Applications are open for stARTup LA 2019
Celebrate today’s significant emerging talent and leading independent artists. stARTup Art Fair takes place next January 25-27, 2019 at The Kinney Hotel in Venice Beach, California less than a mile from the Venice Beach Boardwalk and Marina del Rey and within minutes of the Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair.
Discover over 60 artists, selected by art world experts, who transform hotel rooms into exhibition spaces and offer their works for sale to art lovers of all levels.
Immerse yourself in an engaging line up of special performances and installations by local talents.
Absorb yourself in our engaging Art Conversations covering topics that challenge and engage today’s art world trends.
Indulge in a select menu of food, signature cocktails, and exclusive wine tastings.
stARTup has become a destination event, attracting artists, art industry leaders, and art collectors from across the U.S. and as far away as Mexico, China, Europe, and South America. The fair’s unwavering mission to support creative and professional success for independent artists makes us a beacon for starting and seasoned collectors who seek out unique experiences and innovative brands.
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 Los Angeles Contemporary art fair located at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, which runs concurrently.
2019 Fair Hours
Friday January 25, 2–10pm
Saturday January 27, 12–9pm
Sunday January 27, 12–7p6
Opening Night Celebration: Friday January 25, 7–10pm (only general admission ticket needed for entry)
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
2018 Advisory Council
Katharine Earhart Principal, Alesco Advisors, LLC
Mat Gleason Curator, Coagula Curatorial & Publisher, Coagula Art Journal, Los Angeles, CA
Anna Hygelund Independent Curator and Art Advisor
Charlie James Owner/Director, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Derek Kennedy Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Nona Lim Founder and CEO, Nona Lim
Michelle Mansour Executive Director, Root Division
Peter Mays Executive Director, Los Angeles Art Association
Adam O’Donnell Art Collector, Principal Engineer, Cisco
Jennifer Perlmutter Artist, Owner, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
Annie Seaton Artist and Former Director, LA Leica Gallery
Nancy Madynski Director of Special Projects, Jeff King and Company