Art Palm Beach Launches the 2017 Fair Schedule

The fair celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Art Palm Beach 2017. Photo: courtesy of Art Palm Beach.

Open as of yesterday at the Palm beach County Convention center on Florida’s Gold Coast, the 20th anniversary edition of Art Palm Beach presents contemporary, emerging, and modern artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The boutique fair, comprising between 70 and 75 (mostly) local and Latin American exhibitors, is the longest running art fair in Palm Beach County, and it boasts a diverse program of concurrent events.

“In celebration of the fair’s 20th anniversary we have commissioned a special curated exhibition, paintings, sculpture, photography, video, new technologies, performance art, and art installations, offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends,” Art Palm Beach founder Lee Ann Lester said in a statement.

Art Palm Beach 2017. Photo: courtesy of Art Palm Beach.

Art Palm Beach 2017. Photo: courtesy of Art Palm Beach.

As part of the county-wide Palm Beach Week, which runs through January 24th, the fair’s satellite events include art walks, performances, a fundraising gala, open studios, demonstrations, and museum exhibitions.

Other highlights include a discussion on the relationship between art and design with the honorary design chairperson of Art Palm Beach Campion Platt, a former honoree of Architectural Digest’s ‘AD100’ list, and the collector, curator and art historian Jane Hart. Additionally, ‘dialogues,’ a four day conference including 12 lectures and panel discussions, features leading experts and artists such as Perez Museum Miami’s chief curator Rene Morales.

Art Palm Beach 2017. Photo: courtesy of Art Palm Beach.

Art Palm Beach 2017. Photo: courtesy of Art Palm Beach.

Running concurrently, fair partner Art Synergy, a local art initiative representing nine art districts across Palm Beach county, is hosting 35 exhibition openings and evening events at galleries and local art and culture institutions. Amongst its exhibitions will be the 3rd annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition at Art Palm Beach, curated this year by Roland Chang Barrero and featuring 23 artists.

To close the festivities a community brunch, accessible to the public, will take place on Sunday at the Mordes Collection.

Art Palm Beach runs through January 22, 2017 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center,in Palm Beach, FL.

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