Fountain Art Fair was founded in 2006 by David Kesting, Lincoln Capla, and John Leo as an attempt to leverage support for smaller independent galleries, collectives and artists who wished to gain access to a larger audience of collectors and critics. From its roots deep within the independent Williamsburg, Brooklyn art scene, Fountain has grown to represent over 60 international avant garde galleries and projects, showcasing progressive primary-market works in New York, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Fountain Art Fair has received critical acclaim for its uniquely alternative art fair model and genuine dedication to the artists and galleries who share in its vision and ideology. Celebrated as the first of a new influential generation of alternative fairs, Fountain is reinterpreting the concept of the art fair experience and paving a new path for the future of contemporary art.
Thursday, Dec. 6th 12pm – 5pm ~ VIP/Press Preview
Friday, Dec. 7th 12pm – 7pm ~ 7pm – Midnight: Opening Night Reception
Saturday, Dec. 8th 12pm – 7pm ~ 7pm – Midnight: Miami New Times Event
Sunday, Dec. 9th 12pm – 5pm
CARTWHEEL Picks: Fountain Art Fair is tops when it comes to emerging art and is one of the key gravitational pulls to the Wynwood district. Several artists who are part of the CARTWHEEL collection, and are featured with our online shop and in upcoming projects, are exhibited here. These include Scott Michael Ackerman and RADICAL!, who are backed on the East Coast by our friends at The Marketplace Gallery of Albany, New York, and with whom we did our successful Exchange Project: Series 1 earlier this year. We’re also looking forward to the super fun booth belonging to Evo Love and continuing to follow “new generation” gallery Mighty Tanaka. Read more in CARTWHEEL’s Preivew of Miami Art Fairs.
This just in! Street Art installation at Fountain: The 175 ft outdoor courtyard at Fountain will be transformed by 22 renowned street artists in a collaboration between Marketplace Gallery owner Samson Contompasis and Albany-based Living Walls. Artists include: Rone, Australia | LNY, New Jersey | PLF, Atlanta | Trek Matthews, Atlanta | Jaz, Argentina | Elian, Argentina | Ever, Argentina | Dal East, China | Faith 47, South Africa | Molly Rose Freeman, Tennessee | Dustin Spagnola, North Carolina | PixelPancho, Italy | Never 2501, Italy | Sam Parker, Atlanta | GILF!, NYC | EnMasse, Canada | Lauren Napolitano, Oakland | Joe Iurato, New Jersey | Anne Preece, LA | Nobody, NYC | Pastel, Argentina | Hec1Love, Miami