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Gallery Meets Gastronomy at Liquid Art House


LIQUID ART HOUSE 100 Arlington Street, Boston MA

Liquid Art House “L.A.H.” is an innovative gallery-restaurant concept helmed by entrepreneur Ruta Laukien with award-winning chef Rachel Klein, that balances art, space and design through the prism of social dining. L.A.H. is designing an interactive "art hospitality" experience—as showroom, gallery, restaurant, lounge and online platform–where all offerings are seamlessly integrated under one roof. From art installations to art-cuisine pairings to curated pop-ups, the canvas that is Liquid Art House assumes the shape created by its diners and artists.

Conceived by former Wall Street investment banker Ruta Laukien, L.A.H. brings together art collectors and foodies with artists and designers to fill a flexible 10,000 square foot venue. Art shows rotate monthly and feature local, emerging and established artists from around the globe— some never before shown in the United States.

“I wanted to create a warm, approachable environment to serve everyone from wealthy collectors to emerging artists,” says Liquid Art House creator, Ruta Laukien. “Art speaks to our soul and by fusing social dining, L.A.H. is amplifying that experience, furthering the dialogue and supporting artists through revenue and exposure.” Laukien realized her vision with a top-notch team of collaborators, art consultants and designers.

SCENE

‘Possibly one of the coolest bars that Boston has seen,’ writes Boston Common Magazine. ‘A cross between Boston, underground Berlin, and the Capitol of The Hunger Games,  reviews The Boston Globe. 'Patrick Bateman's New York crossed with James Franco's L.A.,' muses ZAGAT. Introducing the spectacular world of Liquid Art House, Boston’s first gallery-resto hybrid balancing art, space and design through the prism of social dining. Art-oggling collectors and drink-sipping hipsters inspire an art opening vibe. From curated installations to art-cuisine pairings to handcrafted cocktails, the canvas that is “L.A.H.” assumes the shape created by a brilliant community of chefs, artists, designers and guests. Award-winning chef and Mandarin Oriental alum Rachel Klein is ‘in full mastery of her medium,’ declares The Improper Bostonian. And, 'much like the art that adorns its walls, the cocktails are inventive and things to behold,' says BostonChefs. 'Your eyeballs deserve a look,' teases EATER. Guests dine amid a museum like setting that treats them to exhibitions of paintings, prints, multimedia, photography, digital art, wearable art, sculpture and ceramics. But L.A.H. is not just for show. Everything the guest encounters at L.A.H. – food, sculpture, wine, art, and everyday design objects like flatware and furniture—is available for purchase. Liquid Art House is where gallery meets gastronomy, fluidly, and where lifestyle truly does imitate art.

CUISINE

Award-winning chef Rachel Klein executes a two-tiered dining experience for Liquid Art House’s inaugural menu. From art collector to the proverbial 'starving artist,' Klein's cuisine strikes a balance between refined and approachable with a playful menu subtly enhanced by Asian spices and Eastern European influences (a nod to both her and the founder's heritage). Think: A multi-sensory art-walk around the world, traveled in global-inflected modern cuisine where dumplings and French Rotisserie are the star attractions. Expect re-imagined comfort classics, signature house-baked breads and locally sourced, farm-to-table seasonal fare. Klein has assembled a stellar team of culinary talent from around the world, including Chef de Cuisine Ensan Wong, who hails from 3-Michelin starred Le Meurice in Paris. 

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GALLERY + SHOWROOM

Liquid Art House Gallery presents works by emerging and established artists and designers in all media. Gallery and showroom flow throughout the 10,000 square foot space with 1800 square feet of wall space to exhibit 2-D and 3-D visual art in all forms of media. Additional showroom space in the Curator’s Lounges is dedicated to furniture and 3-D art including jewelry and sculpture. Exhibitions rotate every 6-8 weeks, with shorter-range "Pop-ups" hosted sporadically. L.A.H. provides a platform for dialogue and cross-cultural exchange for emerging and established artists from the USA and internationally, including new markets like the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia. L.A.H. builds both private and corporate art collections and is strategically positioned to draw on relationships and industry knowledge to bring active collectors and emerging talent closer together. L.A.H. offers artist promotion, exhibitions, special events, auctions and gallery talks in a barrier-free setting that is designed to educate the community and inspire others to join the art world.

LOCATION

Bordering Boston's historic Bay Village, Back Bay, and the Theater District, Liquid Art House inhabits the ground level of The Arlington, a 13-story landmark building recently redeveloped (March 2014) as luxury lifestyle residences by The Congress Group (33 Arch Street, Russia Wharf) and The Related Companies (The Residences at Time Warner Center, The Astor). The historic building was commissioned in 1899 to house the headquarters of Consolidated Gas Company and most recently was home to The Renaissance Charter School.

Liquid Art House at The Arlington is located at 100 Arlington Street in Boston's Back Bay.

For more information, please contact @AndoniaPR for Liquid Art House:  Email: lah@andoniapr.com  |  Tel:  617-416-4897

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