The LA Art Show from above.
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman.

On Thursday, January 28th, the inaugural Los Angeles Fine Art Show opens to the public alongside the 21st edition of the LA Art Show. The new fair, which spotlights historic and contemporary art in a range of media, is the latest event from the Palm Beach Show Group, the producers of many of the art and design industry’s most celebrated fairs, including the LA Art Show. Both shows, which kicked off with a star-studded Opening Night Preview Party hosted by actress Anne Hathaway and her producer husband Adam Shulman, will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown L.A.

The seminal LA Art Show, which welcomed close to 60,000 patrons in 2015, will narrow its scope this year, focusing solely modern and contemporary works of art, including sculptures, installations, and works on paper. The fair will bring together over 120 galleries from 22 countries. The LA Art Show has sparked several global art trends thanks to its long-standing dedication to featuring international exhibitors as well as showcasing  the work of both established and emerging artists. In recent years, the LA Art Show has become the most internationally diverse art platform in the Western world, bringing in the largest groupings of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese galleries outside of Asia.

Edouard Leon Cortes (1882 - 1969) 'Omnibus on the Place de la Madeleine.' Oil on canvas, 18 x 21 1/2 inches. Courtesy of Rehs Galleries.

Meant as a compliment to the LA Art Show, the Los Angeles Fine Art Show provides a dedicated experience for collectors of traditional fine and decorative art spanning all styles and centuries. Covering a range of genres from eighteenth-century European paintings to Contemporary Realism, the Los Angeles Fine Art Show caters to collectors who are drawn to classic as well as representational art from different periods. According to Kim Martindale, show producer and partner owner, “By dividing the LA Art Show into two distinct fairs, we have been able to focus gallery selection, programming, and special exhibitions to appeal to a targeted collector base. The Los Angeles Fine Art Show has presented varied yet, complementary genres, and celebrated artists who continue to work in respected regional styles. The exhibiting galleries have been curated to meet the tastes of collectors and enthusiasts with not only historic, but also contemporary artwork of highly esteemed exhibitors from each category.” Among the exhibitors at the Los Angeles Fine Art Show are William A. Karges Fine Art, Rehs Galleries, Daphne Alazraki Fine Art, Guarisco Gallery, George Stern Fine Art, TOJ Gallery and M.S. Rau.

Dennis Doheny ( b. 1956) 'Moonrise Over Dos Pueblos.' Oil on linen, 22 x 28 inches. Courtesy of William A. Karges Fine Art.

On Thursday, January 28, design industry professionals are invited to attend the LA Art Show and the Los Angeles Fine Art Show free of charge as part of Designer Thursday. The day-long event will include design-centric programming such as curated lounges designed by notable tastemakers such as Stephen Levine for Rose Tarlow House, James Magni, Hutton Wilkinson, Sandra Espinet, and Tangram Interiors, as well as informative lectures by such luminaries as Suzanne Rheinstein, who will discuss her personal approach to using art in interior design.

The LA Art Show and Los Angeles Fine Art Show will run through Sunday, January 31, 2016. For more information about the LA Art Show, please visit For more information about the Los Angeles Fine Art Show, please visit