The contemporary art market is growing and Cantabria (Spain) has gained a reputation as the centre of important art collections and initiatives. Its regional capital, Santander, is especially dynamic as a contemporary art metropolis. Our position in this sector is one that includes all the elements of a working system, with acclaimed artists, prestigious institutions, and a dense network of prestigious private galleries. Against this backdrop, Artesantander, which will be held for the 17th year running in 2008, is a required stop for the art market.
Artesantander has been held in July since it was first established; this is midsummer in the north, which affords Artesantander a unique place in the international art-fair calendar, which is ideal for gallery owners and collectors alike, and sets the unique tone of our event.
With a deliberate limit of 32 exclusive galleries, Artesantander satisfies the demand for a space to further oneís knowledge and to purchase works of art in a pleasurable and relaxing leisure ambience.
Thanks to Santanderís location by the beautiful beaches of El Sardinero, the summer months, the concept, and our partnership with leading collaborators, we are certain that ARTESANTANDER 2008 will be paid a visit and receive the attention of enthusiasts, experts, and serious professionals.