Art Market San Francisco
620 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
April 29 – May 3
Art Market San Francisco‘s fifth edition welcomed a record 25,000 visitors to Fort Mason Festival Pavilion within a span of five days. The high quality of modern and contemporary artwork, presented by 70 galleries from around the world, set the scene for important acquisitions by an engaged crowd of collectors, curators, and art advisors.
Visitors to the fair were greeted by various Art Market San Francisco’s on-site installations. These were a collection of works by contemporary artists who have collaborated with Art Market to electrify the pier’s public spaces. Guests were taken with Michael Buscemi’s First Glance at the fair’s entrance. A large scale wall sculpture by Dana Hemenway illuminated the fair’s front wall, and Wanxin Zhang’s wonderful panda sculpture just outside the fair harkened back to the neighborhood’s important role in the Panama Pacific International Exposition. Walter Robinson’s Fruits de Mer and Sam Perry’s lyrical wooden sculptures were highlights of The Battery VIP Lounge.
Art Market San Francisco worked alongside the San Francisco Foundation to produce a successful charity auction, with all proceeds going directly to local institutions including Illuminate the Arts, Museum of Craft and Design, Museum of African Diaspora, and Root Division.