Classic Photographs Los Angeles
January 21-22, 2017
7601 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

Classic Photographs Los Angeles is an intimate art fair focusing on the art of photography from its early history to today. With 26 exhibitors from the U.S. and Canada, the fair offers an intriguing range of vintage, modern and contemporary photographs.

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Art Los Angeles Contemporary
January 26-29, 2017
The Barker Hangar at
Santa Monica Airport

Now in its 8th year, ALAC is an engaging curated contemporary art fair, presenting top international galleries with a Los Angeles focus in a fun alternative space.

PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco
January 27-29, 2017
Fort Mason Center

PHOTOFAIRS is dedicated to presenting fine art photography and moving image from leading international galleries and their representative artists in leading destinations around the world.

stARTup Art Fair LA
January 27-29, 2017
Highland Gardens Hotel

In its second LA iteration, stARTup is an innovative contemporary art fair designed to provide a direct entrée for emerging independent artists to collectors and the public, in a surprising and fun alternative setting.


Art Palm Springs
February 16-19, 2017
Palm Springs Convention Center

Art Palm Springs is an international fair of modern and contemporary art – exhibiting a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography and mixed-media work.

The LA Art Book Fair
February 23-26, 2017
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

The 5th Annual LA Art Book Fair – organized by Printed Matter, Inc. – shows artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals and zines presented by more than 300 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists and independent publishers.

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APRIL / Spring Art Week LA

Los Angeles Festival of Photography
April 21-23, 2017
The Reef, Downtown LA

The Los Angeles Festival of Photography is an international photographic festival bringing together photographers, curators, students, amateurs and professionals in the industry – geared to encouraging and celebrating the art of photography.

Photo Independent Art Fair
April 21-23, 2017
The Reef, Downtown Los Angeles

Photo Independent is the only international art fair directly bridging the gap between aficionados of photography and those who create it. Championing a new generation of photographers, Photo Independent is quickly becoming one of the most significant annual photographic events in the United States.

EXPO Contemporary
Presented by Fabrik
April 21-23, 2017
The Reef, Downtown LA

EXPO Contemporary, presented by Fabrik Magazine, bridges the gap between those who love and collect art and the artists who make it — a celebration of art, design, multi-media and performance art in the heart of the Downtown LA Arts District.

Objects of Art / Los Angeles
April 21-23, 2017
The Reef, Downtown LA

Ranging from contemporary to historic and antique to modern, Objects of Art offers a varied selection of paintings, sculpture, furniture, books, fashion, jewelry, textiles, tribal, folk, American Indian, African and Asian art. With more than 70 prestigious galleries and exhibitors, it is truly a showcase of the unique and unexpected.



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