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art festivals in united states


Even though numerous art festivals pop up across different parts of the US, there are some that stand out. Some stand up in terms of attendance and atmosphere. From a small street art festival to nation’s capital to a laid-back event set in a valley, there are so many things to see at the art extravaganza. Even if you are not ready to apply to exhibit your work, attending them could be beneficial. Let’s look at the top picks for America’s art festivals.

Art Basel Miami

Art Basel Miami Beach was established in 2002 and is held every year in December before the start of the holidays. It is a sister event to the internationally renowned Art Basel in Switzerland, which was founded in 1970.the show includes significant work for well-known contemporary and modern art names as well as emerging artists. The show included all visual media that comprises of sculptures, paintings, photographs, installations and film providing a comprehensive overview of the current state art across the world.


The Armory show, New York

The armory shows was founded in 2000 is the leading fine art fair in the united states. The fair is devoted to the most essential art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Every March, galleries, artists, curators, collectors and critics from all over the world gather for the Armory Arts Week. The Armory show has served as a link for the art world, motivating dialogue, patronage and discovery in the visual arts.

Scope art show, Miami

Since 2000, the SCOPE Art Show has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art. With art fairs in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons, SCOPE Art Show has garnered critical acclaim, with sales of over $100 million and attendance of over 30,000 visitors. The show encompasses younger galleries and emerging artists which has increased reputation for identifying a novel global visual trend.

SOFA Chicago

The wildly popular Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) takes place at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall every autumn. The gallery-presented festival crosses the boundaries of decorative, fine art and design and is comparable to Art Basel. About 80 galleries from across the globe offer intriguing pieces that provoke and entertain as well as one-of-a-kind masterworks. SOFA often presents special exhibits by renowned museums, universities and arts organizations, surveys emerging trends in the art world, and is known for an extensive lecture and film series all included in admission price.

Kimball Arts Festival, Utah

Now, in its 50thyear, the Kimball Arts Festival is Utah’s longest-running visual arts festival and is one of the most highly regarded art events in the West. For three days, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival proudly features more than 220 of North America’s finest artists across 13 disciplines, providing visitors with an opportunity to meet and purchase art from a wide variety of talented artists from across the country and internationally.


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