The city’s largest public art event features
thousands of artworks, artist demonstrations, a special
exhibit, wine garden, art tours, and live music
Beverly Hills, CA – The 38th annual Beverly
Hills Art Show "Affaire In The Gardens" returns to
Beverly Gardens May 21 – 22, 2011. Spanning four blocks,
this free public art event features two hundred and
fifty artists from around the United States that will
showcase an upscale, yet affordable, array of paintings,
sculptures, photographs, and prints. Vetted to ensure
quality, a team of professionals, including curators,
art academics, and critics combed through more than
500 artist applications to select a roster of emerging and
established artists that are both respected and exceptional.
The Affaire In The Gardens also features entertaining and
educational family-friendly programming. 2011 Show
Programming includes art tours, a dance performance by the
Debbie Allen Dance Academy, artist demonstrations, the
artists’ award ceremony, and a special Legacy
Crate exhibit curated by the Los Angeles Art Association
featuring works by Los Angeles based artist Marjan Vayghan.
The Legacy Crate exhibit will feature four wooden
crate ‘light-box installations’ and has been described by
critics and curators as insightful and unyielding.
Tours will take place at Beverly Gardens as follows. A
Public Art Collection Tour, featuring permanent works by
internationally celebrated contemporary artists, will be led
by a representative from the Fine Art Commission of Beverly
Hills and will take place on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday,
May 22 at 1:00 p.m. An Artist’s Highlight Tour of select
Affaire In The Gardens artists will be led by noted curator
Maria del Mar Hollingsworth, also on both days, at 2:00 p.m.
Tours are free, and visitors can sign up to participate at
the Information Booth between Beverly and Canon Drive just
north of Santa Monica Boulevard, in Beverly Gardens Park.
The Affaire In The Gardens completes their ‘Elemental Art
Exhibits’ series at the May show with a special exhibition.
’Fire’ will showcase six artists that explore fire
both as a natural phenomenon and as a metaphor for extreme
physical or emotional heat. This exhibit features painters
Hal Yaskulka and Jett Jackson; ceramicist Bilyana 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 and jewelry making.
In-booth Artist Demonstrations will take place throughout
the art show at artists’ booths. For a complete schedule of
artist demonstrations, please visit
Of the 250 artists exhibiting at the Affaire In The Gardens,
a select few will be honored with awards. A panel of
leading arts professionals will judge artists based on
category (Painting, Sculpture, Mixed-Media, Photography, and
Prints), and also award one artist the ‘Best in Show’
award. Beverly Hills Mayor Barry Brucker will select and
present the ‘Mayor’s Choice’ award to one artist whose
artwork will be purchased by the City and placed on display
at a prominent City location. The Affaire In The Gardens
award ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 22 at 2:00
p.m. at Beverly Gardens Park, under the Beverly Hills sign,
between Beverly and Canon Drive.
The Affaire In The Gardens will feature wine and beer
gardens, food stations including: Korean, Thai and American
fare, food trucks, and live ambient music. The Affaire In
The Gardens’ charitable partner is the Children’s Hospital
of Los Angeles. Artworks by children will be for sale in
the Children’s Hospital booth. All proceeds of their sales
will benefit the hospital.
The Beverly Hills Art Show – Affaire In The Gardens will
take place Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, May 22, 2011.
General Show hours are 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and admission
is free. The Art Show is located at Beverly Garden located
along Santa Monica Blvd, from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive.
Parking is available and inexpensive in many City parking
- located just south of Santa Monica Boulevard.
For more information, please visit