Mobile artists from across the globe will show off their latest creative works in a more traditional format starting this weekend in Santa Monica.
During a nine-day festival, 600 pieces of art, from prints, to sculpture to film installations, will be on display, not on Instagram or other sharing photo-sharing app, but in a gallery format at the Santa Monica Art Studios at the Santa Monica Airport.
Launched byiPhoneArt.com, organizers of LA Mobile Arts Fest claim it will be the largest mobile photography and mobile art exhibition to date.
Special events include a study session on nude iPhone art with Doug McNamee; photo walks at the and Venice boardwalk; and lessons on iPhoneography techniques, apps and resources taught by Dan Marcolina.
The nine-day festival kicks off 7-10 p.m. Saturday with an opening gala. Admission is free.
"There's never been an exhibition with over 100 mobile photographers and mobile artists ever," co-founder Nathaniel Park told the Los Angeles Times.
The event is ’ first mobile arts exhibition to showcase mobile art from across a range of fields. Fittingly, it's taking place in "Silicon Beach"—a burgeoning hub for mobile app and technology developers.