- The three-day art event, which welcomes more than 10,000 attendees each year, will return to the San Diego Convention Center on September 9-11, 2022
- The partnership extends UBS’s commitment to supporting contemporary art and collecting, creating a forum for the exchange of ideas, inspiration and opinions
UBS, the world’s leading global wealth manager, will serve as the presenting sponsor for Art San Diego 2022, continuing its support for cultural endeavors around the world and for using contemporary art to bring together ideas, inspiration, and opinions. Art San Diego returns to the San Diego Convention Center on September 9 for a three-day art exhibition after a three-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Art San Diego, produced by Redwood Art Group, is the premier contemporary fine art fair in Southern California, known for its immersive fine art experience and dynamic programming including Art Labs, the Local Talent Program, the Spotlight Program, Access to Art and the San Diego Art Prize. More than 90 national and international galleries as well as independent artists will showcase hundreds of extraordinary works from around the world, including live artwork demonstrations.
Access to Art Philanthropic Program
Through the Access to Art program, UBS and Art San Diego partner to help select charities and the communities they serve by creating educational and marketing opportunities in art, design, and business development. UBS and the Redwood Art Group launched Access to Art in 2018 to bring together communities through art and art awareness. This year’s focus is on children’s education, development, and protection. Art San Diego’s 2022 Access to Art partners are Monarch School, Humble Design, and ArtReach.
Art San Diego Gallery Pavilion and the [SOLO] Pavilion
The Art San Diego Gallery Pavilion features well-established galleries, publishers and artist collectives, and draws thousands of art industry insiders in search of cutting-edge contemporary art and design from galleries worldwide.
The [SOLO] Pavilion is the ultimate venue for independent artists, fine art photographers, functional object artists, and designers to be discovered—not only by gallery owners and art dealers, but by collectors and enthusiasts in search of exciting new works.
[LOCAL TALENT] Program
Returning this year is Art San Diego’s acclaimed [LOCAL TALENT] program, which showcases the area’s exceptional artistic talent. Funded by Art San Diego and UBS, in partnership with the ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station and the NTC Foundation, [LOCAL TALENT] gives two or more artists, who have demonstrated exceptional talent and are engaged in art as a career, an opportunity to exhibit at Art San Diego. This year’s group features talented artists Leah Schaperow (ceramic artist) and Lisa E. (painter).
UBS has a long history of supporting contemporary art and artists. The UBS Art Collection is considered one of the most important corporate art collections in the world with over 30,000 artworks by some of the most influential artists of our time. UBS has been collecting contemporary art since the 1960s, a practice driven by the company's long-held belief that art provides inspiration, while encouraging the innovative thinking that has shaped UBS's corporate culture. UBS takes a dynamic approach to the collection, continuing to grow its holdings and acquiring works from around the world in line with the geographical reach of its business.
Notes to Editors
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