ARTE ALGARVE started as an international art fair in the Expo Loulé (2009) and in the Centro de Congressos do Arade in Lagoa-Ferragudo (2010). As a consequence of the success of both fairs, the idea was born to continue presenting art not only at an event lasting four days, but all year round – in a huge art gallery with a unique variety of contemporary art: paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations. Initiator Rolf Osang was driven by the deep conviction that the Algarve is not only Europe’s sunniest place but also the most cosmopolitan region of Europe – and a great market place for art. Here, many international artists are working but not competing, and here, a great number of art lovers own beautiful apartments or villas. They are looking for art of high quality and an amazing variety. The new gallery should serve as a bridge connecting both sides, artists and art lovers.
The last hours have struck for the Galeria Arte Algarve in Lagoa. We can proudly look back on five years working for a richer variety of Arts & Culture in the Algarve. That we have to leave the Adega as they want to sell it, is regrettable. But everything has its time, and our time in Lagoa has elapsed.
Under these signs we wish to celebrate. Our last day in Lagoa is not a funeral, but the beginning for something else, even better. What? We will inform you early 2016.
Please give us the honor and come to the gallery on Saturday, 12th December between 3 and 6 pm for a happy get together. We cordially invite you! Then, a few anecdotes might to be told, and many visitors will remember great highlights - of which there were quite a few, right? Cory Sea will entertain you with his wonderful music on his Jazz guitar.