ART SAN DIEGO 2012
September 6 – 9, 2012
Opening Night: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Balboa Park Activity Center
2145 Park Boulevard
San Diego CA 92101
ART SAN DIEGO is returning with the 4th Edition of the Fair on September 6–9, 2012. Last year’s Fair received record attendance with over 8,000 collectors, curators, museum directors and art enthusiasts. Strong sales were reported by galleries and the event received extraordinary media attention, and has become one of the largest attended cultural events in San Diego. In 2012 ART SAN DIEGO (ASD) introduces a thoughtful and multifaceted approach to the planning, design, and the curation of the fair’s public realm in order to unite people around a common spirit and provide a different way of experiencing the Art Fair and San Diego. Therefore, in our 4th Edition, ASD proudly launches NEW ART CITY – a dynamic forum for art, design, and creative ideas that draws inspiration from great public spaces.
ART SAN DIEGO 2012 draws a solid lineup of top galleries and local museums and welcomes over 10,000 art collectors. The 4th Edition of ART SAN DIEGO showcased a fresh new concept. Moving to the 60,000-square-feet Balboa Park Activity Center designed by Rob Wellington Quigley opened up an opportunity to explore a more urban theme and also collaborate with leading art institutions in Balboa Park. The opening night welcomed over 2,600 collectors and was a social highlight in San Diego – bringing together a diverse audience including numerous artists and leaders who have helped shape the San Diego Art scene for the last sixty years. The Fair featured over 64 galleries with over 1,500 pieces of art on display. Post-fair sales surveys reveal the strongest sales yet across galleries, and an increase in the incremental prices of the works sold.