- 2014 San Francisco artMRKT
- When: Friday, May 16, through Sunday, May 18
- Where: Fort Mason Center – Festival Pavilion
- Door times: Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m.; Sunday at noon
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $20 for two one-day passes (up to $50 value)
- $35 for two three-day passes (up to $70 value)
2014 San Francisco artMRKT
More than 70 galleries gather works and installations at the 2014 San Francisco artMRKT to shed light on the direction of contemporary art while giving context through historically important pieces. Hailing from around the globe, these cultural bastions include Kala Gallery and Print Room from Berkeley, Tally Beck Contemporary from New York, and Zemack Contemporary Art from Tel Aviv, Israel. Guests who become smitten with a particular piece can ask gallery representatives about it, bid on it at auction, or take it out on a nice romantic dinner for two. And to prepare for the event, they can view auction pieces online and get a feel for the setup by browsing photos and videos from years past.
Though it built its fame as a rough-and-tumble oil town, Houston has one of the largest, most vibrant art scenes of any city in America. As the city's most prominent contemporary art shows, Texas Contemporary puts these refined tastes on display for the fifth year in a row. The 2014 edition welcomed more than 15,000 collectors and art fans, who searched for striking pieces curated by dealers from around the country. This year's show looks to exceed those record-setting numbers, with expanded dates and a new location at the George R. Brown Convention Center. In addition to tapping into the global art market, this year's show also features plenty of local flavor, too; exhibitors include mainstays of the Houston gallery scene, such as Inman Gallery, Cardoza Fine Art, and David Shelton Gallery. 2015 also brings a partnership with The Mexican Consulate in Houston's Department of Cultural Affairs for The Other Mexico, a program which displays and deepens the decades-long connection between the art worlds of Houston and Mexico City.