FAQs

How do I become an exhibitor at the show?

The show is open to galleries only, not individual artists. There is a selection process after you submit an application online. You can submit an application at: https://www.laartshow.com/exhibitor-application

If I am an artist, can I show my portfolio to galleries?

No, you may not. You are welcome to take a business card and contact any gallery at a later date.

Can I bring art to be appraised?

No outside artwork is allowed in the show.

Can I bring my sketchbook?

Sketchbooks are not permitted in the show.

Are cameras allowed?

Yes. You may take pictures of your favorite works but it’s polite to check with the gallery owners first. Please do not distract them if they are with a client.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Yes, you can either purchase tickets at the door or online. We recommend purchasing your tickets online to avoid possible queues at the ticketing counter.

Are purchased tickets refundable?

Our policy is that all ticket purchases are non-refundable. If you detect an error in the transaction, please contact us and we will review it.

How do I get in with my online ticket?

You can either bring a printed copy of your ticket which will be scanned at the door, or you can show it on your mobile device.

Can I attend the Opening Night Premiere Party?

Yes, you can attend by purchasing Opening Night tickets.

Do children get in free?

Each child requires a regular ticket for admission, except infants and toddlers under the age of two.

Are discounts available to museum members and docents?

Partnering museum members can receive a 50% discount on tickets at the door with their museum membership card. Members of non-profit groups such as California Art Club, LA Art Association, Launch, and Building Bridges also enjoy a 50% discount. Docents get in free with their docent ID.

Are there catalogs for sale?

Yes, the LA Art Show catalog is available for purchase for $25.  It is complimentary to our VIP Red Card members or with the purchase of an Opening Night ticket at the Friend level or higher.

How do I become a VIP member?

VIP Red Card membership is primarily open to art patrons and collectors, curators, museum directors, and gallery owners. You can sign up through the VIP Program portal on our website at https://www.laartshow.com/vip-sign-up/

What are the benefits to VIP membership?

Your membership gives you access to our password-protected VIP website, and entitles you and a guest to a host of exclusive privileges, including:

  • Invitation only Collector’s Preview
  • Opening Night Premiere Party complimentary admission
  • Invitation to After Parties reserved for VIPs
  • Opportunity to view and purchase art before the general public
  • One complimentary show catalogue (while supplies last, valued at $25)
  • Unlimited admission to the LA Art Show during regular show days and hours

Are we able to ship our purchased art directly from the show?

Yes, most galleries can make the necessary shipping arrangements.

Where do I park?

Parking is available at the Convention Center or adjacent lots, with parking fees ranging $15 – $25. Parking maps can be downloaded at https://www.laartshow.com/directions/

Is there coat/bag check?

No, we do not offer a service for checked items such as coats, bags, or bulky items.

Are dogs allowed?

Only service dogs, with proper documentation, are allowed in the show.

Are there wheelchairs for rent?

The LA Convention Center medics office will provide a limited number of wheelchairs free of charge, on a first come, first served basis.