Beverly Hills artSHOW
Beverly Hills, CA
The Beverly Hills artSHOW is Seeking Artists
The Beverly Hills artSHOW is recruiting fine artists to exhibit in the May 20th & 21st show, and the early deadline is February 14th! There is also a late deadline of February 21st, but the cost to apply goes up.
Held in the center of Beverly Hills along four historic garden blocks, it attracts 40,000 art lovers from the west side of Los Angeles and adjacent areas, along with regional art dealers, guests from all the area hotels, and even out-of-state patrons who come specifically for this event. The atmosphere is collegial, casual, friendly and fun; yet the outdoor show caters to serious art shoppers, via an extensive advertising campaign. It is consistently highly rated by the major national publications that review outdoor art events across the country.
The 2017 artSHOW media partners also spread the word to our art-loving public. This year they include the Los Angeles Art Association, Fabrik Magazine, the LA Weekly, LA Art Party, Yelp, and the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitor’s Bureau.
Eleven fine art and craft categories are featured, with an emphasis on fine art. New artists are frequently accepted and highlighted, as staff seeks fresh work and perspectives. We are also seeking artists for a special feature called “Vexed but Vital”, art that addresses the attempt to thrive in troubling times or situations. Within this topic, visual art with a verbal component is also sought. As always, artists working with many types of media and subject matter are welcome to apply.
Nearly 250 artists will be accepted. All artwork must be original of course! The deadline to apply is February 14th, and the late and final deadline is February 21st. Visit www.beverlyhills.org/artshowinfo for general information and www.beverlyhills.org/artshowapp to apply to the show as an artist.
The spring event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 20th and 21st, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Beverly Gardens Park on Santa Monica Boulevard, from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive. The Beverly Hills artSHOW is in its 44th year of welcoming art enthusiasts together from all over the Southern California region and beyond. In addition to great works of art, guests enjoy understated live entertainment, a wine garden, a beer garden, gourmet food trucks and family art projects. Convenient parking is located directly across from the show’s beautiful grounds.
Category awards and major show awards totaling $8,000 in cash prizes, including the Mayor’s Purchase Award, Best of Show, Most Original Work, and media category awards, will be announced in a Sunday afternoon ceremony, at the show’s center, in front of the Lily Pond.
For application information about the May 2016 Beverly Hills artSHOW, visit www.beverlyhills.org/artshowapp or call (310) 285-6836.