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    Art Festivals & Fairs in Monaco

    Updated: May 18, 2021

    Monaco has, in recent years, introduced several art festivals — all held in the springtime: March, April and May. This is helping Monaco to become a fixture on the international art scene. HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco supports these festivals, which aim to make Monaco and the French Riviera a global center for visual and performing arts. Here are all the details about Monaco’s arts festivals:

    Performing Arts Festival

    This is a performing arts festival, for audiences of all ages. This unique event includes a number of concerts, lectures, performances and master classes in the Principality’s iconic venues. Its program includes first-class concerts and master classes. You can also meet with maestros, composers, and young talents from music academies.

    The Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival (Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo) was inspired by Princess Grace in 1970. Princess Caroline of Hanover has been its president since 1984.

    Event Details: March-April 2021

    Event Name: Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

    Event Type: Performing arts festival

    Frequency: Annual

    Date & Time: March 11 to April 11, 2021

    Ticket Prices: €10 to €35 depending on the performance. See the price list.

    Social Media: Festival Printemps des Arts Monte-Carlo Facebook Page

    Website: Official Festival Printemps website

    Locations: Opéra Garnier, Oceanographic Museum, Rainier III Auditorium, Amphithéâtre (One Monte-Carlo) and Théâtre des Variétés.

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    Monaco Art Week

    Monaco galleries are joining forces to present a series of exhibitions and artistic events at their respective venues. A forum for synergies and exchanges, these cultural meetings are an opportunity to showcase the artistic and creative talent that resides within of Monaco.

    Specialists in ancient, modern and contemporary art, the originality of Monaco Art Week lies in the dialogue and resonance between different artistic genres over almost five centuries.

    Event Details: July 2021 & April 2022

    Event Name: Monaco Art Week

    Event Type: Art gallery exhibitions

    Frequency: Annual

    Date & Time: July 13 to 18, 2021 and then April 24 to 28, 2022

    Ticket Price: Free

    Exhibitors: Around 15 galleries participate, including Artcurial, G&M Design Gallery, Galerie Grippaldi, Les Galeries Bartoux, Kamil Art Gallery, M.F. Toninelli Art Moderne, Monaco Modern’Art, Moretti Fine Art, NM>Contemporary, Sotheby’s, Wannenes Art Contact.

    Social Media: Monaco Art Week has a Facebook page and Instagram #monacoartweek

    Website: Official Monaco Art Week website

    Location: Monaco Art Week is held in galleries all around Monaco.

    During the event, a free shuttle service will be available for all visitors. The shuttles will provide uninterrupted transport, throughout the three main neighborhoods where the participating galleries are located: Larvotto – Monte Carlo – Condamine.

    Transportation: View our Monaco transportation guide for more info and transit booking details.

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    artmonte-carlo Art Fair

    artmonte-carlo is distinguished by a small, select group of leading international galleries, showcased in a meticulously designed exhibition space, enriched by a programme of special exhibitions that encourage dialogue between the market and the institutional world.

    Curated art shows will welcome visitors at the entrance of the Salon in the luminous Verrière of the Grimaldi Forum, where a unique and select number of galleries will show their collection of paintings, sculptures, and digital designs. Exhibits also take place outside the Grimaldi Forum, allowing artworks to be shown throughout Monaco at Villa Sauber, at SBM hotels, and at Tunnel Riva.

    Complementing the gallery space, artmonte-carlo / forum is an international platform dedicated to thought production, collaborations and exchanges, which brings together art professionals and thinkers to discuss and imagine common projects. This space invites people to share ideas, socialize and network, whilst enjoying the view on the Mediterranean Sea.

    For breaks and refreshments, the ‘Partner’s Lounge’ is hosted at the chic 1000m2 bistro ‘Indigo’ (in the Grimaldi Forum), whose 220m2 terrace overlooks the sea. Here, you will be able to enjoy Ruinart champagne and a menu of fresh and sophisticated tasting dishes.

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    Event Details: July 2021

    Event Name: artmonte-carlo

    Event Type: International art fair and exhibits

    Frequency: Annual

    Date & Time: Normally held at the end of April, this year’s edition will be held July 15 to 17, 2021. It is open from 12pm to 7pm.

    Ticket Price: €20 for adults and €12 for students and seniors

    Exhibitors: Around 50-100 galleries have booths

    Social Media: You can find artmonte-carlo information via the unofficial Facebook Page and their official Instagram.

    Website: Official artmonte-carlo website

    Location: artmonte-carlo is hosted at the Grimaldi Forum, by the sea in the center of Monaco.

    Transportation: View our Monaco transportation guide for more info and transit booking details.

    Similar Events: For more art events, check out our complete Monaco & the French Riviera events calendar.

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    art3f Art Fair

    art3f is a 4250 m2 art fair in Fontvieille. Walk around Monaco’s art3f and you might run into a re-visitation of an Al Pacino picture or one of Jeff Koon’s famous balloon dogs. Over 3,000 works are on display at Monaco’s Espace Fontvieille during art3f, ranging from abstract and figurative paintings, to sculptures, ceramics, and even a stained-glass artist. 

    It’s a mix of both Coup de coeur and affordable art. Most of the artists on show in Monaco have been selected by the fair’s committee: you will find both rising talents and long-established names. Art galleries will also be amongst the exhibitors.

    art3f shifts the lines of the traditional contemporary art trade shows, giving these cultural events a human and warm side: for this first Monegasque edition, a restaurant/terrace outside the marquees for gourmet breaks, a frankly warm and relaxed atmosphere, and real exchanges with the artists.

    Art lovers and collectors alike will have the opportunity to meet and share their love of art with artists. Among these talented artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramists), art3f’s discoveries and the young international contemporary guard, there will also be installed artists and prestigious art works.

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    Event Details: August 2021

    Event Name: art3f

    Event Type: International art fair and exhibits

    Frequency: Annual

    Date & Time: August 27 to 29, 2021

    Friday: 4pm to 11pm (‘preview’ with artists at 6pm)
    Saturday: 10am to 8pm
    Sunday: 10am to 7pm

    Ticket Price: €10, free for accompanied under 18 teens/children

    Exhibitions: Around 200 artists exhibiting over 3,000 works.

    Social Media: art3f on Instagram and Facebook

    Website: Official art3f website

    Location: art3f is hosted in the Espace Fontvieille tent/marquis, by the sea near the border of Monaco and Cap d’Ail (also near helicopter transportation).

    Transportation: View our Monaco transportation guide for more info and transit booking details.

    Similar Events: For more art events, check out our complete Monaco & the French Riviera events calendar.

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    We’ve made a list of the best art museums, art galleries and other places to see art in Monaco. We’ve also compiled a guide to the best art museums on the French Riviera.

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