PALM BEACH, FL.- ArtPalmBeach
announced the dates of the 2013 edition today. The contemporary fair will return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center January 25th - 28th with a Preview evening January 24th. Now in its 16th year, ArtPalmBeach (APB) is widely considered one of Florida Gold Coasts most influential contemporary art fairs and brings an international focus to the dynamic and ever growing contemporary art scene of Palm Beach every January.
The fair gathers a carefully selected presentation of forward-thinking galleries from around the globe. The selected galleries will present outstanding work by over 500 innovative artists exhibiting all forms of contemporary art including painting, sculpture, photography, design, fine art glass, video and installations from modern art to new cutting-edge artists.
APBs unique lecture program has always been an integral part of the fair and will continue in 2013 with educational perspectives from leading industry experts. Details of the program will be announced during the coming months.
In 2013 the fair will honor Lino Tagliapietra as the Visionary Award recipient. The Visionary Award is presented annually to an individual whose career has made an outstanding contribution to enriching the international art world. This artist emulates the dedication and unwavering commitment to their artistic medium with accomplishments acknowledged by scholars, critics, professional peers, and the general public.
For the past three years, ArtPalmBeach has consistently broken attendance records and left exhibitors pleased by not only the numbers, but also the quality of the fair goers. An estimated crowd of approximately 28,000 people attended APB 2012, including a single-day venue record 8,000 during the fairs opening preview night, which marked the largest art opening for any contemporary fair in Palm Beach history.