The city’s largest public art event features nearly 250 artists
The Beverly Hills Art Show invites art lovers to visit the May 2012 art show, Local Los Angeles area artists, along with artists from the southwest and other regions of the United States will descend upon four blocks of Beverly Gardens, in the center of Beverly Hills, creating one of the year’s busiest weekends for the Beverly Hills business district and surrounding community. Residents walk down from their stately homes and patrons fly in from around the country, filling hotels and restaurants as they settle in for the weekend’s primary event: a showcase of paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, ceramic and glass work. Art genres range from traditional Southern California plein-air painting to contemporary depictions of Los Angeles on the edge, artwork which stands cheek-to-jowl with booths of fine functional art. One show rule is that the artists must be present to talk to patrons, permitting lively interaction between guests and artists.
The shows also feature entertaining programs including: live art demonstrations, live musical entertainment, food trucks, children’s art stations, and for the adults, wine and fine beer gardens.
Sponsors for the May 2012 show will again include Lincoln. Lincoln has generously offered Art Show guests the opportunity to experience the luxury of Lincoln and to help HARK (Healing Arts for Kids), of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, at the same time. All art show guests can test drive a Lincoln vehicle of their choice at the event, and Lincoln will donate $10 to the Children’s Hospital/HARK, as well as provide each test driver with a $15 gift card to the show’s Wine and Dine Garden!
The Beverly Hills Art Show is produced by the City of Beverly Hills. The Spring Beverly Hills Art Show will take place Saturday, May 19 to Sunday, May 20, 2012. General Show hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The events will take place at the historic Beverly Gardens and admission to both events is free. Beverly Gardens is located along Santa Monica Blvd, from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive. Parking is available and inexpensive in many City parking structures – http://bit.ly/bhartshowpkg – located just south of Santa Monica Boulevard. For more information, please visit www.beverlyhills.org/artshow.
The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, along with its all-volunteer program HARK, comprise the Art Show’s charitable partner.
Our media partners include KPCC, the listener-supported radio station broadcasting throughout Southern California, along with the Los Angeles Weekly and arts magazines Fabrik Magazine, Blue Canvas, and Artweek LA.