4 Los Angeles Art Shows this January

LA Art Show
Meeson Pae Yang, Untitled, at L.A. Art Show 2016.

From modern art and emerging artists to world class photography and more, January ushers in a celebration of art in Los Angeles. Check out the Los Angeles art shows to hit in our roundup.

Photo L.A.
Jan. 21-24. Galleries, museums, universities, nonprofit organizations from around the world showcase their best works, from 19th Century masterpieces to contemporary, cutting-edge photography-based work. The honoree for this year’s event is Los Angeles artist James Welling, and the exposition will include an installation celebrating his distinguished career and groundbreaking work. Also expect programming, including roundtable discussions, educational workshops, docent tours, and curated installations that foster an ongoing dialogue about the changing landscape of photography and its role in the art world at large. Opening gala, Jan. 21 $80/advance, $100/door. General admission $20/advance, $25/door; 3-day pass $35/online, $40/door; programs ticketed separately. The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, downtown. photola.com

L.A. Art Show & Los Angeles Fine Art Show
Jan. 27-31. New for 2016, the annual L.A. Art Show is showcasing only modern and contemporary art. More than 120 galleries feature art from 22 countries. In West Hall B, the Fine Art Show exhibits historic and traditional contemporary art. L.A. Art Show and Fine Art Show: opening-night premiere party Jan. 27 8-11 pm; Jan. 28-30 11 am-7 pm; Jan. 31 11 am-5 pm. One-day pass $20; four-day pass $40. West Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 561.822.5440. laartshow.com, losangelesfineartshow.com

Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Jan. 28-31. Contemporary art fair presents international blue-chip and emerging galleries, with a focus on L.A. galleries. A programming series features artist talks, panel discussions and film screenings. Opening-night reception Jan. 28 7-9 pm; Jan. 29-30 11 am-7 pm; Jan. 31 11 am-6 pm. See website for schedule and tickets. Parking $10, cash only. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 323.851.7530. artlosangelesfair.com

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