Frieze Los Angeles 2023
February 16 – 19, 2023
Santa Monica is honored to host this year’s Frieze Los Angeles at Santa Monica Airport. Join for this global arts fair — set to be the largest ever in Los Angeles — where more than 120 galleries from over 22 countries across the world will be on display. Spark creativity, mingle with world-class artists and explore a little bit of Santa Monica’s greater arts & culture scene under the warm, SoCal sun.
Frieze L.A. Event Information
The fair takes place from February 16-19, 2023. The invitation-only preview day will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023. The fair will be open to the public from February 17-19, 2023.
Frieze Week: Saturday February 13 – Sunday February 19, 2023
Frieze Fair: Thursday February 16 – Sunday February 19, 2023
Frieze Preview: Thursday + Friday February 16-17th
Frieze Open to Public: Friday February 17 from 1pm, Saturday + Sunday February 18-19th
Frieze Los Angeles will take place at Santa Monica Airport plus the Barker Hangar. The fair is located in the Southeast corner of the airfield.
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Thursday Preview, February 16 (invitation only): 10am – 7pm
Friday Preview, February 17: 11am – 8pm
Saturday, February 18: 11am – 7pm
Sunday, February 19: 11am – 6pm
Please check your ticket or pass for your entry time.
Early bird tickets are now sold out. Limited full-price tickets are selling fast – buy yours now. Explore Frieze Memberships to access the fair with special perks. Choose the right fit for you: from VIP access to guided tours, exclusive discounts and more.
Frieze L.A. Lodging
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Frieze Business Specials
Your Santa Monica getaway awaits! Stay three nights or more and save up to 18% off your entire stay. Offer available February 10 – 21.
Enjoy $10 off daily room charge when you mention Frieze in your guest comments during booking. Reservations must be book directly through the hotel’s website. Updated confirmation reflecting the discount will be sent to all Frieze bookings. Offer available February 15 – 20.
Experience the Santa Monica Beach with rates from $210/night, including waived destination fee and discounted parking with the Coastal Escape offer, available February 10 – 19.
Enjoy the best of Santa Monica, carefree. Receive 18% discount off your entire stay of three nights or more. Offer valid February 10 – 21.
Frieze attendees can get 10% off their reservation when booking here. Offer extends from February 13 – 20.
Stay at The Pierside Hotel and receive 15% off Best Available Rate (inclusive of VAT) for Frieze attendees. Valid February 10 – 19.
Restaurant & Retail Offers
Enjoy 10% off Buena Vida Tea Bar & Garden High Tea Service with code Frieze. Includes English Shortbread, scones, tea sandwiches, quiche, sweets and pot of tea. $30 original price. Valid February 16 – 19.
Stop by one of Santa Monica’s Most Loved Businesses and receive 20% off your total purchase February 14 – 18.
Receive complimentary delivery to Santa Monica Airport on all seasonal cheese & charcuterie boards and natural wines.
Relax with a complimentary glass of champagne with the purchase of lunch, brunch or dinner. Offer valid February 13 – 19, only for 21+ with valid, government issued ID or passport.
Get 10% off your entire purchase when shopping for your classic SoCal swag February 10 – 24.
Unlock up to $250 in savings from Santa Monica Place’s shops and restaurants, including Cariloha, Elie Tahari, Solstice Sunglasses, UNTUCKit and more. Enter the password THANKYOUFORSHOPPING here. Offer valid through April 30.
Show your love for Santa Monica swag and receive 30% off your entire purchase at any of our three Visitor Information Center locations. Available February 1 – 28.
Join us for happy hour at SOCALO with $4 tacos, $5 beer, $8 cocktails and Mexican wines every afternoon and all day Tuesday! Menus include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options for dine-in only February 14 – 19.
Take a moment for yourself with a free starter with $25+ purchase. Offer applicable to dine-in only (excludes tax, tip and alcohol). Available February 15 – 20.
Experiences & Services
Free art consultation. Pregame your Freize and L.A. art experience with in-house art consultants who can help advise on your art collecting goals and Freize Santa Monica and Los Angeles art experiences. Valid February 13 – 23.
Workouts don’t have to be a bore. Sign up for your free first class February 13 – 19.
Inner Light Manual Therapy offers exceptional massage and unique bodywork treatments to suit everyone’s needs. We offer various forms of massage therapy including deep tissue, sports, Swedish and prenatal. We also have a unique form of bodywork called Structural Integration, commonly known as Rolfing. Structural Integration focuses on adhesions of musculo-skeletal tissues that limit dynamic movement and create improper postural positioning. Frieze attendees will receive a 20% discount on all our services February 17 – 19.
Frieze attendees can get 20% off all in studio workshops and canvas. Stop by and create your own inspiration February 10 – 19.
The new Santa Monica Art Museum (SMAM) debuts its first immersive and evolving art experience and exhibition to the public, inviting visitors and artists to see and participate in Los Angeles’s newest art ecosystem with Looking West, on view now and upcoming throughout Frieze Los Angeles. During Frieze week, SMAM is providing related ongoing digital art programming, activations, discussion panels as well as a party celebration opening catered by 1212 Restaurant on February 18. Learn more.
Get a taste of SoCal vibes with $5 off your first beach volleyball class. Classes available for adults ages 19 and over for all levels. Offer valid until February 26.
Sun-kissed, golden beaches are here to welcome you to sunny Santa Monica. Book your beach picnic during Frieze Week and get a free beach game! Valid February 13 – 19.
Take in Santa Monica’s arts & culture scene with two-for-one tickets to the critically-acclaimed, family-friendly Rudie-DeCarlo Family Theatre musical “SNOWHITE” – Saturday, February 18 at 2 p.m. or Sunday, February 19 at 12:30 p.m.
Explore Santa Monica artistry throughout Frieze Week, with performances by Ranu Mukherjee at 18th Street’s Propeller Gallery between February 16-19, an exterior Glider Wall vinyl mural featuring Kenneth Tam and curated by January Parkos Arnall at Airport Hangar, and impact videos and artwork on display at 18th Street’s Kitchen Lab. Frieze VIPs are also invited to a Studio Visit with Suzanne Lacy at 18th Street’s Olympic Campus and an Exhibition tour with artist Ranu Mukherjee at the Airport Gallery (spaces are limited).
Photographic Arts Council Los Angeles is pleased to present its inaugural photography fair, Photo Forward Los Angeles, taking place on Saturday, February 18, through Sunday, February 19, 2023 in Santa Monica. This free art fair will feature both vintage and contemporary works, offering an expansive exhibition of photography, books, and ephemera, presented by exhibitors established in their field.
The Santa Monica Pier Merry-Go-Round will be getting a temporary artistic makeover. In 1955, Los Angeles curator Walter Hopps presented “Action” on the carousel by wrapping it in fabric and covering it with paintings by Sonia Gechtoff, Craig Kauffman, Jay DeFeo and Richard Diebenkorn. His work also incorporated sounds of jazz and John Cage. In an homage to Hopps, Jonathan Hepfer, artistic director of Monday Evening Concerts, will devis a music program at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. The program will bring together notable visual artists and musicians to perform Cage’s “Speech.”
On February 18 from 5 – 8 p.m., over 20+ galleries and cultural venues at Bergamot Station Arts Center will open their doors for an evening of gallery receptions, curator-led walk throughs, live performances, and farm-to-table food and refreshments from Le Great Outdoor and cocktails at Early Birdie G’s Happy Hour. Immerse yourself in our culturally rich event and enjoy expertly curated exhibitions with opening receptions at Richard Heller Gallery, William Turner Gallery, Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery, CoproGallery, BG Gallery, and Craig Krull Gallery, insightful artist talks at Galerie XII and a live performance by transgender artist Pilar at our non-profit arts center, Building Bridges Art Exchange. Additional programming includes artist and curator walkthroughs at Lois Lambert Gallery, Speedy Gallery and live comedy shows at LA Time’s recommended comedy club, The Crow.
All weekend long, over 20 galleries and cultural venues will be open to the public with plentiful free parking in the large lot at 2525 Michigan Avenue. Or take the Metro right to our front doors! Learn more.
Join Santa Monica Art Museum throughout Frieze Week and enjoy a variety of exhibitions and programming. Their inaugural exhibition Looking West is on view, which includes artist showcases from bitforms gallery and SuperRare, alongside curated virtual reality exhibitions from Vortic and GAZELL.iO. On Friday, February 17, and Saturday, February 18, attend multiple panel discussions, events, and an opening reception and afterparty to celebrate the opening of the museum. Learn more.
Check back often! Specials will be added until the end of Frieze Los Angeles 2023.
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