Art is the abstract that is able to bring folks of all walks of life together. While art differs from country to country, it is able to somehow connect to people on a level that is deeper than the surface. There are hundreds of art events in the United States each year, art festivals outside of the US presents new and diverse perspectives that are unique to that area.
Below are six art festivals from around the world that you would consider attending to not only broaden your love of art but to also expose yourself to culture in that specific destination.
Location: Madrid, Spain
This international contemporary art fair, usually held early in the year, invites artists from different countries to exhibit their work that centers around a central concept. This year’s concept of the future was displayed in drawings, inflatable sculptures, and sound art.
Location: Basel, Switzerland, Miami, Florida & Hong Kong, China
Art Basel has become one of the leading events in the art sphere. With prominent events in Basel, Miami, and Hong Kong, Art Basel attract artists and art lovers alike from around the globe. From installations, paintings, sculptures to mixed media, Art Basel features all types of art for the likes of anyone.
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Art Dubai brings together contemporary, modern art and film into one event. The event seeks to make Dubai a location for the arts. Not only is art and film featured at Art Dubai, there are education programs, forums, and panel discussions that revolve around art in the Arab world.
Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain in France (FIAC)
Location: Paris, France
With exhibitors from 25 countries, the 45th edition of FIAC will be feature art from 25 major international galleries in leading art cities throughout the world.
Art ranging from contemporary to modern to design, the event will showcase live performances, film, and conversations to bridge the gap between artists and buyers.
Location: French Polynesia
This street art and graffiti festival is hosted on several islands in French Polynesia including, Tahiti, Raiatea, Moorea and Bora Bora. The festival creates a stage for street artists to create murals on large surfaces throughout the islands. Most murals created are contemporary and showcase the unique flares and inspirations of the artists.
Location: Venice, Italy
Venice Biennial is one of the most encompassing art events out there. With displays of art, music, dance, film, architecture, and theatre, this festival is likely to have something that everyone will like.