In a time of pandemics, political and economic upheaval, hope is needed, hope for a new beginning, for changes and a better world. People long for it.
Like hardly anything else in the world, creating art can contribute to opening up new ways of seeing and thus making a noticeable improvement in the world. Without ideas, without imagination there is no future, no personal but also no economic and political future.
Artists, art brokers and collectors are already trying to make our world more diverse and open.
The Art Thessaloniki International Art Fair uses geographical location and international cultural connections to live this claim with increasing success. We are proud that, despite comparatively lower budgets, Art Thessaloniki attracts collectors and art lovers from all cultures worldwide.
Art-Thessaloniki Fair, from 3 to 6, November 2022, will be presenting its 6th edition again as the most dynamic cultural event in South East Europe.
It is co-organized by the National Agency for The Organization of Exhibitions, Congresses and Cultural Events TIF-HELEXPO S.A and Pantelis Tsatsis, Founder and Art Director.
What makes Art-Thessaloniki so special? What makes it different from other art events?
Art-Thessaloniki is on the one hand a marketing platform for galleries, art publishers and other institutions, on the other hand it is a cultural partner. First and foremost, the Art-Thessaloniki enables contacts for all participants at eye level. As a national, European and non-European partner, we not only enable intensive contacts with collectors who are often not present at the mainstream art fairs (e.g., from the Balkans, the Turkic states, from Russia or China and the USA). We offer by involving museums and trade associations, the invaluable direct exchange between the exhibitors about art and collecting activities.
Art-Thessaloniki - is an international cultural family that is constantly growing full of energy and enthusiasm. We take care of it in a very practical way with individual support for the participants by the art director and his team, who are always present to make your participation a multiple success. Art Thessaloniki is right in the center of the town.
TIF HELEXPO pavilions are located not far from the famous White Tower, near the attracting sea promenade.
We offer 24-hour security, large distances between stands (8-9 m), separate storage space for each gallery and last but not least, free parking. We enable as well an all-inclusive insurance service from our partner Karavias art insurance, so that your treasures are fully insured from the day of assembly to the day of dismantling.
During the fair, we offer a professional curated program with installations, performances, honoring artists, museum exhibitions at the fair, collectors' exhibitions.
For the 3rd year we continue the institutionalized MATAROA awards in collaboration with the Cultural Society of Entrepreneurs of Northern Greece (PEEVE). We give the opportunity to young artists, up to 33 years old, to exhibit in individual booths, after announcing an award competition. 10 artists will be selected, through a committee, who will present their work and will be given a 1st prize of 1500 euros and 2 distinctions of 700 euros.
We welcome you to Art-Thessaloniki and to our vibrant cultural city. It is a city of fresh ideas, a popular business and tourist destination with excellent hotel facilities. Our hotel partners offer to exhibitors, collectors and other visitor’s individual special conditions in cooperation with Art-Thessaloniki. The city is also a cultural and gastronomic jewel to be discovered, surrounded by other important and highly interesting sites such as Mount Athos with its monasteries, Mount Olympus or the royal tombs of Vergina.
Last but not least, Thessaloniki has a very modern international airport that makes connections possible from all over the world to visit the fair easily.
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