Let's Talk About Art Fairs
A new year brings the joy of a fresh new lineup of art fairs! You might be asking yourself, "WTF is an Art Fair?” If you know what they are are, great! If you don’t...
An art fair is a trade show that anyone (but mostly art dealers, advisors, collectors and curators) can attend to buy art. It’s a great way to buy art from working artists and to #supportgurlartists. You get to see artist’s work “in the wild” and interact it in-person. It’s also a great way to meet and talk to people who share a love of art and artists.
Here are some of our favorites to keep a look out for:
Untitled, Art Miami Beach, San Francisco
Untitled, Art is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Untitled, Art innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify, and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue.
LA Art Show Los Angeles
LA Art Show continues to lead the way with innovative programming and one-of-a-kind experiences for an expanding collecting audience. More than 200,000 square feet of exhibition space is committed to today’s prominent galleries. These domestic and international galleries, beyond their booths, curate special exhibits that are at the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary art movement. The fair offers an extraordinary array of works and experiences in specialized sections.
Photo LA Los Angeles
Photo L.A. cultivates connections between industry elite and up-and-coming talent alike. The longest running international photographic art fair on the West Coast, Photo L.A. has been in operation for nearly three decades.
London Art Fair London
London Art Fair believe that great art provides a lens to see the world through. That’s why every year London Art Fair connects the best galleries from around the world with both seasoned and aspiring collectors, providing a unique opportunity to discover and champion the most outstanding modern and contemporary art of our time.
Art Los Angeles Contemporary Los Angeles
Art Los Angeles Contemporary presents top established and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Participants present some of the most dynamic recent works from their roster of represented artists, offering an informed cross section of what is happening now in contemporary art making. The fair provides a sophisticated yet accessible environment for art collectors, curators, and patrons of the arts alike to enjoy.
The Other Art Fair London, Sydney, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Melbourne, Chicago
Presented by Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair is the UK's leading artist fair to discover and buy art directly from the very best emerging artistic talent. With bi-annual fairs strongly established in London, The Other Art Fair has grown both in the UK and abroad with editions now in Sydney, Melbourne, Brooklyn and Los Angeles, and more.
Frieze Los Angeles, New York, London
Frieze is a media and events company that comprises three publications and four international art fairs, a programme of courses and talks. It's a definitive resource for contemporary art and culture. Frieze art fairs include: Frieze London, Frieze LA, Frieze New York and Frieze Masters.
Art Basel Basel, Miami Beach, Hong Kong
Art Basel's world-leading shows in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami connect collectors, galleries, and artists, and are a driving force in supporting the role galleries play in nurturing the careers of artists. The recently launched Art Basel Cities initiative highlights local art scenes and facilitates international collaborations.
Written by Diane Lindquist