Beverly Hills' Fall artSHOW Offers Free Fun This Weekend

The artSHOW takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21 in Beverly Gardens Park. Admission is free.

The following is a press release from the city of Beverly Hills.

The Beverly Hills artSHOW is pleased to announce its major partnerships and themes for the October 2012 show, including a new partnership with the nearby Paley Center for Media and a cutting-edge presentation of animation-related art and illustration.

The artSHOW will run Oct. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day—along the expanse of Beverly Gardens on Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of Beverly Hills.

“As we continue to re-brand and grow the artSHOW, we are rapidly bringing our patrons both the remarkable selection of artists and art they’ve come to know as well as innovative and experiential new features,” says artSHOW Coordinator Karen McLean.

The Los Angeles Art Association is sponsoring an immersive installation project by two collaborating artists, Karen Frumkin-Wolff and Dori Atlantis—focusing on the precarious balancing act of the survival of humankind—as well as a display of abstract sculpture by Michael Bacon.

A fruitful new partnership with the Paley Center, which is just steps away from the artSHOW, includes an extensive gallery display of Al Hirschfeld works—including rare, color pieces by the legendary New Yorker illustrator—a scavenger hunt that takes place around The Paley Center and the artSHOW, screenings of special animated programs and an integrated booth at the artSHOW. The Paley Center will even open its rooftop gardens to artSHOW attendees, where Whole Foods will provide snacks.

The Hirschfeld display and animated programs tie in with the special feature of the Fall artSHOW: illustration and the art of animation. The artSHOW has seven highlighted artists as part of the installation (Deanna Rene Adona, Tanya Daskova, Darrell Driver, John Hung Ma, Mark Ludy, Victor St. Lee and Marissa Textor) who are particularly adept in rendering styles that refer to the popular arts of animation and illustration. Their art will be in prominent spaces through the artSHOW and their booths will be stopping points on the artSHOW/Paley Center scavenger hunt.

“Some of these artists adhere more closely to comic-book like portraits and some more to literary illustration,” says McLean. “But they all share wonderful rendering skills.”

The work of these artists and over 240 more will be sprawled across the four garden blocks of the Beverly Hills artSHOW, and each artist will be available to talk with visitors and patrons about his or her work. Many other local artists will display at the show.

Sponsors for the October 2012 include Evolution Fresh juices, Sotheby’s International Realty and TalentCall, Inc. (a division of WorldArts). The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—along with its all-volunteer HARK program—is the artSHOW’s charitable partner. Media partners include the L.A. Weekly and KPCC, the listener-supported radio station broadcasting throughout Southern California, along with arts magazines Fabrik and Blue Canvas. The artSHOW also has a partnership with the nonprofit Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 and The Paley Center for Media. The Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau and Whole Foods are the Show’s community partners.

Free all-day parking is available during the artSHOW at the City’s 450 N. Crescent Drive parking structure, conveniently located directly across from the Show grounds. 

Parking is also available and inexpensive in many City parking structures (see http://bit.ly/bhartshowpkg for details) located just south of Santa Monica Boulevard. For more information, please visit www.beverlyhills.org/artshow. For media inquiries, please contact Jessica Emerson at jemerson@beverlyhills.org or call 310-285-2530.

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