GALLERY WEEKEND LOS ANGELES features over 70 local galleries and art spaces drawn from both GA(LA)’s membership as well as non-profit art spaces, alternative art spaces, and museums. The first event of an ongoing initiative, this Gallery Weekend is focused on making art accessible for both residents and visitors, and underscores the importance of viewing art in person once again.
The first iteration of Gallery Weekend Los Angeles intends to be the inaugural edition of an annual summer moment to make art more accessible while celebrating the experience of viewing art in-person once again. Through Gallery Map Los Angeles, a breadth of self-guided options will be available, allowing visitors to create their own itineraries and viewing preferences.
Gallery Weekend Los Angeles is sponsored by Snap Inc., which has a long history of partnering with museums and artists to illustrate the magic of how the digital and physical worlds can come together through augmented reality. Recently, Snap and LACMA launched LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives, an initiative that brings together local artists and technologists to create virtual monuments exploring history and representation across Los Angeles. Gallery Weekend Los Angeles attendees can find the five augmented reality monuments located across the city on the event’s interactive map, letting attendees easily find and experience works from Monumental Perspectives.
GA(LA) is a coalition of over 80 Los Angeles galleries that have joined together during the COVID-19 pandemic to create and promote engagement with the local and international art audience. Together, they support GALLERYPLATFORM.LA, and are the organizers of Gallery Weekend Los Angeles.
GA(LA) is grateful to East West Bank for its sponsorship of the Artist Visits on GALLERYPLATFORM.LA