Arts festivals in the visual arts are exhibitions. Artists' participation in the most important such exhibitions (such as the Venice Biennale) is by invitation, and these exhibitions are organised by internationally recognized curators chosen by a committee of peers. These international exhibitions must be distinguished from art fairs, market-oriented gatherings of art dealers and their wares, which have recently emerged as among the most important art-world venues for contemporary art in the present-day super-heated art market.
There are also several international art fairs that exhibit artwork from mainstream galleries. The Scope Art Fair, Pulse Art Fair, and Bridge Art Fair are examples.
Arts festival coming to Portland this summer ; The Portland Performing Arts Festival, June 28 to July 1, will include live music, theater, dance and more.
Jan 19, 2012; Bob Keyes bkeyes@mainetodaycom Staff Writer Portland Press Herald (Maine) 01-19-2012 Arts festival coming to Portland this summer...
City leaders will be watching Roanoke's first arts festival: The first Roanoke Arts Festival will be a trial run -- a long weekend on a short budget -- but the long-term possibilities are huge.
Sep 30, 2007; Byline: Kevin Kittredge Sep. 30--Aren't sure what to make yet of the Roanoke's new arts festival, which debuts Thursday at...