The 20th annual Los Angeles Asian & Tribal Arts Show featuring leading art specialists and a variety of artworks and artifacts from around the world will be held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13.

Billed as the first and largest show of its kind in the region, the event brings together prestigious Asian and tribal art galleries from across the country, organizers said. The event will showcase items from China, Japan, Korea, India, Africa, Oceanic and American Indian cultures.

The public will have the opportunity to view and purchase unique items such as Chinese snuff bottles, woodblock prints, silk textiles as well as a variety of tribal carpets, weavings and ceremonial clothes.

Also featured will be a collection of works by adventurer and fine art photographer Mike Glad. “Vanishing Cultures” is a photographic exhibition documenting the exotic and remote places that Glad encountered while trekking through Yemen, the wooden monasteries of Myanmar and villages of Pakistan.

The art show will additionally include gallery talks with participating dealers. Taking place in their exhibitor booths, the gallery talks will focus on the importance of selected pieces within their respective cultures and offer tips and insight on the world of Asian and tribal arts collection. The roster of participating galleries includes some of the world’s most noted scholarly experts on Asian and tribal art, organizers noted.

The Los Angeles Asian & Tribal Art Show is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. There will be no admittance after 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 14.

General admission is $10 per person.

For additional information and a scheduled of the gallery talks, www.caskeylees.com/LA_AsiaTribal/LA_AsiaTribal.html.

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