FAQs | Frieze Los Angeles
Browse through key FAQs with the quick links below:
What are the dates of the fair?
The fourth edition of Frieze Los Angeles takes place from February 16-19, 2023. The fair will be open to the public from February 17-19, 2023. The invitation-only preview day will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023.
Please check your ticket or pass for your entry time.
What is the location of the fair? / How do I get to the fair?
The fair will be moving to the new location of Santa Monica Airport. The new location will be in the Southeast corner of the airfield and take place across multiple sites including the Barker Hangar.
Due to the limited number of parking spaces available, we recommend using transit, taxi or a rideshare service, such as Alto, Uber, or Lyft to get to the fair.
If you are arriving via Uber, please search for Frieze Los Angeles on the app in order to be taken to the correct drop-off location for the fair.
Compliments of Alto, you can enjoy $10 off 2 rides to and from the fair with code FRIEZE23. Offer available to everyone (including non-members), valid 2/16 - 2/19. You can also choose to try 14 days of free Membership to unlock booking access during busy Members-only hours along with other perks and savings.
By Bus / Metro
The closest rail stop to the fair is the Expo/Bundy Station on the Metro E Line. From the station, you can:
- Take Big Blue Bus Route 14 towards Inglewood and get off at southbound Bundy Dr. at Airport Ave., which is a 3-minute walk from the fair or
- Alternatively, you can walk southbound on Bundy Dr. to Airport Ave., which is a 30-minute walk (1.5 miles)
You can also take Big Blue Bus Route 8 to Ocean Park Blvd. and Bundy Dr., which is a 12-minute walk from the fair.
You can download the Transit app to plan your trip with real-time bus and train arrival information. You can also download the TAP LA app to pay for tickets on the Big Blue Bus and Metro rides with your smartphone.
Is there parking available at the fair?
Due to the limited number of parking spaces available, we recommend using transit, taxi or a rideshare service, such as Alto, Uber, or Lyft to get to the fair. Compliments of Alto, you can enjoy $10 off 2 rides to and from the fair with code FRIEZE23. Offer available to everyone (including non-members), valid 2/16 - 2/19. You can also choose to try 14 days of free Membership to unlock booking access during busy Members-only hours along with other perks and savings.
An extremely limited number of car park tickets for parking near the fair are available to buy as an add-on option when purchasing your admission ticket or booking your VIP pass. Car park tickets allow entry to the car park from 30 minutes before the entry time stated on your admission ticket or pass and no later than the entry time stated on your admission ticket or pass. Visitors who have not purchased a car park ticket online in advance will not be authorized to park near the fair.
Please see below for a map of paid-for parking spaces available near the fair. Click here to download the map or print at home.
Visitors should please enter via College Drive to access the paid-for parking spaces. There are limited ADA parking spaces which guests can access via College Drive. Please note all ADA parkers are required to have a valid DP placard or DP License Plate.
There will be a shuttle service to the fair entrance from the parking lots.
How do I get a ticket to the fair?
Tickets are now sold out. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when Frieze Los Angeles 2024 tickets go on sale.
Do I need a ticket for my child? / Can I bring children?
You can bring children under 2 years old without a ticket. If your child is 2 or above, you will need to purchase a child or youth ticket for them.
- All children aged 2 and over need a valid admission ticket to enter the fair and must be accompanied by an adult at all times
- Children under 2 are admitted free of charge
Where can I purchase a child ticket?
Tickets for children are now sold out.
Are there any discounts for groups?
There are no discounts available for group bookings.
I have another ticket-related question
For any ticket-related inquiries, please get in touch with Seetickets at frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice with your booking reference number for further assistance.
How should I prepare for my visit? / What are Frieze's COVID-19 guidelines?
Los Angeles County has eased COVID-19 restrictions and therefore no masks, proof of vaccination status or negative test results are required to enter the fair. As COVID-19 is still with us, we encourage visitors to take steps to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 including optional steps such as wearing a face mask within the venue.
Please note, Frieze reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time.
What is your advice for ticket buyers who have COVID-19 symptoms / a positive test result – will you refund them if they are unable to attend?
Anyone who is symptomatic or has a positive test result should remain at home and get in touch with us as soon as possible before their visit, on frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice with their booking reference number for more information on refunds.
The fair is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. Companions/carers tickets are available free of charge. After booking your ticket, please get in touch with us at frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice to arrange a free ticket for your carer.
Can I bring a buggy/stroller?
Strollers and buggies are allowed into the fair.
Are there any toilets or baby changing facilities at the fair?
There are toilet facilities available at the fair, including toilets with easy access for people with reduced mobility, and baby changing facilities.
Are there any cash machines at the fair?
Frieze fairs are cashless events. Only card payments are accepted.
Can I bring my pet to the fair?
There are strictly no pets allowed at the fairs, with the exception of assistance animals.
Can I bring a bag into the fair? Is there a coat check?
Large bags (including, but not limited to, suitcases, backpacks, folding bicycles, scooters) or any large items bigger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches are not permitted inside the fairs. A coat check facility and bag drop will be available although space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend you bring minimal personal belongings to the fair.
Is this year's fair map available?
Download the fair map here.
Are there any restaurants or cafés at the fair?
The fair will feature pop-ups from a selection of Los Angeles-based restaurants curated by acclaimed non-profit Regarding Her (RE:Her), participants include Ayara Thai, Bridgetown Roti, Clementine, Uli's Gelato, Gogo’s Tacos, Hotville Chicken, Monroe Place and more. The official catering partner for this year’s fair, RE:Her is a national organization driven by women restaurateurs with the goal to empower and advance women, women of color, indigenous women, and LGBTQ+ identifying women food and beverage entrepreneurs by way of innovative platforms that uplift the community, support businesses and advocate within the industry.
Where can I stay if I am traveling?
We have partnered with a variety of hotels in the city, with some offering special rates during the fair. You can find a list of our partner hotels here.
How big is the fair?
Frieze Los Angeles will bring together over 120 LA-based and galleries from around the world and will be held across multiple sites at Santa Monica Airport, including the Barker Hangar. The fair experience will be completed by Frieze Week events across the city.
What is the focus of the fair?
Frieze Los Angeles largely focuses on contemporary art and celebrates the exceptionally dynamic culture of Los Angeles and its global contributions to the visual arts. The full program will be announced soon. You can find a list of participating galleries here.
What are the different gallery sections of Frieze Los Angeles?
The fair will include the main section and the much-celebrated Focus section.
What is Focus?
The Focus section of the fair is dedicated to galleries aged 12 years and younger. Focus will be curated for the second year by Amanda Hunt, (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis) alongside new Associate Curator Sonya Tamaddon, and have a broader remit, welcoming participants from across the US.
What additional programming will take place at the Frieze Los Angeles?
From a monumental sculpture by Chris Burden to an immersive musical performance at Santa Monica Pier, this year's expanded program will showcase ambitious projects curated by Art Production Fund and Jay Ezra Nayssan of Del Vaz Projects. Explore the fair program here.
How are the galleries selected for the fair?
For Frieze Los Angeles 2023, there has been an application process and galleries submitted an application form. Applications closed in June and the selection was made in September. The selection is made by a committee of gallerists who participate in the fair; the fair Director chairs the meeting but does not vote.
Who is on the committee?
The Frieze Los Angeles 2023 Committee members are: Daniela Gareh, White Cube, London; Alexis Johnson, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; Amanda Hunt, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; David Kordansky, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; Mara McCarthy, The Box, Los Angeles; Alexandra Tuttle, David Zwirner, Los Angeles, Anthony Meier, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
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