The 7th annual Dallas Art Fair, founded by John Sughrue and Chris Byrne, kicks off this evening with the Preview Gala. The number of exhibitors has grown from an initial 35 to 95 prominent national and international art dealers representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installations by modern and contemporary artists. An interesting thing to note is that participating galleries and dealers must be chosen by previous exhibitors, which keeps the bar high and the art trendy.
“This year’s fair will feature our largest and most diverse selection of exhibitors to date,” says Chris Byrne, co-founder of the Dallas Art Fair. “Many of the world’s leading galleries will debut in our city for the very first time.”
The 2015 Fair will once again anchor the official ‘Dallas Art Week,’ highlighting the city’s leading art organizations with major exhibition openings and art-related programming. MTV RE:DEFINE returns on Friday, April 10th, with a major benefit honoring iconic artist Michael Craig-Martin to support the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and the Dallas Contemporary. Coinciding with the MTV RE:DEFINE auction, gala and exhibition, The Goss-Michael Foundation will present an exhibition of 10 artworks by Michael Craig-Martin placed at prominent public spaces throughout Dallas from the beginning of April through May 2015. On Saturday, April 11th, the Dallas Museum of Art will celebrate Art Ball 50 — the 50th anniversary of the museum’s annual gala featuring a seated dinner, live auction and festive after party.
“During the week of the Dallas Art Fair, Dallas’ museum’s and institutions unite to present to collectors and the community an infinitely rich opportunity to experience the contemporary arts,” notes John Sughrue, co-founder of the Dallas Art Fair.
The Art District is buzzing with a schedule of exciting events and a stunning range of talent to inspire art lovers- let’s take a look at a few highlights from this year’s fair: