The Seattle Art Fair is coming back in August, bringing some big-name galleries with it, including Roberts & Tilton and Marlborough.
It’s baaaack! The line-up for the second annual Seattle Art Fair, coproduced by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and Art Market Productions, has been announced. More than 80 exhibitors are coming to CenturyLink Field Event Center from August 4-7, up from last year’s 62 participants. Last year’s fair drew more than 15,000 attendees, according to the fair’s publicist.
When the Seattle Art Fair was first announced last year, there was a fair amount of skepticism as to whether or not it’d be successful enough for the three big New York galleries (Pace, David Zwirner, and Gagosian) to return, or if it’d be back at all.
While one of those big galleries, Gagosian, is not coming back for seconds, other large international galleries are coming on board for the first time.
Among them, Roberts & Tilton, a Los Angeles gallery that represents Kehinde Wiley, whose fantastic show is on view at the Seattle Art Museum, as well as, Evan Nesbit, and Ed Templeton, among others.
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Also coming to the fair — Marlborough Gallery, an international dealer with three New York locations, as well as galleries in London, Madrid and Barcelona. It represents the photorealist painter Richard Estes, sculptor Alice Aycock and Seattle’s own glass artist Dale Chihuly.
Local galleries participating include Winston Watcher Fine Art, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery and Greg Kucera Gallery, among others. (For a complete list, check the Art Fair’s website.)
Additionally, the fair will feature “special activities, performances, and installations to engage the fair’s public spaces, organized by Artistic Director Laura Fried,” according to the press release.
For more information, check out their website.
Update: Local gallery Roq La Rue will not be attending the event.