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30-Mar-2015 10:45

Not only did the fair feature over 325 hand-selected designers and artists, but attendees could also partake in a series of DIY workshops with all proceeds going directly to local merchants and a percentage donated to the wonderful organization that is 826LA.

Ultimately, even in a time of recession, art inspires and consumers are increasingly eager to engage with and collect handmade pieces and one-of-a-kind objects that display talent, artistry, and craftsmanship, proving that DIY art/design/craft enthusiasts and collectors are a growing—and lucrative—market.

Thanks to an article in the New York Times pronouncing Los Angeles as “a new pin on the art map,” Tinseltown is finally reveling in the limelight of its long-overdue glory as a source and incubator of contemporary and cutting-edge art.

GOOD LA’s launch weekend last year was a smashing success, thanks to a bonanza of “urban adventures, DIY workshops, hack-a-thons, civic engagements, artist interventions, resource-sharing, literary readings, film screenings, book club meetings, neighborhood walks, and locally-made goods.” In a similar spirit, though focused specifically on local, sustainable and handmade edibles, Artisanal LA’s holiday pop-up attracted foodies and aesthetes alike.

Just this past weekend, Unique LA’s “LOCAL LOVE” Show attracted flocks of fans of art, design, and crafts to The California Market Center Penthouse for the largest independent design show in the country.

Furthermore, DIY fairs like Affordable Art Fair LA and the Renegade Crafts Fair have taken LA by storm, signaling not only that art can transcend high-brow institutions, but also that collecting art is no longer a practice exclusive to an elite class.

While IKEA may have introduced sleek, Scandinavian design to mainstream America, LA is taking a growing interest in décor and design, just as American consumers are taking greater pride in curating their own homes and reflecting their personal style in their homes.

Thanks to an article in the New York Times pronouncing Los Angeles as “a new pin on the art map,” Tinseltown is finally reveling in the limelight of its long-overdue glory as a source and incubator of contemporary and cutting-edge art.GOOD LA’s launch weekend last year was a smashing success, thanks to a bonanza of “urban adventures, DIY workshops, hack-a-thons, civic engagements, artist interventions, resource-sharing, literary readings, film screenings, book club meetings, neighborhood walks, and locally-made goods.” In a similar spirit, though focused specifically on local, sustainable and handmade edibles, Artisanal LA’s holiday pop-up attracted foodies and aesthetes alike.Just this past weekend, Unique LA’s “LOCAL LOVE” Show attracted flocks of fans of art, design, and crafts to The California Market Center Penthouse for the largest independent design show in the country.Furthermore, DIY fairs like Affordable Art Fair LA and the Renegade Crafts Fair have taken LA by storm, signaling not only that art can transcend high-brow institutions, but also that collecting art is no longer a practice exclusive to an elite class.While IKEA may have introduced sleek, Scandinavian design to mainstream America, LA is taking a growing interest in décor and design, just as American consumers are taking greater pride in curating their own homes and reflecting their personal style in their homes.As for OKcupid, its unique site visits doubled to 7 million per month since 2010 and conversations with a range of friends certainly points to its growing popularity and pervasiveness in LA.