In 2013 ART Santa Fe celebrated its thirteenth successful fair, once again offering an all-encompassing experience that included a high-class mix of excellent contemporary galleries from all over the globe, cutting-edge art installations, and emerging artists and dealers. The high-stakes world of the international art fair once again provided heady, glamorous fare for serious collectors and scene-seekers alike.
ART Santa Fe’s style offered a perfect balance of breadth and intimacy, allowing visitors to speak with dealers and artists while experiencing a full range of art in a comprehensible context. And unlike other art fairs, the experience did not end at the exhibition hall’s doors. The events planned in conjunction with ART Santa Fe 2013 included our gala opening night Vernissage and the prestigious Art Santa Fe Presents lecture featuring a keynote speaker of prominence in the contemporary art world. And as Smart Money magazine recently noted: “The [Santa Fe] arts scene is one of the best you’ll find anywhere. Santa Fe is dotted with 240 art galleries and the home of Art Santa Fe, an international art fair that attracts buyers and tourists from around the globe.”
ART Santa Fe also offered exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the most beautiful time of year in a unique and interesting city, a city that Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s 2009 Reader’s Choice Awards named as the third best U.S. city to visit. Santa Fe’s rich cultural mix included performances at the award-winning open-air theater of the Santa Fe Opera, with sunset and stars forming part of the backdrop; and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Numerous outdoor activities took advantage of our ideal climate and allowed visitors to enjoy the famed beauty of the New Mexico landscape.