Art Lima: 6 reasons why you should go to the fair


This Thursday is Art Lima, the most important art fair in Peru opens its doors to the public again. This time the event brings together more than 63 international galleries. If you haven’t purchased your tickets for Art Lima, here are some reasons why you should.

1. A look into the art world

Art Lima brings together more than 40 prestigious international galleries. This way you can ge a good idea of what is leading the way globally as far as art is concerned. It’s like traveling the world and visiting the best museums’ commented Rochi Castilla, director of Art Lima.

2. First hand

You stay staring at a painting and you don’t understand what the artist meant or you would like them to explain their technique and deepness of their work. At Art Lima you will able to resolve your doubts. More than 350 foreign artists will come to Lima to be part of the event. In this way the fair give you the opportunity to have direct contact with artists and gallery owners from all over the world.

3. Cheaper

If you want to enter the world of collecting, this is your chance. The works are sold at affordable prices to those offered in the galleries.

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(Photo: El Comercio)

4. Good investment

Since the 80s art investment has been growing exponentially, since the works tend to revalue itself continuously. Therefore, if you decide to buy, you will be making a future investment.

5. Peru against the world

In the fair there will also be 6 of the most prestigious galleries participating from Peru. This will not only allow you to give a general look at what is cooking in Peru, but also compare Peru’s art with how it’s presented abroad and, therefore to give you an idea of where Peru’s is compared to international art. Does Peru adhere to trends? Is Peru competitive with other countries? Has Peru created currents and creative styles that break conventions? Go to the fair and draw your own conclusions.

6. Free options

If you’re interest is dedicated to art, either as an artist, gallery owner or curator, this is an unmissable opportunity for you. The artists themselves offer totally free lectures and conservations. This April 21 until the 25th you can enjoy the newest edition of Art Lima. Not convinced whether you should go or not?



Natasha grew up in a suburb of Chicago and moved to Peru two years ago and studied Bilingual Administrative Assistance and General Management at the British Academy. In her spare time she loves to be with family and her maltese, Maya.