Galleries and worldwide art experts will participate in the first edition of Art Fair Mallorca, the new international art fair in the Mediterranean, which will be held at the Palma Congress Center in September 2019 and will be one of the major cultural events in the city, giving a key boost to the international positioning of Palma as a European cultural destination.
Palma, a cosmopolitan city with a spectacular artistic expression, has seen a growth of art collectors in recent years. For this reason, Art Fair Mallorca is born at the most opportune moment, with the challenge of becoming a unique experience for art lovers.
The fair will open its doors from September 20 to 22, 2019 and will gather more than 40 prestigious galleries from around the world at the Congress Center. The event will also coincide with the celebration of one of the most important artistic events in the city, the Nit de l'Art, which will take place on the night of September 21.
The general manager of the Congress Center, Ramón Vidal, stated that "I am convinced that Art Fair Mallorca will provide a series of benefits for our city, and the Congress Center is undoubtedly the best showcase to strengthen its positive impact. For this reason, we will put all our efforts to contribute to its success and to promote the international positioning of Palma as a cultural destination, one of the main objectives for the tourist diversification of our city ".
The director of Art Fair Mallorca, Matthias Rüthmüller, said that "the magnificent architecture of the Congress Center and its luminous exhibition area of 3000 m2 guarantee the success of this world-class Art Fair".
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