This article showcases our top picks for the best Los Angeles based Art startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Art industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Los Angeles Art Startups
Six Beats Of Separation
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►We create fan-driven, celebrity-fueled media content which generates revenue that benefits an ever-expanding portfolio of charitable causes. ►Celebrities, share their favorite songs for their favorite charities, via photographs and video interviews.
►This content then becomes a testament to our mission. One moment shared, can perpetually and positively change the world.
► Celebrate what’s possible when we share…. .
Saatchi Art is an online art gallery and social market platform whose mission is to connect people with art and artists they love. Continuing the Saatchi Gallery’s legacy of promoting new, contemporary artists and bringing great art to a wide audience, Saatchi Art offers a selection of original paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography in a range of prices, and it provides artists from around the world with an expertly curated environment in which to exhibit and sell their work.
The company launched as a commercial venture in Los Angeles in 2010 and began selling works online for artists in early 2011. In January of 2014, under the direction of CEO Sean Moriarty, it officially changed its name from Saatchi Online to Saatchi Art to better and more explicitly evoke its business and mission..
Using the new technologies emerging from the fintech community we are changing the way the way media is made. Token systems are allowing the world to reinvent how businesses are funded and cater to their constituents.
The time has come for it to effect media as well. We are bringing high quality media creation to the masses and the markets..
A front row seat to a backstage experienceâ„¢ StageIt is a new, web-based platform created for artists by artists that empowers them to deliver and monetize interactive live experiences directly from their laptop. Offering intimacy and direct interaction with fans, StageIt gives artists the opportunity to offer unique online fan experiences that will not be archived or duplicated for distribution.
StageIt enables artists to choose when they want to perform, for how long and how much they want to charge. Artists can even use the platformâ€™s Pay When You Can feature to offer tickets for a suggested amount and let fans increase or decrease the price depending on what they can afford.
Additionally, artists can receive instant feedback on their performance via the Tip Jar feature, which allows fans to tip them in real time. The platform also greatly complements and activates other traditional and digital promotional and networking tools artists are already using..
Tappan is an online retailer that sells artwork to its users. The platform enables its users to sell artwork and collections captured by photography, paintings, prints, multiples, drawings, sculptures, and collages.
Furthermore, it enables its users to browse for artists and view their art collections. Tappan was founded in 2012 by Jordan Klein and Chelsea Neman..
Handcrafted ‘off the beaten path’ city experiences delivered right to your iPhone. Designed for locals, travelers and voyeurs, this app will uncover the unexpected, off the beaten path and highly interesting places that only a few people know about.
We have hand picked Curators that are truly experts about things to do, eat and drink in selected areas. They have crafted themed experiences like Best Dive Bars, Art in the Streets, Vintage Shopping, Food Trucks, and many more.
Not only does the app guide you on cool places to go, it also includes Curator Notes which provides things like what night to go, what to order, what’s the history and essentially what’s up at different spots.. .
Russell Mindfulness Entertainment
Russell Mindfulness Entertainment is a mindfulness-focused wholistic entertainment company based in Los Angeles and Tokyo. We support people all over the world to realize their original and lovable lives in an enjoyable way with meditation, yoga/dance, and philosophy.
Our initiatives include producing music and books, organizing parties and festivals, operating art galleries, designing and distributing meditation pods, and developing apps. We also provide mindfulness programs for such organizations as a global healthcare device manufacturer.
To connect the Western and Eastern worlds together, we represent top American influencers in Japan. By promoting individual happiness free from competition and comparison, we make the world more peaceful place..
Artist Spot is a web-based platform that helps its users find original art prints and canvases by emerging artists. It also enables artists and art collectors connect with each other.
Artist Spot was launched in January 2011 in Los Angeles, California.. .
SkoutMe connects people with reputable artists in their area. We’re not just a place to find any artist.
Our directory lists some of the industries top artists from interior designers, graphic designers, illustrators, cartoonists, photographers, videographers, and the list goes on. We completely understand it’s difficult to research who is best in their field, and who will work well with you.
So, we have done the work for you in finding the most reputable companies. This removes the need for users to have to spend hours researching companies for their project..
We believe art is about much more than aesthetics. We’re a team of art and photography lovers, we’re nostalgists and romantics, and we want to decorate our walls with artwork that does more than just look pretty or cool.
Our rare and iconic images stir some of the strongest emotional connections we have from childhood through to present day: our favorite movies and TV shows, the bands we listen to, the teams we love and the brands we embrace. Our photographs come from the vaults of our partners.
Most have never been released as limited-edition prints, or have only been affordable to fine art collectors. Our mission is to make these striking and evocative images accessible to the fans they resonate with, so they can own a piece of the culture they helped create.
That’s why we created Classic Stills.. .
The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
Established in 1979, they are the only artist-founded museum in Los Angeles. They are dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art.
They house one of the most compelling collections of contemporary art in the world, comprising roughly 7000 objects, and have a diverse history of ground-breaking, historically-significant exhibitions. They are committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of art created after 1940, in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations.
They provide leadership in the field by identifying and presenting the most significant and challenging art of their time, actively supporting the creation of new work, and producing original scholarship. With three distinct venues in Los Angeles—MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center—and Michael Heizer’s seminal artwork Double Negative (1969-70) in the Nevada desert, they engage audiences through an ambitious program of exhibitions, educational programs, and publishing..
Drawing upon a variety of documentary filmmaking techniques, Rolling breaks new ground by creating a unique faux documentary. Utilizing the form of a docudrama, cinema verite style footage entwines with personal testimonials rendering a fictional chronicle, which captures the appeal of the drug Ecstasy.
The film follows a diverse group of users as they cross paths in Los Angeles. At its core, Rolling is an investigation into a generation’s drug of choice.
It is a dramatized expose of the current state of a cultural phenomenon that has grown tremendously over the past two decades. Rolling simultaneously authenticates a specifically twisted consciousness while relating to a broad audience with an eye for detail and human behavior.
The film uses a variety of formats (35mm, super 16mm and DV) giving it an unusual texture while maintaining an overall gritty and realistic tone. In doing so, the filmmakers have carefully constructed a new style that hopes to stimulate discussion while regaling the senses.
It provides the viewer direct access to the roller coaster of incidents that often occur to an Ecstasy user. Rolling is an engrossing, provocative, and poignant cinematic manifestation of the journey one has while on the drug.
It is a bold and visceral experience that brings to light one of the most prolific drug phenomena of our time.. .
Scribble Press Inc. owns and operates art studios for customized publishing primarily in California and New York.
It facilitates kids and families to make their own paperback or board books, note cards, bookmarks, calendars, placemats, and gifts; and provides onsite printing and bookbinding services. The company also offers art kits, which are used in-store or at home, classes, workshops, and birthday parties; and cueprints/fill-in-the-blank book templates for young ones, as well as author/illustrator kits.
The company has also created a website and web based application for creating stories. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Los Angeles, California..
TVGla is a digital agency that offers brands and individuals with digital marketing solutions. The company connects people to brands and brands to people through play that enriches consumer experiences.
Play through searching, exploring, collecting, personalizing, comparing, choosing, buying, and sharing. Their clients include DREAMWORKS, UNIVERSAL, MATTEL, CINEMAX, amazonstudios, CAMPARI, Spike, hulu, and WHEEL OF FORTUNE.
It has also build a content production studio named PLAYGROUND that explores boundaries in digital storytelling and enhances internal production capabilities. It comprises of cyclorama, lighting grids, control rooms, hair and makeup rooms, video villages, and lecture rooms.
TVGla was founded in 2007 by Dimitry Ioffe and is headquartered in the U.S.. .
In the last 20 plus years, we’ve created successful companies and experienced failures. We have run a full-service agency with a wide range of clientele, from start-ups to global brands.
Played an Advisory Engagement role with tech companies, VC’s, and established businesses. After 2008 we decided to learn more about investing and continue to do so today.
We know where our true value resides, and that is being a solution provider. It is that simple.
Our belief is that anyone can be a “creative.” Much in the same way as in the animated feature Ratatouille, “anyone can cook.” We are in the service of creatives. Creative people, companies, brands, organizations, and missions..
Nova Han Productions
Nova Han Productions is a full service production company specializing in Art Direction, Design and Production for Stage Shows, Festivals, Immersive Art Environments, and Specialized Talent / Characters. Their mission is to create unique, once in a lifetime moments.
Nova Han Productions is committed to creating the highest level of reality altering experiences, transporting audiences into other worldly realms of the sublime and fantastical. Using technology on the crest of innovation, paired with traditional theater techniques and an incomparable imagination, guests completely lose themselves in detailed worlds of wonder..
10 years ago, media artists Danny Cannizzaro and Samantha Gorman began collaborating on projects as diverse as web art of a medieval manuscript to virtual reality poetry. Recognized by the MacDowell Colony, they were given a residency to rethink how story and tech could meaningfully merge.
This time spent in a cabin in the woods would eventually become PRY. Tender Claws has grown in size to take on new challenges and commissions while remaining true to its origins in creating hybrid, interactive experiences.
We strongly believe in a reciprocal creative process: one that requires deep attention to content and deep consideration of the affordances of a technology. Today, Tender Claws is a collective/studio operating at the intersection of art, games, and tech.
PRY, our first release, was an Apple top App of 2015, an IGF Finalist for “Excellence in Narrative” and a Future of Storytelling Prize Finalist. Our latest project, “Virtual Virtual Reality” (VVR), a comedy/satire about VR, was named “Best VR Experience” by Google Play and “Best Mobile Interactive VR Experience” by Raindance.
Tender Claws is based in Los Angeles, California.. .
Artject is developing a mobile app for art exhibition and event listings. The subject of art is often perceived to be an intimidating subject and it is only available for a particular social and economic class.
Their goal is to help make art more accessible to the public.. .
Knotpic is a website used to collect, upload, and host wedding pictures. Users are given an email address to distribute to their guests to aid in collecting photos.
Users are also given a URL where their gallery lives. The user gallery is customizable, and has a “slideshow mode’.
The slideshow mode will display new photos as they come in, in real-time. Attendees of a wedding can potentially contribute a stream of photos during the wedding reception via email and/or text and create a current, real-time record..
CBS Records is a unit of CBS Entertainment that signs and develops recording artists, and offers an alternative approach to introducing them to the marketplace through integrating their music into programming on the CBS Television Network. Additionally, the new music venture capitalizes on the powerful marketing reach of CBS Corporation’s diverse portfolio of mass media platforms, including The CW, Showtime, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Interactive, and many more, to promote its music and talent directly to consumers.
Music by CBS Records artists is consistently utilized prominently in CBS/CW programming, and the label’s first soundtrack release – NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack – is one of the top-selling television soundtracks in the country. Distribution of the label’s music is secured through agreements with an array of outside partners, including RED Distribution in North America.
The new CBS Records is not related to the former CBS Records business or its artists or assets, which were acquired by Sony in 1988.. .
Art Nerd LLC
Art Nerd is an online web-based portal that covers hidden art and art-related history. It provides its users with information about where artists lived, partied, and died; public art works and the stories behind them; private installations for public consumption; historical sites full of secrets; and many other related things which have been unnoticed.
Art Nerd has been mentioned by PMc Magazine, Warholian, The World’s Best Ever, Arrested Motion, Gallerist NY, Elle Mexico Magazine, Talking Points Memo, and Creem Magazine. It has partnered with many art museums, non-profit organizations, and art fairs.
The company aims to launch a successful and sustainable membership program with the long-term goal of being acquired by the right lifestyle, online media, and publishing company. Art Nerd was founded in January 2013 and is based in Los Angeles, California..
Front Line Management
Front Line Management Companies, Inc. offers talent management services.
It provides representation services for artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Boz Scaggs, Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Steely Dan, Seal, Aerosmith, and Jewel. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
Front Line Management Companies, Inc. formerly operated as a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp.
As of October 29, 2008, Front Line Management Companies, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Ticketmaster..
Taltopia, formerly FameSource, is an online marketplace for aspiring musicians, actors, and other types of artists to showcase themselves. The site deploys typical social networking functionality, allowing artists to create profile pages and then upload or embed their various audio, video, and image efforts on their profile.
In addition, if a user wants to further showcase their works, they can bid for placement on to Taltopia’s Wall of Fame, a space for featured artists. Taltopia.com also offers user’s the ability to enter contests, both user-generated and sponsored, where they compete to win prizes.
The site also has added a casting call section where entertainment industry professionals can recruit talent and manage the entire casting process.. .
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