Largest Contemporary Art Show in San Diego Moves to Del Mar Fairgrounds; 15,000 Expected over Four Days of Exhibitions, Special Events and Art Talks
(July 24, 2017 – San Diego, Calif.) Redwood Media Group announces the return of Art San Diego, the largest contemporary art show in San Diego, for a four-day run Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2017. With Presenting Sponsor UBS Financial Services, the annual event draws 15,000 attendees. Held for the last eight years in Balboa Park, this year’s show moves to a larger venue, the scenic Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Art San Diego 2017 will feature 60 galleries and studio artists from around the world, showcasing over 500 artists and their paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, videos and cutting-edge multimedia artworks. The show, renowned in the art world for its museum exhibitions, special events, themed-art projects and inspiring art talks, is owned by Redwood Media Group, which also owns and operates fine art shows Artexpo New York, Spectrum Miami, Art Santa Fe, and Red Dot Miami.
One-day tickets for Art San Diego are $20 online/$25 at the door for general admission. For opening night attendance, tickets are priced at $75 online/$85 at the door.
The 2017 program will again feature the highly anticipated Art Labs, San Diego Art Prize and LaunchPad Artist Program—from a carefully curated group of special installations from modern, contemporary and cutting-edge artists. In addition to UBS Financial Services’ return as Presenting Sponsor, this year’s lead media sponsors are Modern Luxury magazine and the San Diego Union-Tribune.
“Moving Art San Diego to Del Mar gives us space to expand our exhibits, showcase larger installations and opens up exciting new creative possibilities. We have an amazing 30,000 square foot space with outdoor plazas and convenient ample parking. This allows us to enhance our exhibits while providing guests with a high-end experience,” said Eric Smith, president and CEO of Redwood Media Group.
Founded in 2009 as the first and only contemporary art show in San Diego, Art San Diego features leading artists from around the world. Since its inception, the show has seen the sale of more than $10 million of artwork, showcased more than 15,000 art pieces and exhibits and hosted over 100 Art Talks and special Art Lab installations.
“Art San Diego has given UBS a great opportunity to support one of the leading cultural events in Southern California, bringing together various factions of the art and cultural sides of this community. It allows us all to connect with art and artists from around the world and has inspired attendees, including children, with its site-specific art projects, panel discussions, specially selected emerging artists and networking opportunities,” said Chris Marsh, UBS market director for San Diego. “We are happy to support this unique opportunity to increase awareness of both established artists and emerging talent.”
2017 SHOW HOURS
First Preview (UBS & Collectors Club/Invitation Only): Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5 – 7 p.m.
*Special Press-only preview Thursday, Sept. 28 from 4 – 5 p.m.
Opening Night Preview Party: Thursday, Sept. 28 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Public Show Hours:
Friday, Sept. 29: Noon to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 30: Noon to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 1: Noon – 5 p.m.
About Art San Diego
Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show presented by UBS Financial Services takes place Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2017 inside the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Art San Diego has emerged as one of the best-attended cultural events in Southern California. Founded in 2009 as the first and only contemporary art show in San Diego, Art San Diego is a four-day art event that features more than 60 international galleries and offers dynamic programming that includes Art Labs, Art Talks, the LaunchPad and Spotlight Artist Programs, and the San Diego Art Prize. Art San Diego provides a focus on San Diego’s vibrant and diverse cultural art scene alongside an exciting collection of international artists and galleries. For more information, visit www.art-sandiego.com.
About Redwood Media Group
Since 2009, Redwood Media Group (RMG) has been revolutionizing the global fine art community by helping artists and gallery owners grow their businesses through fine art exhibitions and publications, art business education, mentoring, marketing, and social media. Today, RMG owns and operates six fine art shows: Artexpo New York, Artexpo Las Vegas, Spectrum Miami, Art San Diego, Art Santa Fe, and Red Dot Miami. Artexpo New York, the world’s largest fine art trade show for 40 years and counting, attracts more than 40,000 art enthusiasts every year, including nearly 5,000 industry buyers. Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami, take place during Miami Art Week, an annual attraction that draws over 80,000 art collectors to the city. Over the past eight years, RMG has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to their events, sold millions of dollars’ worth of art, and helped thousands of unrepresented and established artists launch or grow their careers. Aside from hosting multiple high-end art shows throughout the year, RMG also owns Art Business News and DECOR Magazine.
For more information, visit:
www.redwoodmg.com, www.artbusinessnews.com, www.artexponewyork.com, www.artexpolasvegas.com, www.art-sandiego.com, www.spectrum-miami.com, www.spectrum-indianwells.com, www.artsantafe.com and www.reddotmiami.com.