stARTup LA is a contemporary hotel art fair for independent artists. Selected artists create their own unique exhibition spaces and show their latest work in a hip, retro chic setting. With more than 50 rooms of exhibition space, stARTup LA offers an excellent opportunity for artists to immerse themselves in the art world and increase their opportunities to connect with arts professionals, expand their audiences, and sell their art.
Since its inception, stARTup has enjoyed a steady attendance growth of 20%, which includes multi-cultural professionals, techies, collectors, and art and design enthusiasts working in the top industries in our region and running their own businesses. Our Southern California crowd engages on social media and loves finding unique cultural events for themselves and their families.
Our unwavering mission to support creative and professional success for independent artists makes stARTup the converging point where artists, art world professionals and art lovers can all connect to foster new relationships and rewarding opportunities.
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 26, 12–9pm
Sunday January 27, 12–7p6
Opening Night Celebration: Friday January 25, 7–10pm (only general admission ticket needed for entry)
What Artists are Saying About Us
stARTup was an amazing opportunity of non stop interactions with buyers. I had a complete original series sell out and plenty of great conversations with future collectors of my works. I look forward to participating next time! - Dani Arrecis
I thought this fair was a great way for a new graduate to meet a wide variety of art lovers, curators and gallerists in a relaxed and comfortable environment. It was extremely well organized. I highly recommend this fair to new and upcoming artists as well as mid-career artists. - Gail Cooper
I deeply appreciate the in-depth conversations stARTup facilitates. Exhibiting in such a personal, unconventional venue allows both the artist and the visitor time and space to experience the work and create deeper meaning and connection. - Myra Eastman
stARTup fair beat my expectations! The whole team behind stARTup couldn’t be more dedicated to promoting emerging artists. A great experience that introduced me to many gallerists, curators, and collectors. - Eric Saint George