LAX to debut free Art Walk this weekend (Photos)

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This weekend you may want to immerse yourself in some culture, without leaving the airport. 

LAX is presenting its first-ever art walk event. Los Angeles World Airports is organizing the public art exhibition show titled “Everywhere Nowhere.” Planners describe the display as a spectacle for the senses.

Airport Art Manager Sarah Cifarelli says thanks to the renovation of the Tom Bradley International Terminal – and the premiere of the art exhibition – people will see the airport in a new way.

“We’re really able to finally take advantage of some of our underused spaces to feature some wonderful artwork by local and regional artists,” Cifarelli said.

The exhibit was commissioned as part of Influx: Art at LAX - an ongoing public art festival. It will feature area artists and nearly a dozen original, site-specific installations. That’s double the previous space the airport dedicated to art. It will last until the end of the year. 

"We really focused on areas where people would be waiting or where people might be just congregating and we tried to use those spaces in thoughtful ways to really enliven them with artworks,” Cifarelli said.

The showcase event starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It includes musical performances arranged by renowned director-choreographer Sarah Elgart and award winning music composer Yuval Ron.

The event takes place in the outdoor courtyard between Terminals 1 and 2 on the arrivals level. It's free, but be prepared to pay for parking.

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