stARTup Art Fair Makes Moves / by Kimberly Verde

stARTup Art Fair at night. Courtesy of Mido Lee Productions.

stARTup Art Fair at night. Courtesy of Mido Lee Productions.

The second San Francisco edition of stARTup Art Fair, which ran April 29-May 1, 2016, closed Sunday evening with stellar art sales, doubled ticket purchases, $10,000 raised for nonprofit partners Root Division and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and words of encouragement from the local arts community, art writers, curators and collectors. Differentiating itself from the roundup of San Francisco art fairs that coincided with stARTup this past weekend, the fair successfully challenged the traditional art fair model by providing a forum and venue for independent artists. Exhilarated by the accomplishment of this year’s stARTup Art Fair San Francisco, Co-Founders Ray Beldner and Steve Zavattero are proud to announce the fair’s Chicago debut, and fourth overall fair,September 23-25, 2016 at MileNorth Hotel, adjacent to the city's River North Gallery District. Learn More...