The VIP Opening Night Premiere Party For America’s Most Comprehensive International Art Fair Brings Together Collectors, Artists, Celebrities and Art Patrons In Support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital



Thursday, July 29, 2021

VIP Red Card Special Collector’s Preview 6pm – 7pm


Opening Night Premiere 7pm – 11pm


1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015

The 25th Annual LA Art Show is proud to announce that singer/songwriter and actor Rita Ora will be the official host of the 2021 Opening Night Premiere Gala being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday July 29  from 6 – 11 pm.  In addition to her chart-topping hits, Ora is known for her work in both television and film, as well as for her role as a UNICEF Ambassador.  With her love of fashion, art and culture, Ora is a perfect example of the next generation of collectors and a great representative for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital ® and the LA Art Show.


Confirmed Celebrity & Artist Attendees

Rita Ora, Patton Oswalt & Meredith Salenger, Tig Notaro, Andrew Howard (Watchmen, Perry Mason), Carter Jenkins (Famous in Love), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey,  Bohemian Rhapsody), Christina Ochoa (Animal Kingdom), Dominic Sherwood (Shadowhunters, Penny Dreadful:  City of Angels), Lauren Sivan (Fox), Aldis Hodge (One Night in Miami, CIty on a Hill), Richa Moorjani (Never Have I Ever), Jessica Szohr (The Orville, Gossip Girl), Shannon Dang (Kung Fu), Britney Palmer (UFC), Lady Pheonix (Crypto Art Leader), Mashonda (Singer and Curator), Giselle Bailey (Director “The Legend of the Underground”), Gregory Siff (Artist), Donny Savage (Influencer), Karlee Perez (Actress), Jalyn Hall (Actor), Fabian Perez (Artist), Davi Santos (Brazillian Actor), Grey DeLisle-Griffin (Actress), Kassandra Voyagis (Velvet Buzzsaw and Director of the LA Art Show), Scott Diament (President of LA Art Show)  and more


Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the sixth year in a row. Thanks to generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their children live. All proceeds from the sale of Patron and Vanguard tickets and 15 percent of sales of Friend tickets will go directly to the charity. All attendees of the Opening Night Premiere party are supporting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children. ®

In addition to food, beverages, live music and art, gala attendees will be given a special sneak peek of the LA Art Show’s 200,000 square foot of programming featuring more than 70 galleries from 18 countries. They will have first dibs to explore DIVERSEartLA, a celebration of pride in LA’s cultural diversity with a special focus this year on women and non-binary artists. The LAAS will also feature new technologies in art, making it the first live art fair to  join the NFT conversation. This foray into digital space promises to be quite the experience, with carefully crafted curated work from some of the most interesting female artists with sales available right there on the show floor.


Opening Night Event Schedule


6pm – 10pm | Luis Cobello (PILAR) Yolando Leal and Maria Veronica San Martin Roaming Performance


6pm – 7pm & 7:30 – 9pm | Un/Seen (An immersive holographic, physical and animated work) Performed by Tiffany Trenda

The LA Art Show returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 30 – Aug. 1. As the city’s (and west coast’s) largest art fair, and one of the most diversely programmed in the world, the LA Art Show features a comprehensive lineup of exhibitors not only in contemporary and modern art, but also classical and other specialized art scenes that often command their own dedicated shows.

About the LA Art Show

The LA Art Show creates one of the largest international art fairs in the United States providing an exciting,immersive, insider art experience to sponsors, their select guests and VIP clients. The show attracts an elite roster of national and international galleries, acclaimed artists, highly regarded curators, architects, design professionals, along with discerning collectors. This innovative, exceptional cultural environment attracts executives and board members of Southern California businesses, state, county, and municipal government representatives, as well as leaders of the region’s cultural institutions. Attendees are trend setters, influencers and alpha consumers, who seek and demand the newest and the best in all areas of their lives—art, design, food, technology and travel being specific passion points.

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