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 Arte Algarve Team