LA Art Show Opening Night 2014 At The Los Angeles Convention Center
The 19th Annual LA Art Show kicked-off with a star-studded benefit for the Sister Cities of Los Angeles, and their program Bordeaux-Los Angeles A 50 Year Partnership.
The event, which attracted a crowd of 7,000 collectors, celebrities, royalty, and political officials, featured an exclusive tasting of world-renowned Grand Crus wines from Bordeaux, alongside California-Latino inspired samplers by chef of note, John Sedlar of Rivera Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles. DJs Mia Dangerfield, Lush Bunny (Ryan Jesena), and Marques Wyatt – Deep-LA spun throughout the evening.
In addition to 2014 Art Ambassador, Cheech Marin, the evening hosted numerous high-profile celebrities, royalty and political officials. 2014 celebrity attendees include: Barbra Streisand, James Brolin, Loni Anderson, Shepard Fairey, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Lily Collins (Mortal Instruments) Michelle Monaghan (True Detective), Debra Wilson (MADtv), Princess Anita Theodora of Orange-Nassau, Gabrielle, Duchess of Schoeneberg, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Kevan Hall (fashion designer), Hill Harper (Cover Affairs), Robert LaSardo (CSI:Miami), Domingo Zapata (artist), Bria Murphy, Willem van Gogh (grand-nephew of Vincent van Gogh), James DuMont (Treme), Alex Lombard (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Sue Wong (fashion designer), Abdulla Ali Saboosi (Consul General for the U.A.E.), Michael Peer (Opera Singer), Rebecca Reaney (Tarzan 3D), Toni Garrn (model), Terence Bernie Hines (Secret Life of Walter Mitty) and more.
Numerous LA-based businesses, including Angel City Brewery, Beso, Ca Del Sole, Calavera Tequila, Chaya Downtown, Chivas Regal, Deep Eddy Vodka, Diabolo Beverages, Evian, Hama Sushi, John and Pete’s Fine Wine and Spirits, Magnolia Bakery, Maria’s Italian Kitchen, Rasta Tacos, Rivera, Sinners and Saints Desserts, Sweet Tart Beverage Company, and Trattoria Neapolis, served a wide assortment of tapas-style food and beverages to the confluence of more than 7,000 art patrons who attended the Opening Night Premiere Party.
The LA Art Show takes place from January 15 – 19, 2014 concurrently with the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall 1201 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015. For additional information about the LA Art Show, please visit www.laartshow.com. General admission to the Los Angeles Art Show is $20. To learn more about The Sister Cities of Los Angeles, pleas visit http://www.sistercitiesofla.