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The Pearl’s Cultural Agenda: LA’s Top Exhibitions & Art Shows

Great news for art lovers! This month marks the opening of some of LA’s most acclaimed art shows and exhibitions, including LA Art Show, Felix Art Fair, and Frieze Los Angeles. If you’re looking for an unforgettable immersive adventure, don’t miss Luna Luna: Forgotten Fantasy, a recreation of the world’s first art amusement park with rides, games, and attractions by visionary artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and David Hockney. And if you want to add some art appreciation to your fitness routine, Discover Los Angeles has mapped out a lively walking tour of Bunker Hill public art. Whether you’re considering some new art for your home, or just want to soak up the cultural vibe, you’ll find plenty of inspiration near The Pearl.

 

LA Art Show near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

LA Art Show LA Convention Center 1201 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

 

Feb 14-18  Hailed as the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America, LA Art Show is an unparalleled experience showcasing over 120 galleries, museums, and non-profit arts organizations from around the world. The event will feature painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photography, design, video, and performance. Programming will include lectures, tours, special exhibits and after-parties, and begins with a benefit opening night premiere party.  All works presented by galleries are available for your purchasing pleasure.

 

Felix Art Fair near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Felix Art Fair The Hollywood Roosevelt 7000 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

Feb 28-Mar 3 Established in 2018, Felix is an art fair created with the intention to foster intimate experiences that prioritize conversation, collaboration, and community. One of the highlights of the 2024 edition is a shoppable installation of Dover Street Market by celebrated artist Oscar Tuazon. Conceived by Rei Kawakubo and Adrian Joffe, Dover Street Market is a place for creators from various fields to gather, encounter and collide with each other in a burgeoning atmosphere of beautiful chaos. 

 

Luna Luna immersive art experience near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Luna Luna: Forgotten Fantasy 1601 E 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90023

 

Thirty-seven years ago, Luna Luna landed in Hamburg, Germany: the world’s first art amusement park with rides, games, and attractions by visionary artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Sonia Delaunay, and David Hockney. By a twist of fate, the park’s treasures were sealed in 44 shipping containers and forgotten in Texas—until now. Housed within a 60,000-square-foot warehouse complex, Luna Luna: Forgotten Fantasy unravels the tale of the most fantastical fairground the world has ever known. The immersive experience invites visitors of all ages to feast their eyes on rides and attractions rescued from the original 1987 park while learning how Luna Luna was created, lost, and reborn through story-driven installations. 

 

Masters of the American West Autry Museum near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Masters of the American West Autry Museum 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

Feb 10-Mar 24 The popular Masters of the American West Exhibition and Art Sale returns to the Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park. With over 60 extraordinary artists, this prestigious exhibition and sale displays paintings, mixed media, and sculptures by nationally recognized artists working within the Western genre. One of the Autry’s biggest annual fundraisers, the Art Sale is February 24. Purchases support not only the artists themselves but the Autry’s diverse cultural and educational offerings and programs.

 

Frieze Los Angeles Art Show near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Frieze Los Angeles Santa Monica Airport 3233 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica, CA 90405

 

Mar 1- Mar 3 Frieze Los Angeles is a leading international art fair that was launched in 2019. Frieze Los Angeles largely focuses on contemporary art and celebrates the exceptionally dynamic culture of Los Angeles and its global contributions to the visual arts. The fair will be held at the Santa Monica Airport and will feature over 95 of today’s most exciting galleries from around the world, an expansive program of ambitious installations, collaborations with nonprofit organizations, and pop-ups from some of Los Angeles’ most beloved restaurants.

 

Bubble World Experience near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Bubble World Experience 1345 N Montebello Blvd. Montebello, CA 90640

 

Following its premiere in Milan, this multi-sensory experience is offering Angelenos an unparalleled adventure into a world of breathtaking, vibrant, and colorful digital images. Discover uniquely-themed rooms with plenty of photo opportunities in ball pits, VR tech, hot air balloon simulators, and illusions. They even have a room with an animatronic machine that makes bubbles!

 


Angeles Robert Vargas public art near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Public Art Walk Through Bunker Hill

 

Once home to romantic Victorian mansions and sycamore trees that overlooked a young Los Angeles, Bunker Hill has been transformed into the cultural heart of the city’s glittering skyline. Architectural masterpieces like Walt Disney Concert Hall, Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Broad Museum are Bunker Hill’s mansions of today. But outside these stunning cultural palaces, the neighboring streets are filled with world class public artworks by acclaimed artists such as Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Vargas, Michael Heizer, and more. No need to buy a ticket or wait in line – Discover Los Angeles has mapped out a walking tour – just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your imagination.

 


Japan House art museum near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Japan House 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

DESIGN MUSEUM JAPAN | Bridging Design and Life, is a new exhibition showcasing internationally renowned Japanese creators from diverse Japanese regions. The six artists come from various areas of design practice, from product design to film and video production, fashion and textile creation, video game design, and architecture. Having investigated the creative aesthetics unique to the diverse regions and localities of Japan, each creator has packed the examples they have gathered from Japan’s prefectures with histories and supporting artifacts.

 

DTLA ArtNight near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

DTLA ArtNight Emerging Artist Gallery 125 W 4th St. #102, Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

March 7 DTLA ArtNight is a cultural gathering and art walk organized monthly on first Thursdays where over 25 galleries debut new exhibitions from their fine arts collections. These collections encompass a wide array of mediums from artists across LA, the U.S., and the world. DTLA ArtNight is also an opportunity for emerging artists to display their art in participating galleries.

 

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Luna Luna

Photo #2: LA Art Show

Photo #3: Felix Art Fair

Photo #4: Luna Luna

Photo #5: The Autry Museum

Photo #6: Frieze Los Angeles

Photo #7: Bubble World Experience 

Photo #8: Chela Simon-Trench / Discover Los Angeles

Photo #9: Japan House

Photo #10: DTLA ArtNight