Inaugural Fair Partners with Prominent Local and National Art and Cultural Institutions
Strategic Collaborations Include Special Arts Programming, Unique Multi-Media Activations and Educational Experiences
San Mateo, CA (September 4, 2014) – The inaugural edition of Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco (Art SV/SF) – Art Miami’s first international, contemporary and modern art fair on the West Coast – takes place over Columbus Day Weekend, October 9 -12, 2014. Centrally located between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the fair will present 75 of the world’s most respected galleries and art institutions, representing 750 artists from 42 countries including Italy, France, Germany, England, The Netherlands, South Korea, Switzerland and Venezuela, among others. The fair will spotlight investment quality works of art alongside important emerging and new media artists.
Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco will open with a Platinum VIP Preview on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6 pm, followed by the VIP Preview from 7:30pm-10pm, at the San Mateo County Event Center. The elegant evening will benefit the Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR) and the Djerassi Foundation, and be sponsored by Maserati, which will display their latest automotive models, in celebration of the prestigious brand’s 100th anniversary. GRAFF Diamonds will showcase an exquisite collection of rare jewels on glamorous models and in their vitrines. Ruinart Champagne will be served throughout the VIP Preview which will be catered by Calafia Cafe and award-winning Chef Charlie Ayers. Additionally, the Ruinart Champagne Bar in the Maserati VIP Lounge curated by LUXE Interiors + Design will welcome guests and collectors throughout the fair.
In keeping with Art Miami’s high standards of quality, Art SV/SF will present a diverse collection of art along with works by emerging, mid-career and experimental talent, to an under-served audience of potential new collectors, philanthropists, art patrons and arts organizations. The fair will offer the unique experience of viewing great art and exploring innovative cultural programming including on-site installation projects, interactive art, artist talks and fair tours for all audiences and taste levels.
“Art SV/SF is also pleased to partner with several noteworthy philanthropic organizations which are deeply committed to supporting working artists both locally and internationally,” says Nick Korniloff, Director of the Fair. “It is a priority of Art SV/SF to be involved with the local community and further arts awareness, as well as support and promote new and innovative artistic talent and help establish the Silicon Valley / San Francisco area as an international arts destination.”