Vancouver’s largest fine arts fair is back at the Vancouver Convention Centre on May 26-29. Making a splash for arts-lovers of all levels and ages, Art! Vancouver is Western Canada’s only international fine arts fair. This year, the event is expected to attract 10,000 attendees, including a wide range of creative and sophisticated young professionals.
Whether you’re a keen art aficionado or just starting on your collection, this second annual event is set to be an extravagant affair, with curated artists from across Canada and around the world. The 100+ exhibiting artists represent a variety of styles and mediums, and provides Vancouverites with the chances to get personal with their art.
That’s certainly the idea behind the always-popular Face of Art Runway on opening night (Thursday May 26), when artists present both artwork and personality on the catwalk.
Not sure where to start? Take a look at the full schedule of events happening over the packed four days. In particular, the Keynote Speaker Series is your window to art collecting, marketing, and appraising. Seasoned artists and appraisers take you behind the scenes of the art industry, and this year’s lineup includes some fascinating topics:
- Paul Constable (The True Business of Art)
- Jim Finlay (Methodology and Practice of Fine Art Appraisal)
- Kathy van Gogh (Tie-dye for Canvas – demo)
To cap off your artsy explorations, there are also off-site exhibitions at Nancy Lord and Leone, as well as after-parties at Bauhaus and Sai Woo Restaurants. Attendees are encouraged to go on a self-guided tour, visiting off-site events as well as noted artworks from the Vancouver Biennale.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting your feet wet, Art! Vancouver is sure to have something for everyone. On May 26-29, come celebrate great art and artists at the seawall’s Convention Centre in downtown Vancouver.
- Thursday, May 26, 5:00 – 10:00PM (VIP Preview & Opening Night Gala)
- Friday, May 27, 11:00AM – 7:00PM
- Saturday, May 28, 11:00AM – 7:00PM
- Sunday, May 29, 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building (Exhibition Hall B)
Tickets and more information: www.artvancouver.net
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