ART NOW SASKATCHEWAN FINE ART FAIR
The fourth annual Art Now Fine Art Fair will be held in Regina from September 19 to 22, 2019. Art Now is the only show of its kind on the prairies and celebrates the variety and quality of original fine art Saskatchewan has to offer.
Art Now's mandate is to provide an accessible and comfortable fine art experience showcasing Saskatchewan's commercial galleries and the quality of Saskatchewan art, and to provide education and promote Saskatchewan's vibrant fine art industry. Our show offers free admission to all attendees and is family-friendly because we believe fine art is not just for the seasoned collector, but for everyone.
Our objectives for Art Now are to showcase the quality and diversity of fine art in Saskatchewan and Canada, engage the community by providing exceptional art experiences and cultural opportunities, provide exposure and sales opportunities for participating galleries, and to establish and maintain partnerships with supporters, organizations, and corporations.
After three years of hosting a group exhibition of Saskatchewan commercial galleries abroad, SaskGalleries set its sights on showcasing the diversity, quality, and appetite for fine art right here at home and began planning for the very first Saskatchewan fine art fair in late 2015. With funding assistance from our major supporter, Creative Saskatchewan, SaskGalleries produced the inaugural Art Now Fine Art Fair in Saskatoon in September 2016. This show surpassed all expectations in attendance, sales, and in feedback from attendees and galleries alike.
In 2017, Art Now was held in Regina, producing impressive sales for galleries and a unique fine art experience for the community. The second show also brought exhibitor applications from outside the membership and the province.
The 2018 show returned to Saskatoon and culminated in strong sales and high public engagement. The third edition of the fair was the largest to date, with 11 from Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba. Sustaining the growth from previous years, the fair had over 2,300 attendees throughout the weekend.
SaskGalleries is pleased to announce the fourth edition of Art Now will be held in Saskatoon on September 19 to 22, 2019. Exhibitor applications will open in January 2019.
SaskGalleries is grateful to our major supporter, Creative Saskatchewan, and all supporters of the Art Now Fine Art Fair.
A special thank you to our volunteer planning committee who make this amazing show happen each year with their efforts, guidance, and expertise.
Gina Fafard, Slate Fine Art Gallery, Regina (Chair)
Levi Nicholat, Art Placement, Saskatoon
Jeremy Weimer, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina
Denyse Klette, Boheme Gallery, Saskatoon
Kristin Wagman, SaskGalleries