The Annex

Discover something new, something edgy, something fun and exciting.

The Annex is a new concept space located in Kentia Hall, adjacent to Artist Alley. Established in 2018, The Annex serves as a space to showcase creators' designs alongside fashion brands, curated to feature only the most cutting-edge fashion and art. Additionally, The Annex includes live art, portfolio reviews, the AX Memorabilia Exhibit, an attendee lounge area, a lounge area for Artist Alley participants and exhibitors, and a few other one-of-a-kind experiences you won't find anywhere else.

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Featured Artists

Throughout the weekend, our talented artists will be onsite making largescale, unique art pieces. Come witness the artists create beautiful pieces live in The Annex.


Portfolio Sessions

Anime Expo is once again proud to provide aspiring artists with a venue to gather, learn, and gain feedback on their artwork from industry professionals as it is important that artists have a friendly, encouraging environment with which to enjoy all aspects of anime. These Portfolio Review sessions are strictly to help provide feedback and guidance to the next generation of anime artists. These reviews are free of charge with no obligation from either side to move forward with a business relationship.


  • Each session must be completed within 15 minutes.
  • You may bring a physical portfolio for review. If you are going to bring a digital portfolio, make sure your phone or tablet are fully charged and that your artwork is already downloaded to your device. Internet and power will not be provided onsite.
  • Do NOT ask for autographs or photos.
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