Article By Nancy Lanthier – Originally posted on the Vancouver Sun – Read original here.
Miami, L.A., and New York have one. Toronto has three. But until now, Vancouver did not have an art fair. With the goal of making Art! Vancouver the next Art Basel, founder Lisa Wolfin has invited artists and galleries from B.C. and around the world to show and sell one-of-a-kind artworks during a four-day affair at the waterfront venue. While the inaugural event’s participants list doesn’t yet brim with key galleries, give it time. Why shouldn’t Vancouver be an important stop on the international art fair circuit? Among the highlights at Art! Vancouver: The Jerry Garcia Foundation has secured a booth to show works by the late musician. (A detail of Garcia’s California Mission is pictured).
May 21-24 | Vancouver Convention Centre East