Major International Art Fair, Frieze Los Angeles, to Move to Santa Monica in 2023

June 1, 2022 2:00 PM

The City of Santa Monica is pleased to welcome Frieze Los Angeles to the Santa Monica Airport Open Space Lot for its 2023 edition. The Airport has a rich history and is home to over 60 artist studios and a number of creative venues. Over four days, Frieze Los Angeles 2023 will host a multitude of the world’s leading galleries and feature the fair’s much-celebrated section, Focus LA, which is devoted to younger local galleries.

“We are thrilled to be bringing such a venerated art fair to our community and welcome the benefits it will provide to Santa Monica. We look forward to working with Frieze to connect the event to local artists and arts organizations, and to continue to leverage opportunities to expand the arts at both the Santa Monica Airport and beyond. We are proud to be a city that supports arts and culture,” said Cultural Affairs Manager Shannon Daut.

The fair will take place over multiple sites across the Airport, including a signature Frieze bespoke tent, built from the ground up and designed by Kulapat Yantrasast’s WHY studios. Additional activations in the surrounding area will include Frieze Projects, other partner activations, and food offerings.

Christine Messineo, Director of Americas for Frieze, added, “Frieze Los Angeles’ new home offers us so much – the scale of the site allows for ambitious activations and collaborations with artists, galleries, and non-profits.  As a major destination, the fair will extend its reach across the city and celebrate the creative communities of Los Angeles.”

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