The New Arts Foundation, a West Hollywood-based arts & mental health nonprofit, in partnership with the City of West Hollywood is pleased to present “High as the Sky”, a group art exhibition on August 20, 2022 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., at the historic Great Hall/Long Hall venue in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park, 1200 N Vista Street. Tickets are now on sale at www.new-arts.us/high.
High as the Sky thinks critically in a way that advances positions rather than restating them. How can we keep our eye on the past and present, while also believing in the future? Is it possible? Is it useful? Specifically, the makers in High as the Sky use art as an energy that invites us, provokes us, and creates space for us to grow.
The event is curated by Greg Jenkins, an enfant terrible-type artist with ties to Kanye West, and produced by Armand Brescia. It will feature art from 12 contemporary artists from seven different countries, all working in Los Angeles. The exhibition is funded in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood. Proceeds from the event will go to The Trevor Project, a West Hollywood-based mental health organization for LGBTQ youth. The event will feature live music and performances, and there will be an afterparty at Las Perlas WeHo immediately following.
New Arts is a nonprofit arts collective and persona known for its boundary-pushing events that challenge art market institutions and norms. High as the Sky embraces community and inclusion, prioritizes ephemerality, and unifies disciplines otherwise treated as distinct.
This will be the non-profit’s biggest event yet. Their last event was named by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the Weekend’s Best Events.