Frieze Los Angeles Is Moving to a New Location in 2023: the Middle of an Airfield at the Santa Monica Airport

The fair will take place from February 16 to 19.

A rendering of Frieze Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Airport. Courtesy of WHY Architecture.

The 2022 edition of Frieze New York may have just closed, but event organizers are already looking to 2023, when the Los Angeles edition will move to a new location: the Santa Monica Airport.

Slated to run from February 16 to 19, the fair will be held under a central tent designed by WHY Architect’s Kulapat Yantrasast and landscape director Mark Thomann, who also created the tents for earlier editions in Los Angeles.

Located at 3223 Donald Douglas Loop South, the new location is a short 15-minute drive to nearby attractions like the Getty and Hammer museums.

Visitors can expect more than 100 exhibitors at the new venue, plus additional programs and collaborations and (what else?) an online viewing rom.

“Frieze Los Angeles’s new home offers us so much,” said Frieze’s director of Americas, Christine Messineo. “The scale of the site allows for ambitious activations and collaborations with artists, galleries, and non-profits.”

Responding to complaints last year that there were few dining options on site or nearby, Messineo also told the Los Angeles Times that the 2023 edition will “highlight some of what Los Angeles has to offer foodwise.”

This is the third location in as many editions for Frieze Los Angeles, which debuted at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood before moving to a lot adjacent to the Beverly Hills Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard in 2022. The 2021 edition was cancelled due to the pandemic.

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