Last year Frieze inaugurated its Los Angeles fair, which attracted major art collectors, celebrities, and influencers. But the one thing everyone seemed to be talking about most was the “backlot,” an outdoor city-within-a-city situated on a movie set in Paramount Pictures Studios, featuring immersive artist projects (Karon Davis, Shahryar Nashat) alongside pop-ups from my favorite New York pizzeria, Roberta’s, and my go-to e-commerce Web Site, MatchesFashion.com. This is all to say: expectations for 2020 are high.

Participating galleries to watch this time around include Gagosian (exhibiting works by Ed Ruscha), Pace Gallery (showing James Turrell in conjunction with Kayne Griffin Corcoran) and White Cube (Tracey Emin, Theaster Gates, Julie Mehretu). Though the run of the fair is quite short—February 14–16, just a long weekend—L.A. comes alive throughout the week surrounding Frieze. Perhaps the sunshine in mid winter has a bit to do with it…