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Preview: Dallas Art Fair + SP-arte

Next week WAG will hit the road again journeying to two international fairs — Dallas Art Fair and SP-arte in Brazil. Before the wheels are up, we’re giving you a preview of each, from background to what to expect.

Dallas Art Fair

The Dallas Art Fair (DAF) returns for its seventh iteration this Spring to the Fashion Industry Gallery in Dallas’s downtown Arts District. The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous urban arts district in the United States, boasting 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks that house buildings by Pritzker-prize winning architects, world-renown concert halls, sculpture gardens and more. The Dallas Art Fair takes place during Dallas Arts Week, a weeklong celebration of creativity and the arts in Dallas. The Dallas Art Fair is the cornerstone of Dallas Arts Week, with myriad other events rounding out the schedule of activities, including exhibition openings, concerts, architectural tours and more.

This Spring, the DAF expands to its largest ever hosting approximately 100 galleries from around the world representing 22 cities. For a complete listing of galleries, visit here, or preview the fair on Artsy here.


The Sao Paulo International Art Fair was created in 2005 and has since grown to a five-day affair recognized as the most distinguished fair in Latin America. Nearly 150 galleries and artits from Brazil, Austria, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United States, United Kingdom and Uruguay will exhibit works at SP-arte. The fair is divided into multiple divisions that highlight individual artists, performance art, site-specific works, and more. Want to take a sneak peek of galleries and works to be exhibited? Head over to SP-arte on Artsy, for up-to-the-minute commentary plus the full gallery roster.

Follow WAG next week as we bring you more from Dallas and Sao Paulo…

Image: Markus LinnenbrinkWABBYLEGSEVERYDAY, 2014