Artist Evo Love’s installation for the 2011 Fountain Art Fair NY (photo by Linda Chen, via

Los Angelenos and visitors to the West Coast are in for a treat this weekend. Fountain Art Fair rolls into LA for the first time from September 2 to October 3 with an exciting line-up of emerging artists and art spaces.

Fountain Art Fair prides itself on being a little more rough around the edges and accessible than your typical glossy art fair. Founded in 2006 and initially exhibiting in New York and Miami, Foun­tain Los Angeles makes its big entrance at LA’s  newest hot spot, Lot 613. Fountain pro­vides inde­pen­dent gal­leries, artist col­lec­tives, solo artists and per­for­mance artists larger exhi­bi­tion spaces than what are usu­ally avail­able in the art fair setting. Hyperallergic contributor Jorge Martin had this to say about 2011 Fountain New York’s alternative vibe:

If you have the idea that art fairs are septic flea markets, then you haven’t experienced Fountain, which prides itself at being a warm space where accessible and affordable art is the name of the game.

The 2011 Los Angeles exhibitors include Chalk (LA), Ever Gold Gallery (San Francisco), HungryMan Gallery, (San Francisco), Blythe Projects (Culver City), Murder Lounge (NYC), Cheap & Plastique (Brooklyn) Christina Ray Gallery (NYC), Tinca Art (NYC), Ryan Cronin (NYC), GILF! (Brooklyn), Evo Love (Miami), The Mechanism (LA) and Aleve Mei Loh (LA). Fountain LA also offers musical performances from local DJ’s (to be announced) and a giveaway hosted by Flavorpill where you can get enter the chance to become the perfect LA hipster with prizes like a special edition Fountain surfboard and a retro Lomo camera. If you’re in the LA area this weekend visit the Fountain Art Fair and get your hands dirty at an art fair for once.

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