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Top 38 International Art Fairs To Attend

The international art fair has always been the most popular way to showcase works from a range of local and international galleries, allowing both complete novices through to professionals the chance to buy something they love, regardless of price. So, whether you are searching for the perfect artwork, sculpture or photo, here is our definitive list of only the best art fairs around the world.

1. ART ROTTERDAM

Date: 6th-9th February 2020
Location: Van Nellefabriek, Van Nelleweg 1, 304BC Rotterdam
Ticket Price: 16.50 € online. Under thirteens go free

If you are looking for a Holland art fair, Art Rotterdam is a perfect choice. This Rotterdam art fair, with a particular emphasis on young art, features museum exhibits, lectures, guided tours, debates and pop-up shows from national and international locations. The best fair for coverage of the Rotterdam art scene.

Rotterdam – Van Nellefabriek by Arco Ardon is licensed under CC BY 2.0

2. ARCO MADRID

Date: 26th February – 1st March 2020
Location: IFEMA, Feria De Madrid
Ticket Price: 20 – 66 €

There are many things to do in Madrid, but attending the ARCO International Fair is not to be missed. On the international circuit, few contemporary fairs compete. As well as Madrid artists, you’ll be able to view work from all over the globe, along with many different spaces on offer.

Fachada Feria de Madrid – IFEMA by alquiler de Coches is licensed under CC BY 2.0

3. ART UP

Date: 5th – 8th March 2020
Location: Lille Grand Palais
Ticket Price: T.B.C

Art Up Lille has over 38,000 visitors each year, boasting over 100 featured galleries both local and around the globe, such as Galerie Martine Ehmer and Espace Du Dedans. If you are interested in tapestry and textiles, the 2020 fair is not one to miss.

Near the old stock exchange

4. AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

Date: 17th – 20th October 2019
Location: Battersea Evolution, Queenstown Road, London, SW8 4NW
Ticket Price: £9 to £27

Now in its twentieth year, Affordable Art Fair London offers a range of affordable art for virtually any budget right up to £6000. With a sociable atmosphere, enjoy drinks and live DJ’s on Thursday night and even coffee and cake over the weekend.

Battersea by CeresB is licensed under CC BY 2.0

5. ART PARIS

Date: 2nd – 5th April 2020
Location: Grand Palais
Ticket Price: T.B.C 

This worldwide art event at Grand Palais allows visitors to experience 150 galleries, video exhibits and conferences on Paris Artwork. With a particular emphasis on promoting young artists, this fair has a good selection of exhibits from individual countries, with top galleries such as Galerie, Galeria Miquel Alzuela and ARTCO.

Grand Palais by julien Chatelain is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

6. MIART

Date: 17th – 19th April 2020
Location: Fiera Milano, Viale Scarampo, 20149, Milan
Ticket Price: Regular admission 15 €

If you are seeking a design fair or art gallery exhibition in Milan, Miart has everything covered, from early revival right through to contemporary work. Many artists are featured by top global galleries, including 10 A.M. Art, Maria Bernheim, Giovanni Bonelli and Bortolami.

Porta Ovest by Luca Volpi is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

7. ART COLOGNE

Date: 23rd – 26th April 2020
Location: Koelnmesse, Messepl. 1, 50679 Köln, Germany
Ticket Price: Between 17 and 64 € online

Visiting Cologne this April? Learn about the Cologne art scene and Cologne fine art at ‘Art Cologne’, where you can purchase art from one of the oldest fairs internationally. There are 180 galleries featured, so whether you are looking for old or contemporary, you’re bound to find it here.

Gamescom 2010 außen by Anton Porsche is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

8. PHOTO LONDON

Date: 14th – 17th May 2020
Location: Somerset House, London
Ticket Price: 32 € for a weekend pass. Under 13s go free

The world-class photographer’s gallery that is Photo London is not only for artists and galleries to showcase work. The general public can take part in this photo exhibition through the many exhibitions, installations, and talks on offer. So if you’re looking for something vintage or a more established item, check out galleries such as 303 and Inda which will be featured next year.

Somerset House, London by Roman Boed is licensed under CC BY 2.0

9. ART BERLIN

Date: 12th – 15th September 2019
Location: Airport Tempelhof, Hanger 5 & 6, Tempelhofer Dam 45, 12101 Berlin, U6 Parade Rd.
Ticket Price: 16 – 45 €

Art Berlin really does have it all. Including 110 worldwide galleries such as Steve Turner and Ute Parduhn. You can find your perfect contemporary work of art in Berlin Germany. Why not check out the many talk shows, videos, and gallery openings too at this Berlin festival?

The Massive Terminal Building by Ian Weddell is licensed under CC BY 2.0

10. ART BASEL SWITZERLAND

Date: 18th – 21st June 2020
Location: Messe Basel, Messeplatz 10, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
Ticket Price: T.B.C

If you are looking for things to do in Basel Switzerland in June, Art Basel Switzerland will feature the work of over 4000 artists from top international galleries such as Galerie Gisela Capitain and Paula Cooper. Included also are talks, exhibitions, and events in Basel which feature exciting locations such as the Galerie D’Art, in addition to others.

Messe Basel by Rosmarie Voegtli is licensed under CC BY 2.0

11. ART BASEL HONG KONG

Date: 19th – 21st March 2020
Location: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, H.K China
Ticket Price: T.B.C

The best thing about Art Basel Hong Kong is that it showcases the region’s diversity through a range of historical material and current pieces from emerging artists. Blindspot, De Sarthe and Ben Brown Fine Arts are just a few of this year’s galleries involved in the Hong Kong exhibition.

Wanchai Convention & Exhibition Centre by Warren R.M. Stuart under CC BY-ND 2.0

12. FRIEZE ART FAIR

Date: 3rd – 6th October 2019
Location: Regents Park, London
Ticket Price: 38.70 € one day entry between 12pm & 2pm

The Frieze Art Fair London gives you the chance to browse and buy art from over 1000 of the top current artists, showcased by 160 of the world’s best galleries such as Gagosian and Alexander Gray Associates. There are also curated sections and talk programs you can get involved in at this popular London gallery.

Regent’s Park, London by a.canvas.of.light under CC BY 2.0

13. FRIEZE LOS ANGELES

Date: 14th – 16th February 2020
Location: Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ticket Price: T.B.C Autumn 2019

If you want to browse Los Angeles art from some of the most significant and forward-thinking modern galleries from around the world or want to get involved in talks, projects and films, we highly recommend attending Frieze Art Fair Los Angeles.

Paramount Pictures Studio Tour by Neil Thompson under CC BY-SA 2.0

14. FRIEZE NEW YORK

Date: 6th – 10th May 2020
Location: Randall’s Island Park, New York
Ticket Price: T.B.C

Frieze New York brings together multiple international galleries featuring a range of work, both modern and traditional. This year’s Frieze Fair will cover VR, plus a new outdoor display combining the work of over 14 international artists. So if you’re thinking which New York art fair to go to this year, choose Frieze.

Interstate 278 – New York by Doug Kerr under CC BY-SA 2.0

15. ARS ELECTRONICA

Date: 5th – 9th September 2019
Location: POSTCITY, Linz
Ticket Price: 9.50 €

Do you enjoy things such as fashion, interactive art and technology? If so, you’d love ARS Electronica, combining elements of art, technology, and society, with an emphasis on the ways they affect our lives every day.

Ars Electronica Center, Linz 2016 by Dage – Looking For Europe, under CC BY 2.0

16. ART PALM BEACH

Date: 31st January – 3rd February 2020
Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard
Ticket Price: One day pass $15 online

Art Palm Beach is a fine arts festival featuring 2000 artists available through 75 different international galleries including names such as Marilia Razuk, Luciana Caravello and Galeria Athena. This year is particularly exciting for Palm Beach Art Show because there will be new pavilions for art, design, and video.

FL704 West – Royal Palm way by formulaone, under CC BY-SA 2.0

17. ART RIO

Date: 19th – 22nd September 2019
Location: Marina Da Gloria, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Art Rio isn’t simply an art fair. It is an event that allows everyone to access up and coming and established artists. Whilst actively promoting artists throughout the year, it hosts some well-known galleries, including Marilia Ruzak and Lauciana Caravello.

Marina da Glória – Rio de Janeiro by Cyro A. Silva under CC BY 2.0

18. ARTISSIMA

Date: 1st – 3rd November 2019
Location: OVAL Lingotto Fiere, Via Giacomo Matte Trucco, 70 – Torino

If you’re looking for the number one contemporary art fair in Italy, it would have to be Artissima. Looking at the entire global market, it features 200 galleries including 1301PE, gb Agency and Almeida E Dale. Enjoy three separate sections at the Tornio exhibitions and re-discover the early beginnings of modern art.

Torino by epanto, under CC BY-SA 2.0

19. COPENHAGEN ART WEEK

Date: 12th – 17th May 2020
Location: Over 60 exhibition sites around Copenhagen

Looking for the best galleries in Copenhagen? Copenhagen art week features the best international and danish art amongst the best contemporary art galleries in Europe. No matter who you are, you can take advantage of the many exhibitions, events, performances, concerts, debates, tours and activities that take place all week.

Popular square in Copenhagen

20. DOCUMENTA

Date: 18th June – 25th September 2022
Location: Museum Fridericianum, gGmbH, Friedrichsplatz 18, 34117 Kassel

Every five years, Documenta brings together various international galleries and is cutting edge in terms of current happenings in the art world and German art movements too. The focus is very much on contemporary trends, as well as challenging typical views of art from wider society. All presented as a modern art exhibition in the exciting city of Kassel.

Museum Fridericianum by Martin aka Maha, under CC BY-SA 2.0

21. FIAC – FOIRE INTERNATIONALE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN

Date: 17th – 20th October 2019
Location: Grand Palais, Petit Palais & Hors Les Murs, Paris, France
Ticket Price: 38 €

Featuring 200 exhibits from the best galleries worldwide such as Karsten Greve and Marian Goodman, FIAC brings together the best in modern art and design. Whether you are looking for a painting, sculpture or photo, you can find everything here, from the traditional to modern.

The Petit Palais by Timothy Tolle, under CC BY-SA 2.0

22. ISTANBUL BIENNIAL

Date: 14th September – 9th November 2019
Location: Antrepo 5, Pera Museum, Buyukada Island, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Biennial explores the best art from the Istanbul art scene and international destinations with particular emphasis on contemporary art. It has become something of a meeting point in Istanbul, to explore the best in visual arts, art from diverse cultures, and biennial art.

Istanbul by Surreal Name Given, under CC BY-SA 2.0

23. LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA

Date: 11th May – 24th November 2019
Location: Giardini Della Biennale & Arsenale Exhibition Spaces

The phrase that will encapsulate this year’s La Biennale Di Venezia is ‘May you live in interesting times’. For the best Venetian artists, be sure not to miss this art exhibition, featuring only the best art galleries in Venice.

Venice, September 2017: Giardini by Daniel X. O’Neill under CC BY 2.0

24. MASTERPIECE LONDON ART FAIR

Date: 25th June – 1st July 2020
Location: South Grounds, The Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3 4LW
Ticket Price: T.B.C Spring 2020

At the Masterpiece Art Fair, 150 international exhibitors are featured, including Richard Green, Grima, and Patrick Heide Contemporary Art. Everything on offer can be viewed at this London art fair, which includes work from all origins, periods and price points.

Chelsea Flower Show 2010 by Harry Lawford under CC BY 2.0

25. PALM BEACH MODERN & CONTEMPORARY

Date: 9th – 12th January 2020
Location: Palm Beach Modern, Contemporary Pavilion, 825 S Dixie Hwy @ Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Ticket Price: Check 60 days before fair starts

Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary appeals to virtually anyone, whether you are a beginner wanting to start your collection or an avid collector. You will find a range of modern, post-war pieces from a range of international galleries such as Bel-Air Fine Art, Hawk Galleries and Long-Sharp Gallery.

West Palm Beach in the background by Antoine Gady under CC-BY-ND 2.0

26. RENCONTRES D’ARLES

Date: T.B.C 2020
Location: Multiple heritage sites in Arles, France
Ticket Price: T.B.C

Rencontres D’Arles, in Arles, France, presents itself as an ideal way for emerging photographers and creatives to get themselves into the public domain. Boasting over 14,000 visitors in the last 2018 festival photo Arles event, it shows off the best international photography out there.

Arles by tpholland under CC BY 2.0

27. ART DUBAI

Date: 25th – 28th March 2020
Location: Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

If you want to get involved in a range of creative and cultural events, not only in Dubai but also across the United Arab Emirates, Dubai Art Week is a great choice. It has now become an important global art destination as well as an internationally recognized destination of culture.

Madinat Jumeirah @ Dubai by Guilhem Vellut under CC BY 2.0

28. SCOPE MIAMI BEACH

Date: 3rd – 8th December 2019
Location: Ocean Drive, 8th Street, Miami Beach, Florida

For the best in 140 exhibitions from 60 cities across 25 countries, Miami Art Fair cannot be missed. Miami contemporary art fair is a six-day event, welcoming 60,000 people in total. It is very much a game-changer, expected to shake up the face of the contemporary art market.

Miami Beach Florida US by dicau58, under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

29. SCOPE NEW YORK

Date: 5th – 8th March 2020
Location: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Another international art fair that paves the way for emerging artists and galleries, Scope New York features sixty international exhibits in a central location. Particular emphasis is placed on market nuances and major cultural influences, not to mention cutting edge contemporary pieces too.

P1090084 by Frej Berg under CC BY-SA 2.0

30. SCOPE BASEL

Date: 11th – 14th June 2020
Location: Holzpark Klybeck,. 40, 4057 Basel, Basle-Ville, Switzerland

In 2020, Scope Basel will feature seventy international exhibits with a particular focus on new contemporary works. This will be held in an imposing and impressive space for the 13th edition of this not to be missed fair featuring pieces you won’t find anywhere else.

Basel, Switzerland by C N, under CC BY-SA 2.0

31. TEFAF – EUROPEAN FINE ART FAIR – MAASTRICHT

Date: 7th – 15th March 2020
Location: Forum 100, 6229 GV Maastricht, Netherlands

To see the best in fine art, antiques, and design through the ages, few European art auctions compete with TEFAF in Maastricht. With a network of only the best international dealers such as Galerie Flore and Porcini, along with a rigorous quality control process for all pieces, at TEFAF, you’ll find only the best.

Maastricht by Metro Centric, under CC BY 2.0

32. THE ARMOURY SHOW

Date: 5th – 8th March 2020
Location: 711 12th Avenue, Piers 90 & 94, New York

In its 25 year existence, The Armoury has always stayed strong to its mission. An event in the very center of New York that isn’t to be missed. It is the go-to fair to discover only the best 20th and 21st-century international art from all over the globe with not only gallery exhibits, but engaging public programs too.

By Rob Zand, under CC-BY-SA 2.0

33. INDIA ART FAIR

Date: 30th January – 2nd February 2020
Location: NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, 110020
Ticket Price: Tickets available from October 2019

India Art Fair is no ordinary art fair. It allows both local and international audiences to engage with the culture of the South Asia region and showcases the best in modern Indian art by top Indian artists. This is achieved by exhibitions which reflect the cultures of each state through galleries, charities, national institutions and festivals too.

New Delhi Paharganj rooftop view by Andrzej Wrotek under CC BY-ND 2.0

34. LONDON ART FAIR

Date: 22nd – 26th January 2020
Location: Business Design Center, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH
Ticket Price: T.B.C late 2019

Every year, London Art Festival features the best international galleries, allowing collectors to find some of the best contemporary pieces of our time. Make new connections, learn and engage with galleries, artists, collectors, and curators at this British Art Fair.

Business Design Centre by Lars Plougmann under CC BY-SA 2.0

35. NEW ZEALAND ART SHOW

Date: 29th May – 1st June 2020
Location: TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Ticket Price: T.B.C November

Looking for the largest sale of affordable art? The NZ Art Show is the perfect place to find it. As well as promoting NZ artists and art, New Zealand Art provides an opportunity to celebrate New Zealand culture and identity and appreciate the diverse range of art available in New Zealand.

View overlooking Wellington, NZ

36. PARIS PHOTO – FOIRE INTERNATIONALE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE

Date: 7th – 10th November 2019
Location: Grand Palais, Paris
Ticket Price: Day Rate 30 €

Paris Photo is the largest international exhibition for photography. With 200 exhibitors from all over the world, it has only leading galleries such as XIPAAS and Stanley-Wise. As well as the usual range of exhibitions it also features a book fair with a range of rare editions from the best artists going.

Grand Palais by Julien Chatelain under CC BY-SA 2.0

37. ART VANCOUVER

Date: 16th – 19th April 2020
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre – East, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3C1
Ticket Price: 15 € online day rate

Art Vancouver is a popular art festival, drawing in over 10,000 art lovers every year. As well as showcasing the most well known international talent, it also provides a springboard for up and coming artists.

Vancouver Convention Centre West by Karen Neoh under CC BY-SA 2.0

38. TORONTO ART FAIR

Date: 25th – 27th October 2019
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

As well as showcasing the best artwork from local Canadian artists as well as international ones, Toronto Art Fair also has a range of other engaging activities such as lectures, projects and panel discussions from leading figures in the art world. Only expect the best international galleries, including Galerie 3, Han Art and Catriona Jeffries.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre by Jeff Hitchcock under CC BY 2.0