Top 10 Art Fairs Around the World

Gianna Marx
Top 10 Art Fairs Around the World
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Lately, it seems as though fairs and festivals are the events to attend. This trend rings true for the art scene as well. With so many wonderful artists spread throughout the world, not to mention the years, it is easy to miss out on some incredible masterpieces. It comes as no surprise, then, just how many different art fairs that are out there dedicated to gathering some of the world’s best artwork together in one place.
From the prestigious Art Basel in Switzerland to New York’s own exciting Armory Show, these fairs offer a wide range of exhibitions that cater to a variety of tastes.
Click through the gallery above to see what each fair has to offer, and let us know which event you would love to attend in the comments section below!

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ART BASEL, Switzerland

Every June, art lovers flock to Switzerland to view top artists from around the world at this annual contemporary art fair that has been called "the Olympics of the art world." Its sister exhibition, Art Basel Miami, has grown to equal, if not eclipse, the original.

Photo: The Telegraph/

ARCOmadrid, Spain

ARCOmadrid offers a variety of contemporary art, ranging from avant-garde to pop. Established to support the development of an art market in Spain, it has become an important event in the Spanish art scene, catering to both private and corporate collectors

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ART DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

Just as Dubai is making a name for itself in business and tourism, the city has been making a splash in the art world as well. This international art fair is part of the city's Art Week, and welcoms an impressive number of visitors and international museum groups each year.

Photo: TimeOut Dubai/


Launched in 1967, Art Cologne is the world's longest running modern and contemporary art fair, featuring around 200 galleries from over two dozen countries boasting a wide range of works by established and emerging artists alike.

Photo: ArtInfo/

FIAC, Paris

Hosted in the beautiful Grand Palais and gardens of the Louvre, FIAC attendees can peruse exceptional art in a particularly beautiful setting. This contemporary fair offers over 170 galleries showcasing works from artists both known and new.  

Photo: The Red List/


Originally established to sell original works from contemporary artists, Frieze Art Fair has become an iconic cultural event, with thousands of visitors coming to peruse over 170 galleries.

Photo: Guest of a Guest/


Among the most popular and best attended art events in the world, the India Art Fair (previously known as The India Art Summit) features an impressive collection of 91 galleries from 91 countries. 

Photo: Sajjad Hussein/

MIART, Milan

MIART aspires to connect the past and present through modern and contemporary art with a large art selection from over 150 galleries.

Photo: MiArt/


The European Fine Art Fair, better known as TEFAF Maastricht, provides a look at genuine masterpieces and historic pieces collected from the most prestigious dealers around the world.

Photo: Ana Rita/


The Armory Show in Manhattan features the best modern and contemporary artwork from the 20th and 21st centuries, and boasts a complete program of arts events and exhibitions.

Photo: Gothamist/

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