The Los Angeles Antiques, Art + Design Show, with its opening night charity benefactor, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Announces 2013 Event Dates, Media Sponsors, Honorees, and its New Venue.
LOS ANGELES – The 18th annual Los Angeles Antiques, Art + Design Show (LAAADS) returns this year from October 9 – 13, 2013 and will serve as the first weekend-long event at the new 3Labs Studio in the Hayden Tract neighborhood, part of the arts district of Culver City. 3Labs will provide the show with over 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities and is centrally located on the west side just south of the 10 Freeway. “The new location will be a huge asset to the show,” explains LAAADS Co-chair Bianca Chen. “Not only is it conveniently located for our patrons, but it is a great architectural backdrop for the dealers who showcase some of the finest antiques, design objects and fine art from around the world.”
LACMA’s Decorative Arts and Design Council will return as the beneficiary of the Opening Night party held on October 9. The mission of this museum support group is to raise funds for the Decorative Arts and Design Department so that significant works of art can be acquired for LACMA’s permanent collection. As part of the opening celebration, the Decorative Arts and Design Council will honor famed husband and wife team Annie Kelly and Tim Street-Porter as the recipients of LACMA’s prestigious Design Leadership Award. The pair have long been recognized as innovators in the industry, Street-Porter for his iconic architectural and design photography and Kelly as a celebrated interior decorator, design author and critic. Beyond their individual portfolios, which for Tim include Doris Duke’s Shangri La: A House in Paradise and L.A. Modern, the famed couple has collaborated on numerous published titles including Casa Mexicana Style, Casa San Miguel, and their acclaimed Rooms to Inspire series for Rizzoli. Past recipients of the Design Leadership Award have been world-renowned antiquarian Joel Chen and legendary designer and entrepreneur Rose Tarlow.
Also new to the 2013 show is an exclusive national media partnership with the Hearst Design Group – consisting of Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Veranda magazines. The partnership will incorporate unique programming and design industry integration into the three-day event recognized by BizBash as one of the top ten art and design events on the West coast. “The importance of the design and art being created in and around Los Angeles cannot be overstated. Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Veranda find inspiration and new talent here every month,” explains Newell Turner, Editor-in-Chief of the Hearst Design Group.
“Southern California has always inspired dreams of the good life, but its thriving home furnishings industry may be America’s best kept secret. It’s truly in our readers’ best interest for the Hearst Design Group titles to play a role in this very influential show, LAAADS, and the prestigious association with LACMA,” continues Hearst Design Group SVP and publishing director Kate Kelly Smith. The Los Angeles Antiques, Art + Design Show is also excited to welcome Donghia as a sponsor at this year’s event, which will showcase over 50 national and international exhibitors. Items showcased will be inclusive of traditional categories of antique decorative and fine arts, in addition to contemporary art and design and additional programming devoted to design, the arts, and philanthropy. Returning premier sponsor 1stdibs will again host its annual Design LA lecture and reception on Friday, October 11th.
The highly-anticipated annual design event is presented by the Antiques Dealers Association of California (ADAC) and is managed by Dolphin Promotions. For additional show information, please visit