Summer is a great time to go out and enjoy art. So many towns and cities, big and small, host art events.
Many of these events are free. I found an art show starting on the 29th that goes until August 8th that I really wish I could attend.
Sadly, I can’t. So my hope is that one of our Her Blaze supporters will go and share their experience with us.
The LA Art Show is the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America and is about to kick-off its 25th anniversary. This art show has served as the push behind the city’s rise as an arts capital.
This year, the organizers are hoping to create a sense of normalcy given the disarray we are currently living in.
What makes this year an important one is DIVERSEartLA, curated by Marisa Caichiolo, which focuses on the presence, contributions, research and documentation of women and non-binary artists at the forefront of work at the intersection of art, science and technology represented by guests Museums and Institutions.
I love the focus on women and non-binary artists. As non-binary musician, Demi Lovato said, “share your story with someone. You never know how one sentence of your life story could inspire someone to rewrite their own.”
That’s what art is, a really elaborate and thorough way to tell or write your story.
This upcoming art show is super relevant today. It was just this past week that 13 Reasons Why star, Tommy Dorfman came out as a transgender female.
She reports that her pronouns are she/her and she will keep her name, which according to Yahoo, was in honor of the star’s uncle who tragically passed away right after her birth.
There are so many more non-binary artists that we don’t even know about. The idea that this art show is focusing on them makes it worth attending.
As Amandla Stenberg said, “show people who follow what I’m doing that you don’t really have to conform to those constructs in order to be valid or be worth something.”
That is exactly what this art show is doing for non-binary artists!
The detail is jaw dropping.
According to their website, “ LA Art Show is the unparalleled international art experience with over 80 galleries, museums, and non-profit arts organizations from around the world exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photography, design, video and performance.”
So, this blog isn’t a challenge blog, but rather, a blog encouraging you to get out and support art any way you can.
We do hope that you will share your experience and pictures with us.
We want to enjoy this amazing art show through your eyes and experiences since we can’t attend it ourselves.
Comment below and let us know if you plan on going! Don’t stop there.
Send us a picture of your favorite artist or exhibit. Let’s spread the word on all the great art you find along the way.