The Pit is pleased to announce a new gallery initiative called The Pit Presents. Starting in November 2018, The Pit Presents will host galleries from other cities in a series of residencies and swaps. The exhibitions will coincide with The Pit’s exhibition schedule and will debut with a swap with New York’s Step Sister opening on November 4, 2018 from 4-7pm.

The Pit Presents offers galleries an affordable temporary space in The Pit’s growing compound. The goal of The Pit Presents is to give galleries from other cities exposure in Los Angeles and to build community with artists and galleries beyond our region. In tandem with The Pit’s annual exhibition schedule, The Pit Presents’ year of programing will constitute four residencies and two swaps. The residency offers participating galleries a 467 square foot exhibition space and an online presence in a section of The Pit’s website devoted to The Pit Presents. In the event of a swap, invited galleries will bring exhibitions to The Pit Presents and in return will open their space to The Pit for an exhibition.

As a small, artist-run gallery, The Pit relies on its art community. Our fellow artists are at the heart of everything we do, and our programs, projects, and events are aimed at supporting and building that community. We actively seek out ways to collaborate with other galleries to grow our respective communities beyond our local boundaries. We believe this kind of collaboration has the potential to help galleries and artists expand our reach in a sustainable, fun way that empowers independent small businesses through mutual benefit. The Pit Presents kicks off programming this November with a swap with New York-based gallery Step Sister, the project space at Brennan & Griffin. The Pit will present an exhibition at Step Sister in March 2019. Lyles & King is next up with a residency in January, followed by a swap with Brussels’ Lévy Delval in March and a residency with Los Osos, California’s Left Field Gallery in May.

Galleries interested in participating can email for more information.