From peaceful art walks to lively festivals, discover the best of Brentwood’s art scene
From The Broad to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the City of Angels is filled with world-class museums designed to entice art lovers. And while there are several high-caliber museums that should be on your Los Angeles bucket list, there are also plenty of non-museum related art activities that you’ll definitely want to check out. Whether you’re looking for a neighborhood art tour or an art benefit festival, here are six events in and around Brentwood that should be on your radar.
The Other Art Fair
Presented by Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair is an annual event that showcases artwork by independent artists. Taking place April 16th to 19th at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, this event shows off the work of 140 artists curated by a selection committee of art experts. Pieces start from $150, giving attendees of all income levels the chance to purchase artworks at accessible price points. Art lovers will relish the opportunity to see selections from some of the most talented up-and-coming artists in America.
Beverly Hills ArtShow
On May 16th and 17th, the annual Beverly Hills ArtShow will take place at the historic Beverly Gardens in the middle of Beverly Hills. Free to the public, the show will feature artwork from over 245 artists across the U.S. The unique artwork displays will run the gauntlet from painting and sculpture to ceramics and jewelry. In addition to perusing booths and buying artwork, participants will be able to munch on cuisine from onsite food trucks or grab a drink from the beer garden or wine garden (each of which has their own menus). Created to bring the community together, the ArtShow is a family-friendly event that individuals of all ages can enjoy.
Neighborhood Art Tour
From graffiti to colorful murals, Los Angeles is bursting with notable works of art. If you want to experience some of the most innovative art in the city like a true local, book a neighborhood art tour with LA Cycle Tours. Designed for riders of all skill levels, the biking tour will take participants on a behind-the-scenes tour of murals and art pieces by both established and emerging artists. From visiting boutiques and galleries to taking side streets that lead to murals painted by LA’s underground artists, this one-of-a-kind tour will show you both the gritty and the glamorous side of the local art scene. Tickets cost $40 per person.
East Los Angeles Art Walk
From easy beach access to proximity to the Venice Canals and Santa Monica Pier, there are plenty of reasons to love living on the Westside. But if you’re inspired to explore the other side of the city, you won’t want to miss out on an art tour of East Los Angeles. For a great introduction to what’s happening in the artistic community in East Los Angeles, book a walking tour (which takes place every second Sunday of the month from 10 AM to 2 PM). This free walking tour introduces participants to the best of the local scene—from murals to graffiti.
Chocolate and Art Show
Chocolate lovers take note: the annual Chocolate and Art Show is the place for you! This two-day event brings together local artists, musicians, artisan chocolate makers, and vendors for an action-packed experience. The 21-and-up event serves as a platform for both well-known and up-and-coming artists to showcase artwork across various mediums, build relationships within their community, and sell their wares. The show benefits Artists for Trauma, a non-profit that helps individuals recover through artistic expression and human connection. Program director Danilo Santos wants to create a permanent art gallery to showcase new artists each month alongside an original chocolate brand. The Chocolate and Art Show will take place on February 21st and 22nd from 8 PM to 2 AM. Tickets range from $15 to $50.
Formerly home to the Douglas Aircraft Company, the Santa Monica Airport now hosts the annual Airport Artwork, which includes over 60 artists. Attendees can watch art and ceramic demonstrations, partake in art and theater workshops and enjoy live music and cuisine from local food trucks. The event takes place on March 21st from 12 PM to 5 PM.
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