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The Phoenix to Host the First ArtPadSF Hotel Art Fair

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April 27, 2011 at 11:12 AM | by | ()

You can find great art inside hotels, but it's not everyday that you check in and find an art fair. ArtPadSF, a new hotel-based art fair showcasing emerging and contemporary galleries and artists, will premiere at the Phoenix Hotel May 19 to 22—right in time for the unveiling of the hotel's soon-to-be-finished lounge renovations.

About 30 galleries are on the lineup for the inaugural art fair; most of them are from the Bay Area, but there are a couple from New York, Miami and Paris.

ArtPadSF will make the most of the Phoenix's venue by doing some installations in and around the pool. In "Swimming Pool Social Sculpture," California College of the Arts grad students will dive in for a series of synchronized and sculptural performances. And LTMH Gallery will install "Dandelions," a teardrop arrangement of air plant sculptures, above the pool.

At night, the fair will continue with live bands and DJs, and "No Dialogue," a series of outdoor video art screenings curated by Bay Area artist-author Dorka Keehn and Jasmine Moorhead of KrowsWork Gallery.

In addition to the art on display, there will be speaker panels with art experts discussing such topics as "California Contemporary Art in Context" and "Collecting Street Art." To join the conversation, art fair tickets cost $10.

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