Art All Over - San Francisco's Blockbuster Art Fair Weekend

Art is all over the place on any given day. But no more than this weekend with 3 giant Art Fairs in SF happening all at once - enough to give you an artistic adventure overload and leave you intellectually fulfilled for weeks.

When people think of Art Fairs, most will think of the big ones in NYC, LA, and Miami but this year, San Francisco is poised to join their ranks to be the next art destination with three very different art events catering to all types of collectors and spectators. The question is, which one should you attend? If you are an avid art lover, you'll know exactly where your favorite artists will be showing... but for the rest of us - solely attending to view art, it all depends on the experience you seek.

If you've already seen all the permanent collections at the deYoung and SFMOMA, you'll be delighted to visit the SF FineArt Fair and ArtMrkt with its grand selection of artists displaying current works in Museum style. The SF FineArt Fair is held at Fort Mason, where galleries from San Francisco and beyond exhibit large scale pieces, from sculptures to paintings and mixed media masterpieces. If you find yourself at the SF FineArt Fair, check out ArtHaus (San Francisco) and the giant celebrity collages by Alex Guofeng Cao (New York).

SFAFF

PHOTOS FROM SF FINEART FAIR
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Alex Guofengcao
(Portraits by Alex Guofeng Cao, NY)


(Vessel Gallery - Sculpture by Cyrus Tilton | LOVERS)


The ArtMrkt, held at the Concourse Exhibition Center (another huge venue) offers an impressive array of local galleries and a sprinkling of world class galleries from LA, NY and other countries plus a great VIP lounge not to be missed. Check out Eli Ridgway (San Francisco), Dean Project (New York) and Cain Schulte Contemporary Art (San Francisco) Park Life(SF) and EverGold Gallery(SF) while browsing and prepare to be amazed.


PHOTOS FROM artMRKT SF


(Cain Schulte Booth)




(Sculpture by Sean Henry | Man in a Room)



Our favorite fair however would have to be the more intimate event - ARTPAD SF. Exhibiting at the Phoenix Hotel in the TL, large and small galleries have taken over each room displaying a diverse collection of art featuring some of our favorite locals, Project One, Unspeakable Projects, Luggage Store and the Popular Workshop.With Poolside fun, DJs, Drinks and of course all the Art rooms to explore make for a great social art event San Francisco desperately needs more of.



PHOTOS FROM ARTPAD SF


(Unspeakable Projects - Miss World 2011 | Matt Momchilov)


(ArtPad at Phoenix Hotel - Luggage Store Window)


(Collection of works from Project One Gallery)


(Phoenix Hotel Pool )

All the events are worth the entry prices and no doubt you will leave every single one inspired and humbled by the immense talent the world has to offer.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EVENTS VISIT:
MAY 17-20, 2012

ARTPAD SF
http://artpadsf.com/

ARTMRKT SF
http://www.art-mrkt.com/sf

SF FINEART FAIR
http://www.sffineartfair.com/


 



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