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Los Angeles

January 25-27, 2019

The Kinney Hotel

737 W. Washington Blvd, Venice, CA


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

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

Cultural Partners

Media Partners