Scent Week, 2020

SCENT WEEK, 2020

In 2020, the Institute for Art and Olfaction presents our first Scent Week, designed to highlight and celebrate the thriving independent practices around perfumery in Los Angeles.

Scent Week 2020 will be the first city-wide celebration of scent for Los Angeles. Anchored by the IAO’s core curated programs (the Art and Olfaction Awards, the Biennial Scent Fair and the Experimental Scent Summit), Scent Week will also bring in community-oriented and community-led programs such as open studios, historical talks, classes, scent walks, and much much more.

Scent week takes place between May 7 – 14, 2020, at venues across Los Angeles.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

MAY 7: Opening Event
To be announced

MAY 8: Experimental Scent Summit
at FIDM
The IAO team up with Klara Ravat to curate our fourth annual Experimental Scent Summit, bringing together practitioners, thinkers, curators and academics to explore topics relating to scent.

MAY 8: Biennial Scent Fair Opening Night Party
Craft Contemporary
The IAO teams up with Darin Klein to present our third Biennial Scent Fair. Tonight, we start the festivities with a rollicking opening night party, at Craft Contemporary.

MAY 9: Biennial Scent Fair
Craft Contemporary
The 3rd Biennial Scent Fair LA aims to introduce new audiences to the world of highly conceptual scents. In addition to a curated selection of cutting-edge fragrance makers exhibiting and selling their work, the fair will include hands-on workshops, keynote talks, and plenty of community.

MAY 10: Biennial Scent Fair
Craft Contemporary
The 3rd Biennial Scent Fair LA aims to introduce new audiences to the world of highly conceptual scents. In addition to a curated selection of cutting-edge fragrance makers exhibiting and selling their work, the fair will include hands-on workshops, keynote talks, and plenty of community

MAY 11: Events + Talks
To be announced

MAY 12: Events + Talks
To be announced

MAY 13: Perfumers’ Open Studios
Los Angeles
Meet Los Angeles' perfumers in a city-wide day of open studios. Are you a perfumer or a practitioner with scent living in the LA area? Send us a line and we'll send you participation information: hello@artandolfaction.com

MAY 14: The 7th Annual Art and Olfaction Awards
Cicada Club
We’re excited to bring the awards back to the city where they began, and – in celebration  – we’ll be programming a week-long festival for the senses in our home town; Los Angeles’ first Scent Week. The celebrations and events will start on May 7, and culminate with the awards on May 14, 2020.