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    Art Festivals & Fairs in Monaco: 2024 Guide

    Updated: MARCH 4, 2024

    Monaco has, in recent years, introduced several art festivals held every spring and summer. This has helped Monaco become a fixture on the international art scene. Here are all the 2024 details about Monaco’s many arts festivals:

    Monaco Art Week

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

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

    Event Details: July 2024

    Event Name: Monaco Art Week

    Event Type: Art gallery exhibitions

    Frequency: Annual

    Dates: July (exact dates to be announced), 2024

    Ticket Price: Free

    Exhibitors: Many of the galleries in Monaco participate, including: Artcurial; Boghossian; Christie’s; G&M Design; Hauser & Wirth; HOFA; Kamil Art Gallery; Lebreton ; Elisabeth Lillo-Renner; M.-F. Toninelli Modern Art; Opera Gallery; Adriano Ribolzi Gallery; Sotheby’s; Teos Gallery Monte Carlo; Wannenes Art Contact; Ward Moretti at Moretti Fine Art.

    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.

    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 program 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.

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    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.

    Event Details: July 2024

    Event Name: artmonte-carlo

    Event Type: International art fair and exhibits

    Frequency: Annual

    Dates & Time: July (exact dates to be announced), 2023. 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.

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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.

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    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.

    Event Details: August 2024

    Event Name: art3f

    Event Type: International art fair and exhibits

    Frequency: Annual

    Dates & Times: August 23 to 25, 2023.

    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.

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    UPAINT Street Art Festival

    Every year, in the center of Monte Carlo, world-renowned street-art artists meet for the UPAINT event, where they create art — live, while spectators watch. The public will be able to get their hands on the spray paint, thanks in particular to the return of the free-expression wall. 

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    With the “Junior Challenge”, young aspiring artists from Monegasque schools will do graffiti alongside the 14 artists who will have made the trip. Their mission? Transform the city into an open-air museum and raise public awareness of this art in its own right.

    At the end of the live performances, the art pieces are sold during an online auction of the pieces that remain. The net proceeds go to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to support projects that preserve our planet for a better future. Proceeds from this sale will go to the Foundation’s Human – Wildlife Initiative, which aims to protect wildlife in rural and mountain areas neighboring the South of France.

    Event Details: June 2024

    Event Name: UPAINT

    Event Type: Outdoor art fair and exhibits

    Frequency: Annual

    Dates: June (exact dates to be announced), 2023. The online auction is held on June (exact dates to be announced).

    Ticket Price: Free

    Exhibitors: Around 15 professional street artists, plus student artists and the public.

    Social Media: You can find UPAINT information via their Facebook Page and their Instagram. #UPAINTmonaco

    Website: Official UPAINT website and the charity online art auction.

    Location: UPAINT is hosted on the beachside Promenade de Larvotto.

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

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    Monaco Artist’s Forum

    The Monaco Artist’s Forum brings together nearly 80 visual artists, Monegasques or residents of the Principality, amateurs and professionals, who are presenting their works of painting, sculpture and photography.

    The Public Prize will be an opportunity for the public to vote for the work they prefer. Voting is open from June 16 to 30 and the winner will be honored at the event.

    You can see local artists on the Directory of Artists of Monaco website, which offers the possibility for artists and cultural associations of the Principality to present their work and background.

    Event Details: July 2024

    Event Name: Monaco Artist’s Forum

    Event Type: Local art fair

    Frequency: Every second year

    Date & Time: It will be held July (exact dates to be announced), 2024, from 11am to 7pm.

    Ticket Price: Free

    Exhibitions: Around 80 artists exhibit their work.

    Social Media: Instagram and Facebook

    Website: Official Monaco Artist’s Forum website

    Location: The Monaco Artist’s Forum is hosted in the Espace Léo Ferré in Monaco.

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

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    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 2024

    Event Name: Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

    Event Type: Performing arts festival

    Frequency: Annual

    Dates: March 13 to April 7, 2024

    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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    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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