Fair Entry

Most Fair days were ticketed, with limited tickets available at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. Ticketed days help support this non-profit production.  


The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Fair Hours

Thursday, August 10
   Opening Night
    6–9pm, $25

Friday, August 11
     1–7pm, $5

Saturday, August 12
    11am–7pm, $5 

Sunday, August 13
    11am–6pm, Free

Opening Night
Thursday, Aug. 10, 6–9pm 

The official kick-off event of LAABF 2023 and the first chance to explore and browse! The evening featured outdoor performances from the legendary Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra & Friends and the launch of a ticket edition and mural by artist Carolina Caycedo.

LAABF 2023 Opening Night was generously supported by

Friday, Aug. 11, 11am–1pm

These hours were reserved for students, press, and LA cultural institution members. 

The LAABF 2023 Preview was generously supported by die Keure.

Mask Required Hours
Sunday, Aug. 13, 11am–1pm

These hours were reserved for immunocompromised and/or disabled visitors to explore the Fair. All exhibitors, staff, and visitors were required to wear a mask.


Masks were encouraged and were available on site for all visitors.

MOCA, including its restrooms, is ADA-compliant. Visitors are welcome to use whichever restroom best aligns with their gender identity. Service animals, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, are welcome at MOCA. Please note that pets and emotional support animals are not permitted. Wheelchairs are available for check-out at the reception or lobby desk. You can inquire about borrowing a wheelchair with a MOCA gallery attendant when you arrive; they will hold your ID while you borrow it. Wheelchairs will be wiped down with sanitizing supplies between uses. Please write to fairinfo@printedmatter.org for more specific access-related questions.

Food, Drink, Hotels

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