July 7, 2020

The organizers of the contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’20 have decided to postpone this year’s event from 27-30 August to 2-4 October. As every year, the event will take place at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Center LITEXPO.

Many global art fairs have had to move the date to the fall or even next year, some have even moved into the virtual space. Therefore, the ArtVilnius’20 team, taking into account the scale of the fair and the measures to prevent the epidemiological situation, decided that the fair should be postponed again until the fall. The event will be shortened by one day and will take place between 2 and 4 October, from Friday to Sunday.

“We are glad that the fair will remain international, with an increased number of galleries from Lithuania. We are expecting galleries from neighboring countries Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, as well as Austria. Our regular participant, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK, is also preparing an impressive program. Of course, some permanent foreign galleries of the fair will not be able to come this year due to the financial problems caused by the pandemic, so we look forward to them returning to ArtVilnius’21, which will be organized at the regular time next year, in June,” said Diana Stomienė, head of the art fair and president of the Lithuanian Art Gallerists’ Association.

The largest visual arts event in Eastern Europe, the international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius, will take place for the 11th time this year. Every year, about 60 galleries and 300 artists from 20 countries take part in the fair, and more than 20 thousand visitors come from both Lithuania and abroad. Traditionally, the fair will offer an abundance of additional events, individual projects, discussions, meetings, educational activities. Artists have already been selected to take part in the popular exhibition of sculptures, installations, and performances, Takas.

The ArtVilnius’20 team continues to work responsibly in preparing the future program of the event, considering that the works presented by the participants of the fair should be available through modern media to art buyers who are unable to participate in the event. It is expected that Lithuanian and neighboring countries’ art collectors who are unable to attend world fairs will come to ArtVilnius and actively invest in art, acquiring works by famous Lithuanian and foreign artists.

Along with the fair, the event Night at the Gallery is moving to October, which for the fourth time will invite you to visit the so many Vilnius-based galleries and meet artists in one single evening.

The 11th International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius’20 will take place on 2-4 October at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Center LITEXPO.

The patron of ArtVilnius is Vilnius City Municipality, the project is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture, the patron of the event is the law firm COBALT, and the partner is LITEXPO.