At this high-end shopping destination for paintings, sculpture and antiques spanning multiple centuries and cultures, more than 80 dealers hailing from 12 countries—Great Britain, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Monaco, U.S.A. and the United Arab Emirates—showcase their wares.
The organizers will offer a newly devised full slate of daily activities for fair visitors in 2009. Many will have the opportunity to visit a number of the Palm Beaches’ multiple recreational, cultural and landmark architectural venues. The fair offers a new "EveryWhim" concierge service to VIP fair attendees.
Daytime activities allow for golf, tennis and beach outings. Educational and informative lectures will take place daily at the fair. Groups will be hosted at daily brunches, high teas, and cocktail parties on the floor of the fair. Evening invitational events include private dinners at the Norton Museum of Art, the Flagler Museum and Donald Trump’s exquisite Mar-a-Lago estate.
The event commences February 3 with a private Vernissage and reception sponsored by legendary jewelers Van Cleef & Arpels. Proceeds from the reception will benefit the Norton Museum of Art. The Norton Museum will feature exhibitions of works by Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams concurrently during the fair, and there will be reciprocal admission between the fair and the museum during fair week.
On Friday evening, the organizers and dealers will host a unique tribute evening to honor regional museum directors who have made special contributions to the cultural community of the Southeast United States. The cocktail and dinner event will take place at the Flagler Museum’s new glass atrium which overlooks Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway.
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