As 2024 approaches, let’s have a look at the art fair calendar for the new year and discover the most exciting international events.

This article gives an overview of the main upcoming art fairs in each continent, as well as their dates and locations.

The Art Fair Calendar in 2024: All the Upcoming Events

Art Fairs in Europe in 2024

When it comes to the number of internationally renowned art fairs, Europe definitely takes the lead. January kicks things off with the London Art Fair 2024 (17th - 21st) followed straight away by the popular BRAFA 2024 in Brussels, Belgium, from January 28th to February 4th. The first weekend of February (1st - 4th) will also see Art Rotterdam 2024 taking place in The Netherlands’ most vibrant port city. ARCOmadrid in Madrid, Spain will open the month of March (6th - 10th), followed by TEFAF Maastricht 2024 (9th - 14th), one of the most important European art fairs. Art Paris 2024 will take place from the 4th to the 7th of April in the French capital, while miart 2024 in Milan, Italy, Art Düsseldorf 2024 in Germany, and the Tbilisi Art Fair 2024 in Georgia will all run from the 12th to the 14th. June 13-16 will see Art Basel 2024, one of the leading art fairs in Europe, hosted in Basel, Switzerland.

The first important fair after the summer break will be Frieze London 2024, taking place on October 9-13. Right after Frieze, from October 18th to the 20th, Paris+ Par Art Basel 2024 will be held in Paris, France. The month of November will see ARTISSIMA 2024 happening in Turin from the 1st - 3rd, and ART COLOGNE 2024 from the 7th - 10th in Germany. Did you know that the origins of ART COLOGNE trace back to 1967, earning it the title of first art fair in the world?

Art Fairs in the US and Canada in 2024

The well established art market in the US and Canada has paved the way for numerous globally  recognized art fairs. Starting mid February (14th - 18th) with the LA Art Show 2024 in Los Angeles, followed by the Palm Beach Modern Contemporary 2024 in West Palm Beach from the 21st to the 24th of March. The weekend of 11-14 April will be a busy one for both the American and Canadian art scenes, with EXPO CHICAGO 2024 happening in the US and Art Vancouver 2024 in Canada. May will be a vibrant month for New York, with both Frieze New York 2024 (precise dates yet to be announced) and TEFAF New York 2024 (10th - 14th) taking place in the bustling city.

After the summer break, New York will again be in the spotlight with The Armory Show 2024 from the 6th to the 8th of September. Art Toronto 2024 will take place in the Canadian city from the 24th - 27th of October, and Art Basel Miami Beach 2024 will close next year’s art fair season from the 6th - 8th of December in Miami Beach, Florida.  

Art Fairs in Asia in 2024

As previously discussed in our article about the Art Market Trends in 2023, the Asian art market is growing steadily. There are several art fairs in the region worth keeping on the radar. ART SG 2024 is one of these, taking place in Singapore from the 19th - 21st of January. It’s followed straight away by the India Art Fair 2024 in New Delhi from the 1st - 4th of February. At the end of March (28th - 30th) we recommend visiting Art Basel Hong Kong 2024, while in September (4th - 7th) Frieze Seoul 2024, in South Korea.  

Art Fairs in LATAM in 2024

The emerging art market in South America has brought up several talented artists over the past years, and some of the international fairs in the region really deserve a visit. Coming up in January (6th - 9th) is ESTE ARTE 2024 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Ch.ACO 2024 will take place in Santiago de Chile from the 20th - 24th of March, followed by Pinta PArC 2024 from 24-28 April in Lima, Peru. The end of September (25th - 29th) will see ArtRio 2024 happening in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil followed closely by Pinta BAphoto 2024 in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 3rd - 6th October.

Art Fairs in Africa in 2024

The fine art market in Africa is becoming more prominent, driven by an increasing demand from both international and local collectors. Among the main art fairs is 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2024, taking place in Marrakech, Morocco from the 8th - 11th of February, followed by the Cape Town Art Fair 2024 in South Africa, from the 16th - 18th of the same month. The beginning of March will see Art Dubai 2024 happening in the UAE from the 1st - 3rd, while Art X Lagos 2024 will be the highlight of the second half of the year, taking place in Lagos, Nigeria from Oct 31st - Nov 3rd.

Art Fairs in Oceania in 2024

The Australian and New Zealand art market is a peculiar one, as it is influenced by the Western art events in Europe and North America, but also deeply characterized by First Nations roots (Aboriginal in Australia and Māori in New Zealand). The Melbourne Art Fair 2024 is one of the first events coming up next year, from the 22nd - 25th of February in Southbank. Aotearoa Art Fair 2024, the main art event in New Zealand, will take place from the 18th - 21st of April in Auckland. The main fair of the region, Sydney Contemporary 2024, will happen in Sydney from the 5th - 8th of September.

Digital Exhibitions as an Alternative to Art Fairs

Taking part in an international art fair is one of the most expensive choices a gallerist could make. The price per square meter of booth space might range from $200 - 300 in the minor fairs, but shoot up over $1000 for the best locations at the major fairs. Over the past few years, new platforms have emerged to make it easier to set up art shows… digitally! One such online platform is Villume. On Villume, gallery owners or artists have the option to select a virtual space from a variety of templates and personalize the interiors according to their requirements. Opting for a digital art show can be a strategic decision to reach a wider audience and present new works at a cost-effective rate.

In 2024, art enthusiasts can anticipate a vibrant year with international art fairs across the globe. From established events in Europe and North America to the growing scenes in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Oceania, the art market promises diversity and excitement. In this context, the article highlights the increasing popularity of digital exhibitions, whose setup is available through online platforms such as Villume, as a cost-effective alternative for artists and galleries to showcase their work.

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