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Lucy Hale Hosts Opening Night of The LA Art Show: A Night of Heart & Art

If you need something to do this weekend and love visually stunning art pieces, make a date to visit The 2024 LA Art Show at the LA Convention Center. This is the city’s largest and longest running art fair and features an international lineup of exhibiting galleries and museums from countries including the Philippines, Italy, Israel, Peru and South Korea. It’s also the kick off to the 2024 LA art season. Opening night was on Valentine’s Day and was hosted by the lovely and incredibly gorgeous human – Lucy Hale. You’ll remember Lucy from the hit show Pretty Little Liars and from films like Truth or Dare and What Brings Me To You (one of our recent faves!). The night was not only filled with incredible talent and artwork but the Opening Night Premiere Party also supported the American Heart Association which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Keep scrolling to read all about our fun night out with amazing company, food, drinks and obviously, art.

Lucy Hale at the LA Art Show opening night premiere party (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)


The night kicked off with Lucy walking the red carpet along with fellow artists, influencers and celebrities. She looked sleek and sophisticated in an Alexander McQueen a-line dress with a sweetheart neck line (a nice nod to V-Day and the AHA, LOVE). We also spotted stars like Jesse Metcalfe (from 2000’s romcom hit John Tucker Must Die), Too Hot To Handle & Perfect Match‘s Francesca Farago who was with fiancé & TikTok sensation Jesse Sulli, and Never Have I Ever actor Anirudh Pisharody. We were also proud to see NFL player Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills on the carpet one year after his on-field collapse and triumphant recovery from an extremely rare heart condition.

Damar Hamlin and Lucy Hale attend the LA Art Show opening night premiere party (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

We also caught up with LA Art Show owner Scott Diament, who bought the show in 2012, and has been curating this space alongside his team and executive Kassandra Voyagis. He told us, “You know when art is good when it makes you feel something, it is all about the meaning that the art brings to you.” He’s right. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown was there and delivered a compelling and inspiring speech alongside AHA survivor family Danielle and Chandler Armstead who also spoke during the heartwarming presentation. 

Lucy Hale hosts the LA Art Show opening night premiere party (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

Scott Diament, Lucy Hale, Kassandra Voyagis, Naeema Thompson and Nancy Brown at the LA Art Show opening night premiere party (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)


Lucy was actually introduced to the LA Art Show by the American Heart Association. As the evening’s first time host and friend of AHA, Lucy took to the stage and spoke about the important work the American Heart Association is doing for their Life Is Why™ Campaign, which inspires people to honor their reasons for living longer, healthier lives. After hearing about here commitment to the AHA and about her own and longtime support of arts & culture, we spoke with Lucy about this and had to ask her a true LA Girl question: what is your favorite LA eatery? Lucy said she loves East LA and aspires to be an Eastside girlie and her brand new favorite cafe is Silver Lake’s Sqirl. She recommends the oats with raspberry jam because it is “boom, mic drop!”

Lucy Hale admiring one of the many pieces at the LA Art Show. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Image)

Lucy and the night’s guests were given a special VIP preview of the LA Art Show’s 2024 expansive cultural programming. There  are over 100 galleries, museums and nonprofits exhibiting. In addition to fine art, the evening also featured delectable food and beverages from top LA restaurants. 


Once a year, the LA Art Show, which is LA’s biggest art show of the year, comes to town for a limited amount of time. This year it was sponsored by Citibank and Nextdoor. We love that they partnered with the American Heart Association’s Life Is Why™ Campaign, which aims to spread light on heart disease and the importance of funding medical research on different cardiovascular diseases.  The LA Art Show uses art for philanthropist purposes that better us all. We were able to visit each booth and hear from world renowned artists like Robert Vargas and Dain Yoon. Hearing their thought processes put into their work truly put into the perspective the talent and pride each of these artists puts into their work. We also love that the show will donate 15% of all ticket proceeds to the American Heart Association’s Life Is Why™ Campaign. But aside from supporting this great event, we also encourage anyone to give to the AHA through one-time or monthly donations, or simply by donating your time through a variety of volunteerism and fundraising initiatives. FYI: The show will only be around until February 18th, so grab your tickets soon if you want to check out some breathtaking artwork.


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