The City of Beverly Hills will hold the spring Beverly Hills artSHOW, soon to enter its 45th year, on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show will be in historic Beverly Gardens, at the City’s center, along four park blocks of Santa Monica Boulevard. The Beverly Hills artSHOW is a free event that brings 250 artists from all over Southern California, the Southwest and the rest of the United States. The event has attracted over 40,000 visitors from all over the country and other parts of the world, including Europe, Canada, along with Middle and Far Eastern countries.
The show’s special feature highlights artists whose work evokes that which celebrates the vast spaces of both natural outdoor and thrilling urban vistas.
A few of these featured artists include: Chris Blunkell, a British native, who paints the untrammeled hills of Palm Springs and Coachella Valley with acrylic and charcoal. Oil painter Patrick Dennis of Cambria, who renders a sublimely infinite connection between the sea and land of the central California coast, and Carol Steinberg, a California artist displays an intense, personal version of Impressionism in her Yosemite Park series. Acrylic painter Donald Archer pulls apart and throws together views from California highways, as though a technicolor earthquake had just left its mark.
Other artists, less influenced by California nature, and more by contemporary spaces, include underwater photographer Mallory Morrison, Karchi Perlmann, creator of an exuberant multi-exposure series called
Discombobulated, Ivano Stocco, mixed media painter of Los Angeles’ long alleys and streets, and Marshall Vanderhoof, photographer of dramatic Southern California cityscapes.
All 250 participating artists will exhibit and sell their work, giving attendees a special opportunity to acquire limited editions and newly released pieces. In addition to fine art and specially featured work, guests can enjoy live ambient music, children and family art projects, popular food fare and food trucks, a Wine & Dine Garden, and a Beer & Small Bites Garden at this free, fun event. As always, a few demonstrating artists will show the public how art gets done! Convenient, inexpensive parking is located directly across from the show grounds.
The 2018 artSHOW sponsors and media partners include: Lincoln, Engel & Volkers, Kevita, Blank Espresso, the LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Art Association, Fabrik Magazine, LA Art Party, Yelp, and the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitor’s Bureau. Food and Beverage support come from Premiere Events, Stella Artois, and Hint Water. The show’s charitable partner is Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and its sister organization, Healing Art with Kids.
For general information about the May 2018 Beverly Hills artSHOW, visit www.beverlyhills.org/artshow or call (310) 285-6830. For media inquiries, contact Dana Beesen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 285-2530.
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