Monday, April 23, 2007


artDC To Present The First Annual Modern and Contemporary Art Fair In Washington DC April 27th - 30th 2007
The countdown is on, the buzz has begun and April 27th is right around the corner - that is when the District of Columbia will be officially designated the art capital of the world. Curators, collectors, connoisseurs, art dealers, movers and shakers from the four corners of the globe gather for DC's first modern and contemporary art fair "artDC" opening its doors to the public on Friday, April 27th at the Washington Convention Center, Hall E and running through Monday, April 30th.

artDC features a select group of 80 galleries from Europe, Asia and the Americas to showcase modern and contemporary art in all disciplines - painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper and video -to present a dynamic cross-section of today's multi-dimensional art market and establish artDC as one of the not-to-be-missed annual fairs.

artDC sets itself apart from other boutique fairs by emphasizing special projects areas: SLICE, where visitors can discover the hottest trends in the art market by emerging artists; Another Look: New Art from Shanghai, a curated exhibition of contemporary artists from Shanghai working in a variety of media; and New Media installations. Space is also provided for large-scale sculptures, performance and a unique Video Lounge Bar featuring video and internet art projects by regional artists, finalists in a local juried competition organized by artDC and Flashpoint. Many of the region's non-profit spaces and institutions will also be present in the fair, some with curated exhibitions.

The Host Committee for artDC is comprised of some of the area's finest collectors, philanthropists and socialites who have joined the fair's effort to attract the city's who's who to the artDC opening night press and collector benefit preview for the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington,the united voice of the cultural community for Washington and the 4-county region.

The benefit will take place on the evening of Thursday April 26th and ticket prices are $100 during the first two hours of the evening from 5:30 to 7:30pm when drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served, $30 during the hours of 7:30 to 9:30pm with a cash bar. Tickets may be ordered by calling 312-587-8124 or by email:

In addition, artDC proudly presents a series of panel discussions titled ArTalks, featuring many local museum directors, curators, scholars and artists speaking on a variety of relevant topics. Additional programs include off-site activities throughout the four-day fair. Find a detailed schedule of times and dates of all activities on the

artDC website:

Friday - Free Day April 27 11 AM - 7 PM
Saturday April 28 11 AM - 7 PM
Sunday April 29 11 AM - 7 PM
Monday April 30 11 AM - 5 PM

General Admission: $12
Groups of 10 or more: $9
Seniors/Students: $5
Children under 12: Free

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