stARTup Art Fair Returns to Venice Beach For Fifth Fair Announcing over 70 artists, programming and events for 2020

February 14 – February 16, 2020 | The Kinney Venice Beach
737 W Washington Blvd, Venice

Artist Suzanne Lizotte will present her series Los Angeles: A Different Narrative during stARTup Art Fair 2020 Hollywood Sign Wildfire, Oil on canvas

January 9, 2020, Los Angeles, Calif.–stARTup Art Fair is pleased to present its fifth annual Los Angeles edition to take place February 14 – February 16, 2020 at Pacifica Hotels’ The Kinney Venice Beach hotel in Los Angeles. 

The contemporary art fair transforms the chic California hotel and grounds by over 70 artists welcoming art to experience an immersive, contemporary art experience through the exhibition of artwork by a diverse group of independent artists, local art nonprofits, artist performances, and panel discussions. Bypassing the traditional gallery system, stARTup connects art buyers directly to up-and-coming artists. In its fifth year in Los Angeles (stARTup is also held annually in San Francisco and Houston) the fair will present its most geographically diverse cohort with four countries represented (USA, Canada, United Kingdom, The Netherlands) and ten states (California, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Washington, and Virginia).

Each year’s Opening Night Party (Friday, February 14 from 7-10 pm) is open to all members of the public at the price of a General Admission ticket and includes, music, performances, food, and drink.

2020 stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles Exhibitors

Brian Allen  Los Angeles, CA                                                  Kurisutein Lopusnak, Atlanta, GA

Homeira Aframian  Los Angeles, CA                                   Belan Islas, Los Angeles, CA

Raisa Ambros  London, UK                                                    Kushlani Jayasinha, San Jose, CA

Brad Antifolk  Fort Worth, TX                                              Keith Josiah, Antioch, TN                             

M.A.Bailey / Sean Lim  Whittier, CA         Richard Krevolin, Van Nuys, CA                                

Joanna A Beckett   London, UK                                           Barton Lewis, Brooklyn, NY

Lili Bernard,  Los Angeles, CA                                              Elissa Lieberman, San Diego, CA

Clovis Blackwell, Pasadena, CA                                          Felipe Lopez, Houston TX          

Haley Bowen, Houston, TX                                                   Jameel Linzy / Sonia Prado, Los Angeles, CA   

Anne M Bray, Los Angeles, CA                                             Susan Lizotte, Los Angeles, CA                                

Cathy Breslaw, Los Angeles, CA                                          Emily Maddigan, Long Beach, CA

Rafael Bustillos, San Francisco, CA                                    Meg, Quebec, Canada                              

Mary Lee Butier, North Tustin, CA                                     John Osgood, Danville, CA

Carsten Bund, Los Angeles, CA                                           Andy Muonio, Mountain View, CA      

Gianfranco Cioffi, Los Angeles, CA                                     Alexandra Pastorino, Los Angeles, CA

Nicole Cochener, Las Vegas, NV                                          Snezana Petrovic, Los Angeles, CA

Carol Cohn, Montclair, NJ                                                      Victoria Potrovitza, Lancaster, CA

Tad Crawford, Oakland, CA                                                   Lisa Praster, Amsterdam, NL              

Milan DelVecchio, Los Angeles, CA                                      Patricia Rubio, San Francisco, CA      

Robin Deneven, San Francisco, CA                                      Lynne Russo, Los Angeles, CA

Todd Dunning, Belmont, CA                                                  Ami Sanghvi, Valencia, CA

Nika Dolia, Gainesville, VA                                                    Darcy J Sears, Larkspur, CA

Charles Edwards / Zofia Kostyrko-Edwards, Altadena, CA

Katherine Filice, Gilroy CA                                                     Sadhana Sharma, Agoura Hills, CA

Nikolas Soren Goodich, San Francisco, CA                        Sam Silberstein, Los Angeles, CA

Abhisar Gupta, Vancouver, WA                                            Debbi Singer, Venice, CA

Glynn Galloway, Las Vegas, NV                                            Mark Wagner, Los Angeles, CA                                 

Joshua Hogan, Pittsburgh, PA                                               Xan Blood Walker, Emeryville, CA    
Phillip Hua, San Francisco, CA

Tang-Wei Hsu, Chino Hills, CA                                               Kurtis Wells, Walnut, CA

Bree Zay, Goodlettsville, TN


In addition to the committee-selected artists presenting their work this year, stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles will present curated rooms from six beloved Los Angeles and regional art non-profit partners including The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Launch LA the Los Angeles Art Association, The Los Angeles Center of Photography, Art Share LA and Venice Arts. 

stARTup will also present an onsite installation and panel discussion program curated by Swedish-born, American-based curator Josefin Lundhal who remarks,  “I wanted our programming to offer each visitor an opportunity to not only connect with our fantastic artists in the hotel rooms, but also in the spaces between.” On opening night Elizabeth Yochim, a multimedia performance artist, dancer, filmmaker and art historian, will launch the fair with her performance Angelbird, story of a woman who transforms into a bird. The narrative of Angelbird will unfold all over different parts of the fair and throughout the evening.  In the entrance and throughout the public spaces of the fair, Patricia Rubio will be showing a collection of brand new sculptures titled BLURPS. Both suspended shapes and freestanding totems, these sculptures bring her signature abstracted shapes to life, and reference language via the 21st-century word “blurb” meaning a quick, dashed off summary. In conversation, stARTup will host artist  Miles Regis. The Trinidad-born artists invite listeners to his subject matters which fluctuates from human emotion to stories of freedom, love, loss, activism and survival.
Click here to see the full schedule of programs. 

About stARTup Art Fair
stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art fair in an intimate, boutique hotel setting and gives independent artists direct access and broad exposure to art world professionals and the art loving public fostering new relationships and exciting opportunities in engaging environments across the country.  In today’s market where gallery walls are being replaced by online platforms and immediate access, consumers are experiencing artwork unfiltered and direct from the artists. More and more artists report building a thriving client base and professional success by their own means. stARTup Art Fair is forward thinking–mirroring this shift in the art market by creating direct access between consumer and artist without sacrificing quality. Each fair assembles a panel of curators, gallerists and professional artists to select our exhibiting artists, ensuring a thoughtful and dynamic group of exhibitors that will inspire our attendees. 

Fair Hours and Special Events

Friday, February 14
First Look: 6-7 pm 
Opening Night Party: 7 – 10 pm  **Open to the Public**

Saturday, February 15
Noon – 9 pm

Sunday, February 16
Noon – 7 pm

February 14 – February 16,  2020 | The Kinney Venice Beach
737 W Washington Blvd, Venice

About Pacifica Hotels
Pacifica Hotels was formed in January of 1993 to consolidate the hospitality operations of Invest West Financial Corporation, which has been involved in the acquisition, development, refurbishing and operating of quality hotel properties and other commercial real estate properties for almost 30 years. Today, Pacifica Hotels is the largest owner and operator of boutique hotels on the Pacific coast. Pacifica’s 34 independent and flag properties in key California cities from San Diego to San Francisco, as well as Hawaii and Florida, feature outstanding locations, AAA 3-diamond ratings, upgraded amenities and high standards of guest service. For complete hotel descriptions and reservations, visit

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