startup la // February 15-17, 2019

The Kinney Venice Beach // 737 West Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292


Thank you to all the art lovers, culture seekers, art professionals, and merrymakers who came to see us February 15-17 at The Kinney Venice Beach. Your enthusiasm and support for the arts was amazing!

Over the course of three days, we saw a steady stream of highly engaged and notable patrons viewing work by 70+ artists who came from all over the country and as far away as Europe and Australia, plus exhibitions from our local Los Angeles non-profit cultural partners, helping us all accomplish our mission to support independent artists.


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Bypassing the traditional gallery system, stARTup connects hungry art buyers to highly curated up-and-coming artists. There, you will discover over 60 artists – selected by art world experts – who transform hotel rooms into individual exhibition spaces and offer their works for sale to art lovers of all levels.

stARTup LA takes place at hip and stylish Kinney Venice Beach hotel, which is less than a mile from the Venice Beach Boardwalk and walking distance to Abbott Kinney's shopping district. stARTup is held the same weekend as two major gallery fairs: Frieze Los Angeles at Paramount Pictures Studio, and Art Los Angeles Contemporary at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.