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SEE: ForYourArt wants to help you see the most art L.A. has to offer. And while some people really want to dive in and see every opening they possibly can, others only have time to enrich their lives event by event. However you want to connect with art, we can help with that. ForYourArt bridges the spectrum of the art-viewing experience from casual spectator to engaged observer, filling you in on weekly openings, insider events and must-see/must-do experiences. Here are a few ways you can use the site to maximize your art viewing from the gallery to the web.
The weekly e-publication, PLAN ForYourArt, has become the L.A. artworld’s go-to event planner. Curating the best of what’s on offer each week, PLAN ForYourArt provides a succinct insider’s perspective on amazing talks, lectures, performances, gallery and museum openings and, basically,everything you’ll want to be at for the week ahead. Each event is briefly described so you’ll have an idea of what you’re getting yourself into before you go. Although PLAN ForYourArt is published online every Thursday, PLAN can also come straight to your email as a newsletter, easily keeping you up-to-date each week. Subscribe here.
We love Facebook. It’s an easy way for us to let you know about everything being posted on the FYA website along with additional info about cool activities, curator walkthroughs, photo albums from events as well as regular reminders about what’s happening around town.
Follow ForYourArt as we regularly live tweet from some of the best parties, openings and lectures around L.A. Scope out the pics and quotes we post directly from the events. It’s a great way to stay up-to-the-minute on what’s happening in the artworld in L.A. and abroad.
Also see How To Collect ForYourArt.
LEARN: Learning about art encompasses a lot. We know. But we’ve amassed a variety of resources to demystify it as much as possible. We talk to artists and curators, keep you up-to-date with Twitter sources and send along interesting articles, books, and thoughtful pieces of advice.
“How to Survive the Contemporary Art World” by A. Moret is just one example of the many articles and books that we highlight on ForYourArt. Be on the lookout for our Resource tag, which enables you to search the site for other useful material.
We all know Follow Friday (#ff) on Twitter. It’s an amazing way to find out about great Twitter handles. FYA has taken this as inspiration for our continuing feature that points you toward the best of the Twitosphere from great art news sources to the most engaging museums. FYA has also created lists on Twitter for easy navigation of museums, galleries, and worthwhile sources.
We’re culling all the must-know, must-go venues, galleries and artist-filled bars and restaurantsaround town. It’s the perfect way to help plan an art-focused outing from seeing an exhibition tograbbing nearby dinner and drinks afterward. The Directory FYA is launching in January 2012.
Also see How To See ForYourArt.
COLLECT: Whether you’re a first-time buyer or ready for an art advisor, ForYourArt wants to help you intelligently navigate the art-buying landscape. From collecting limited editions to talking to collectors about purchasing their first piece, we’ve got the inside track to help you build your collection.
FYA sits down with some of our favorite art advisors to pick their brains about the collecting process, figuring out when you’re ready for a consultant to help you build your collection, and what to do when you’re just starting out.
We talk to curators, collectors, gallerists, and artists about the nitty gritty behind buying, making, and living with art.
Galleries aren’t the only places to buy great art. We simplify the online art world with ourongoing series highlighting great websites that sell editions from in-demand contemporary artists.
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SUPPORT: ForYourArt is a platform for patronage for strengthening the arts, introducing you to projects you can sponsor, groups you can join, as well as benefit editions you can purchase to help fund local nonprofits while also building your collection.
Projects That Need You
In this series, we highlight local and web-based projects that need funding. Your contribution to these worthy causes is invaluable and is an easy way to begin your foray into arts patronage.
Join Membership Groups
Check out our Directory FYA (coming in January 2012) for L.A.-based groups that help raise money for projects and nonprofits. There’s something for everyone, literally. From LACMA’s Prints and Drawing Council to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles Young Literati, you’ll be able to support a cause you’re passionate about. Not to mention get some great perks like private exhibition walkthroughs or intimate studio visits with artists.
Check out our picks for great benefit editions supporting L.A.-based arts nonprofits. Artists like Catherine Opie, John Baldessari, Ed Moses, Andrea Bowers, and Mark Bradford are some of the bignames who have contributed their work to help fund local organizations like LA><ART, Machine Project, and Watts House Project. Our guides, which are broken down by price, help make searching the archiveeasy.
FYA is Proud to Support
ForYourArt also sponsors various public art projects around Los Angeles. We are delighted tobe able to be involved with some of the city’s most engaging artists and art spaces. Please take the timeto check out these worthwhile endeavors.
Also see How To Learn ForYourArt.