The Other Art Fair Presented by Saatchi Art Announces its West Coast Debut


The U.K.’s Leading Art Fair for Emerging Artists is headed to Los Angeles in Spring 2018 following the success of its New York editions

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art (“TOAF” or the “Fair”), the U.K.’s leading art fair for discovering emerging artists, today announced it will expand west, with its next U.S. fair location coming to Los Angeles March 15-18, 2018. This marks The Other Art Fair’s first west coast edition.

Following its early success in the U.S. market with the inaugural Brooklyn fair in June 2017, TOAF’s new west coast fair will be held at The Majestic, a historic landmark building located in downtown Los Angeles, and will feature over 100 top emerging artists from some of Southern California’s most promising new talent as well as artists from around the world. Los Angeles’ dedication to the arts and a recent boom in artists migrating to the city make it a desirable destination for the Fair’s next U.S. edition.

“Los Angeles has one of the world’s most thriving arts scenes, so it is a logical choice to be the second U.S. city to host The Other Art Fair. L.A. has a distinct passion and attitude, and the city’s commitment to supporting arts and culture is inspiring,” said Ryan Stanier, founder of The Other Art Fair. “Los Angeles’ art scene is growing at an incredible rate and is the ideal place to launch the 23rd edition of The Other Art Fair.”

The artists featured in each edition of The Other Art Fair are chosen by a committee of influential art experts and tastemakers to ensure fair attendees are given access to a promising and talented roster of emerging artists. The selection committee will be led by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator of Saatchi Art, with additional members to be announced later this year.

"With its headquarters in Los Angeles, Saatchi Art has a deep connection with the artistic community here and we are thrilled to be launching the fair in such a vibrant, international art hub. The city is home to many outstanding artists, from California and all over the world, and we are looking forward to giving them the opportunity to show their work at one of the most exciting art fairs for emerging artists,” said Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator of Saatchi Art.

Unlike traditional art fairs that cater to galleries, TOAF buyers are given unparalleled direct access to artists, and the Fair pairs emerging art with experiential programming, appealing to first-time art buyers and seasoned collectors alike.

To learn more about The Other Art Fair, visit Purchase tickets for TOAF Los Angeles at

Artist Submission Deadline: LA
Monday, November 27, 2017

Opening Night:
Thursday, March 15, 2018

General Entry:
March 16 -18, 2018

About The Other Art Fair
The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, the leading artist fair for discovering emerging artists, provides a platform for artists to present and sell their work directly to art buyers. Using a selection committee of art experts and a guest curator, each fair presents more than 100 artists and their work, enabling both collectors and first-time buyers to purchase directly from emerging artists. Over six years, The Other Art Fair has hosted 20 fairs working with over 1,000 artists from more than 20 countries. Unlike “other” fairs, The Other Art Fair creates an accessible and open fair designed for visitors to enjoy an interactive and immersive experience while also directly interacting with the presenting artists.

About Saatchi Art
Saatchi Art features the world’s largest selection of original art and helps people all over the world find art and artists they love. The online art gallery offers more than 500,000 original unique paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by over 60,000 emerging artists from over 100 countries. Saatchi Art is redefining the experience of buying and selling art by providing art lovers with free art advisory services and an expertly curated selection of art, while giving artists a convenient and welcoming environment in which to exhibit and sell their work. To discover the world of Saatchi Art, please visit Saatchi Online, Inc., which operates Saatchi Art, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leaf Group Ltd. (NYSE:LFGR).

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