Art San Diego
Art Santa Fe is dedicated to contemporary art and showcase annually some cutting edge artworks. 60 exhibitors – from the United States and abroad – participate every year. Art San Diego truly aims to promote emerging talent and lesser-known names by giving them an international audience. It is moreover the only contemporary art and design fair in the city. The range of pieces displayed is wide enough to please all kind of collectors, from first-time buyers to seasoned ones. Alongside the trade show itself, visitors can enjoy a programme of talks, immersive experiences and live performances as well. The fair is part of Redwood Art Group which holds Red Dot Miami, Artexpo New York, Art Santa Fe, Art San Diego and Spectrum Miami.
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President & CEO, Redwood Art Group
Art San Diego 2023
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
3 – 5 November 2023
General Admission: TBA
Insights Art San Diego
President & CEO, Redwood Art Group
What would you say is the DNA of Art San Diego?
Since its inception in 2009, Art San Diego has become known as the leading contemporary art and design fair in Southern California. In addition to offering an in person platform to reach thousands of high-net-worth collectors, including Presenting Sponsor UBS clients and constituents, Art San Diego enables exhibitors—from bluechip galleries to independent artists, fine art photographers, and designers—to gain exposure in the art and design world, engage with curators and leading voices, and meet fellow exhibitors for potential future collaborations. Well into its second decade, Art San Diego is known for its exceptional presentation, with a curated selection of exhibitors presenting for sale one-of-a-kind works in a gallery-style venue. Art San Diego is one of Redwood Art Group’s annual art fairs, a roster that includes Artexpo New York, Art Santa Fe, Spectrum Brooklyn, Red Dot Miami, and Spectrum Miami.
What type of galleries are chosen to exhibit, and why?
From emerging to blue chip galleries are invited to exhibit at Art San Diego based on their curated selection of artists and unique works of art.
What is the price range of pieces? Who is the average buyer?
Prices range from $500 to $100,000+. Art San Diego attendees are well-educated professionals, generally married with an average net worth of $1.5 – 2 million.
“Since its inception in 2009, Art San Diego has become known as the leading contemporary art and design fair in Southern California.“
Art San Diego © Robert J Hibbs
Who is the typical attendee of Art San Diego?
Art San Diego attendees are well-educated professionals who love to travel and enjoy fine wine and great food. They are typically museum members, “doers” who enjoy luxury items, great design, and giving back to their communities. Attendees include collectors, artists, designers, architects, civic leaders, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and retirees.
What strategy – physical as digital – will you adopt in medium to long term?
We are incorporating a virtual element to each of our live, in-person fairs over the next several months to create a hybrid concept.
What are two other art fairs you would suggest?
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