Affair in the Gardens….Bev. Hills The Beverly Hills Art Show– Affaire In The Gardens
Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills – from Rodeo to Rexford DriveMay 21 and May 22, 2011
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hours: Saturday – Sunday, 10am-6pm

The city’s largest public art event features thousands of artworks, artist demonstrations, special exhibits, a wine garden, a beer & ale garden, quality food trucks, art tours, and live music.Spanning four garden blocks in the center of Beverly Hills, this free, drop-in, public art event features two hundred and fifty emerging and established artists from around the United States who will showcase paintings, sculpture, photographs, and prints. Art, artists, ambient music, dining and drink options surround one’s stroll through this leafy urban oasis.

One can saunter and shop, as well as sign up for free TOURS by emailing or calling 310.285.6836:

Tour 1.
A Public Art Collection Tour, featuring permanent works by internationally celebrated artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Roxy Paine will be led by a City Fine Art Commissioner and will take place on both days at 1:00 p.m.

Tour 2.
An Artist’s Highlight Tour of select Affaire In The Gardens artists will be led by members of the art show jury panel, also on both days, at 2:00 p.m.

Tour 3.
A special evening talk and artwork lit-tour in the gardens will be offered at 8:00 p.m. A unique installation will be shown and discussed by a Los Angeles artist documenting her recent experiences in Iran. The Legacy Crates exhibit features the work of Iranian-American artist Marjan Vayghan and has been curated by the Los Angeles Art Association. She will be showing her four wooden crate ‘light-box installations’, in Space #161, throughout the day and early evening, at Rodeo and Santa Monica. This traveling exhibit has been described by critics and curators as insightful and unyielding.

The Affaire In The Gardens completes their four-part ‘Elemental Art Exhibits’ series with a special exhibition. ’Fire’ will showcase six artists who explore fire both as a real substance and as a metaphor for physical or emotional heat. This exhibit features painters Hal Yaskulka and Jett Jackson; ceramicist Biliana Popova; jewelry designer Deidre Greene; mixed media artist Kristen Neveu; and mixed media artist and photographer Sandy Lager.

Fire will also feature artist demonstrations including live on-site painting, mixed media work, and jewelry making. For a complete schedule of these demonstrations, please visit

The Art Show is located in Beverly Hills’ premiere linear park, Beverly Gardens, along Santa Monica Boulevard from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive. Parking is convenient and inexpensive in many City parking structures – – which are located just south of Santa Monica Boulevard. For more information, please visit For media inquiries, please contact Agnes Gomes-Koizumi at or call 323-937-5488.


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