As the art world sets its sights on South Florida, Next Level Fairs is reshaping the art fair concept for the 21st edition of ArtPalmBeach to connect exhibitors and collectors in dynamic new ways. The trendsetting founders of major fairs in Miami. Palm Beach and Hong Kong since 1990 are once again breaking ground with a multifaceted redesign to make spaces as creative as the artwork on view. This refreshing environment enhances the experience for visitors and the opportunities for more than 60 exhibitors to showcase established and emerging talents from around the world.
ArtPalmBeach 2018 introduces arenas dedicated to discovery, from specialized sections for urban art and accessible acquisitions, to imagination stations for interacting with virtual reality or tactile crafts. While the cutting-edge forms and compelling themes of artworks captivate sophisticated collectors, a new children’s area will stimulate the artistic instincts of the youngest fairgoers with playful furnishings and activities led by professional educators.
Recognizing the importance of meeting with clients and colleagues in a comfortably refined atmosphere, Next Level Fairs is opening a lively gastropub for a limited run January 17-21 to complement more traditional options for drinking and dining. Collectors and professionals can also congregate in the elegant VIP lounge or chill amid the lush landscaping of an indoor sculpture garden.
Long established as a highlight of the winter social calendar, the Collector’s First View promises to be even more spectacular on January 17 as prominent guests enter the Palm Beach County Convention Center through its sparkling new entrance plaza steps from the new 3,000-car garage and 400-room Hilton Hotel poised to accommodate our annual attendance of more than 25,000 visitors over the course of the fair. The Center’s $45 parking lot million expansion sets the stage for a welcome unlike any other as Art Palm Beach rolls out the red carpet with original projections, musical performances, large-scale sculptures, and live painting.