All Arts to take place in April

All Arts to take place in April

Istanbul is set to host the All Arts fair, a new event focusing on traditional and classic Turkish arts, between April 18 and 21 at the Istanbul Congress Center.

The fair aims to attract collectors, art lovers and art investors and includes visits to museums and artist studios, as well as exclusive collection presentations, discussions and panels.

The fair will have three different categories. The first includes traditional Turkish arts such as calligraphy, “ebru,” miniatures and tiles; the second includes antique paintings, ephemera and jewelry, while the third features modern and contemporary paintings.

Istanbul is on its way to becoming one of the most important contemporary art centers in the world, All Arts Istanbul Chief Executive Officer Ali Güreli said during a recent press conference. The Istanbul Biennial and the seventh Istanbul Contemporary Fair are two important examples of his development.

Noting that the private sector’s interest in art has increased in recent years, Güreli said, “With the All Arts fair, Istanbul will develop its potential in terms of economic and cultural tourism.”

In addition to traditional art, interest in modern art has helped the sector grow. “All Arts will be contributing to Istanbul’s cultural life,” he said.