National and International Art Fairs

For those interested in collecting art, art fairs are an excellent place to begin one's art education. One can see a wide range of works in a short period of time. While some fairs focus on a specific type of artwork, such as photography, prints, or contemporary art, others present a broader range. The artwork is usually of good quality, as usually only the top galleries and dealers can afford the high cost of participating in an art fair. In addition, art fair organizers will sometimes selectively invite artists.

If possible, attend art fair opening night previews. This is where you'll find the best selection and have the first opportunity to purchase artwork before the fair opens to the general public. Opening nights are frequently gala events, supporting one or more nonprofit art organizations. They're usually very enjoyable, you can buy art, socialize with the art community, and have a good time.

Europe is a good place to be in the Summer of 2017. Here's a few art excersions you might want to consider. DOCUMENTA 14 is in Kassel, Germany and open through September 17th. SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER 2017 runs through October 1, in Münster, Germany. The 57th VENICE BIENNALE runs through Novermber 26th. MOMENTUM BIENNALE (M9) is in Norway and runs through October 11th. LES RENCONTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE is in Arles, France and continues through September 24th.

Be sure to explore around our website because it has more than 250 pages and 15,000 art related links. Also, please tell your art friends about and come back soon. Our MIAMI AND MIAMI BEACH ART FAIR GUIDE was just released (the first edition, with final edition in late November). Miami Art Week takes place December 4 - 10, 2017.

The best way to find galleries and art fairs around the United States is to use this website. Try an Internet search for "New York Galleries" or "Los Angeles Galleries" and you'll find us listed at or near the top of the search results. The same is true for Art Fairs, try searching for "2017 Art Fairs." Or, just get familiar with our top navigation, where you'll find links to thousands of art related sites and information. We feature gallery guides for the major art cities, as well as every state, and much more.

2017 Art Fairs

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Upcoming Art Fairs

January 2017 Art Fairs

February 2017 Art Fairs

March 2017 Art Fairs

April 2017 Art Fairs

May 2017 Art Fairs

  • Art New York (New York, NY)
    May 3 - 7, 2017
  • CONTEXT New York
    May 3 - 7, 2017
  • Collective Design Fair (New York, NY)
    May 3 - 7, 2017
  • Superfine! (New York, NY)
    May 4 - 7, 2017
    Superfine! is a curated, hyper-contemporary art fair that aims to humanize the art world by building a sustainable platform for the people who dedicate their lives to creating and showcasing the most passionate and authentic artwork. We are a fair that focuses on affordable work, but that's not what defines us. We feel that at its core, the art fair is a place of discovery for collectors and art appreciators - and for galleries and artists, a place to meet those who might appreciate their work and support their careers. Location: 459 W 14th St, Meatpacking District NYC.
  • TEFAF New York Spring (New York, NY)
    May 4 - 7, 2017
  • Frieze Art Fair (New York, NY)
    May 5 - 7, 2017
  • 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
    May 5 - 7, 2017
  • arteBA (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    May 24 - 27, 2017
  • Art Vancouver 2017 (Vancouver, BC)
    May 25 - 28, 2017
    Art! Vancouver is western Canada's largest contemporary art fair. Held at The Vancouver Convention Centre, 40,000 square feet of exhibition space with soaring 47 feet high ceilings. The fair provides a sophisticated environment yet accessible for art collectors, curators, and art lovers to come together under one roof. Also, the fair hosts a comprehensive, curated program of interesting artist talks, panel discussions and performances. Special events are located onsite as well as off site in satellite locations

June 2017 Art Fairs

July 2017 Art Fairs

  • Art Southampton (Southampton, NY)
    July 6 - 10, 2017
  • Art Santa Fe (Santa Fe, NM)
    July 13 - 16, 2017
    This gathering of exceptional galleries, art publishers, and established studio artists from around the world celebrates 16 years this summer. In a locale that overflows with natural beauty, cultural history, and a deep appreciation for the arts, Art Santa Fe is a celebration of world-class modern and contemporary art. Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
  • Silver City Clay Festival (Silver City, NM)
    July 2017

August 2017 Art Fairs

September 2017 Art Fairs

October 2017 Art Fairs

  • Frieze London (London, England)
    October 5 - 8, 2017
  • Frieze Masters (London, England)
    October 5 - 8, 2017
  • Moniker International Art Fair (London, England)
    October 5 - 8, 2017
  • Art Silicon Valley (San Mateo, CA)
    October 5 - 8, 2017
  • Texas Contemporary (Houston, TX)
    October 19 - 22, 2017
  • FIAC (Paris, France)
    October 19 - 22, 2017
  • CLIO Art Fair 2017 (New York, NY)
    October 27 - 29, 2017
    CLIO ART FAIR 2017 focuses attention on the kinds of contemporary art and interventions that are being created by independent artists the world over. Without the constraints and usual concerns of the art business, these artists have no set boundaries - using different materials and media to deviate from accepted art practice definitions in the gallery space. The works exhibited seek to foster a dialogue that transcends prescribed geographies, hierarchies, and markets, expanding the opportunities for greater expression of new media and groundbreaking content.
  • Atlanta Celebrates Photography (Atlanta, GA)
    Month of October 2017

November 2017 Art Fairs

  • IFPDA Print Fair (New York, NY)
    November 2017
  • Art San Diego (San Diego, CA)
    November 2017
  • Paris Photo (Paris, France)
    November 2017
  • The Salon Art + Design (New York, NY)
    November 9 - 13, 2017
    The Salon Art + Design welcomes the world's finest galleries exhibiting historical, modern and contemporary furniture, groundbreaking decorative arts, and late 19th and 20th century fine art. Visitors will find designs by the great 20th century masters, as well as creative works by today's most innovative young artists.

December 2017 Art Fairs

  • Art Basel Miami Beach (Miami Beach, FL)
    December 7 - 10, 2017
  • Art Miami (Miami, FL)
    December 5 - 10, 2017
  • Aqua Art Miami (Miami Beach, FL)
    December 2017
  • CONTEXT Art Miami (Miami, FL)
    December 5 - 10, 2017
  • Design Miami/ (Miami Beach, FL)
    December 6 - 10, 2017
  • Ink Miami (Miami Beach, FL)
    December 2017
  • PULSE Miami Beach (Miami Beach, FL)
    December 2017
  • NADA Art Fair (Miami Beach, FL)
    December 2017
  • Miami Project (Miami Beach, FL)
    December 2017
  • Miami River Art Fair (Miami, FL)
    December 2017
  • Red Dot Miami (Miami, FL)
    December 2017
  • Scope Miami (Miami Beach, FL)
    December 2017
  • Spectrum Miami Art Show (Miami, FL)
    December 2017
  • Superfine! (Miami, FL)
    December 6 - 10, 2017
    The art fair designed to shake up the art market is back for a third Basel week to continue breaking down barriers and promoting a fun, dynamic, and accessible collectors' market in the heart of Midtown Miami. 46 international exhibitors ranging from top global galleries to Miami-bred independent artists will feature over 800 new works (70% priced accessibly between $200 and $4,000) as part of the only fair curated to provide both value and cutting-edge artwork under the same roof. Location: 56 NE 29th Street, Miami, FL 33137.
  • UNTITLED, Miami Beach (Miami Beach, FL)
    December 2017

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EXPO CHGO logo for 2017

September 13 - 17, 2017
Chicago, IL



Start Up Art Fair CHI logo for 2017

stART Up Fair CHI (Chicago, IL)
September 15 - 17, 2017
Chicago, IL



FIAC Paris logo for 2017

October 19 - 22, 2017



Clio Art FAir logo for 2017

CLIO Art Fair 2017
October 27 - 29, 2017
New York, NY




The Salon Art + Design
November 9 - 13, 2017
New York, NY



Superfine! 2017 logo

December 6 - 10, 2017


Art Basel logo for 2017

Art Basel
December 7 - 10, 2017
Miami Beach, FL



TEFAF Maastricht logo for 2017

TEFAF Maastricht
Over for 2017
Maastricht, Netherlands



Art Boca Raton art fair in Florida March 2017

Art Boca Raton
Over for 2017
Boca Raton, FL



Spectrum Indian Wells logo for 2017

SPECTRUM Indian Wells
Over for 2017
Indian Wells, CA



Art Kaohsiung art fair logo for December 2017

Next edition in 2018
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan



Art Palm Beach fair in Florida January 2017

Art Palm Beach
Over for 2017
Palm Beach, FL



Frieze Art New York, 2017 logo

Frieze New York
Over for 2017
New York, NY



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