February 28, 2013
Art Wynwood, one of the most prominent international art fairs in the country, has finished with record-breaking success. According to a report in ARTFIX Daily, this year’s fair was a resounding success.
The second edition of Art Wynwood, the Wynwood Art District’s highly anticipated international contemporary art fair hosted by Art Miami LLC, closed its doors Monday, Feb. 18, following sales by more than 90 percent of participating galleries and more than 27,500 visitors – an increase of more than 4,000 from last year’s inaugural fair. Once again the five-day fair was held during President’s Day Weekend coinciding with the Yacht & Brokerage Show. Many of the 70-plus exhibitors also noted strong leads and anticipated follow up sales with serious collectors in the days following the fair.
Art Wynwood was held during President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 14 through 18, 2013, in the 100,000-square-foot Art Miami Pavilion in Midtown Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood Arts District. The five-day international contemporary art fair drew international support and attention for its impressive program of emerging and mid-career, cutting-edge, modern works including paintings, photography, sculpture, art video and new media, conceptual art and street art by more than 1,000 celebrated and emerging artists represented by more than 70 galleries from Argentina, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Venezuela and the United States.
“The second edition of Art Wynwood once again proved that there is a vibrant international collecting audience year round in Miami. With more than 90 percent of the galleries reporting sales throughout Miami’s busiest holiday weekend, Art Wynwood manifests a big future as it satisfied contemporary art collectors at all levels and continues to take on its own identity as it complements the surrounding Midtown and Wynwood Art District. We look forward to Art Wynwood’s further expansion in the 2014 edition,” said Nick Korniloff, director and partner of Art Miami LLC.
Indeed, even the event’s VIP preview on Valentine’s Day met with an exceptionally high attendance, as over 6,200 collectors and art enthusiasts attended with much fanfare. Plans are already underway for Art Wynwood 2014, which will kick off with a VIP preview on February 13.
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