The area’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern art returns to the Palm Beach County Convention Center January 25-29, with new leaders at the helm who promise a continuation of the fair’s longtime success with “a new and exciting direction.” In addition to the more than 80 galleries in attendance, Art Palm Beach will debut DIVERSEartLA, a platform with a rotating group of art institutions, as well as a partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
This year, the owners of the prestigious and innovative LA Art Show will bring their knowledge and expertise to Palm Beach. “We will be creating a completely revamped Art Palm Beach,” said Kassandra Voyagis, the show’s producer and director. “Under our leadership, we will take this show in an exciting direction, marrying both fairs in a dynamic state-of-the-art bicoastal enterprise.”
Before Art Palm Beach’s acquisition by Scott Diament and Rob Samuels of the Palm Beach Show Group, the fair was organized by IFAE founders Lee Ann and David Lester, the original founders of both Art Miami and Art Asia Hong Kong. Building on the successes of the past and the stellar reputation of the LA Art Show, this fair will be unlike any other.
More than 80 contemporary, emerging, and modern art galleries will exhibit at Art Palm Beach. In addition, DIVERSEartLA will make its South Florida debut. DIVERSEartLA engages local communities by generating innovative ideas and driving social change through art. Renowned art curator Marisa Caichiolo and international artists like Marcos Lutyens will be in attendance focusing on immersive art experiences.
Art Palm Beach has also forged a local partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Art Palm Beach will donate 15 percent of the show’s proceeds to St. Jude, including the night of the star-studded VIP opening night premier event. Tickets for opening night are $150 and general admission tickets start at $30.