Lille art up !
Lille Art Up! In a few words
Lille Art Up! is a contemporary art fair created in 2008 by Lille Grand Palais. Each year, it welcomes about a hundred contemporary art galleries and nearly 40,000 visitors during four days.
Lille Art Up! is the first regional contemporary art fair with art galleries from Lille, Hauts-de-France, but also from France and abroad, selected by an artistic committee.
A contemporary art gallery is an exhibition space specially designed to showcase works of art and present them to its visitors. The gallery selects the artists it wishes to exhibit and provides them not only with a space but also with special support to make their work known.
As are art galleries, the Lille Art Fair is also a privileged place to exhibit the works of contemporary artists.
The works exhibited are diverse: paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, videos, … Contemporary art is represented in all forms and styles.
To discover all the artists and their works presented during the fair, you can browse our pages dedicated to the galleries and artists present and enjoy the experience of visiting an online art gallery.
Lille Art Up! is also an epicenter of the art market in the region. Thus, collectors benefit from a privileged moment during the opening of the fair to discover the contemporary artists and their work.
A true cultural event, the fair also welcomes partners such as museums in Lille and the region, art schools, art centers and other cultural structures, thus creating a real dynamic between the different actors of the art world.
In parallel to the art galleries present, Lille Art Up! also hosts contemporary art exhibitions around a different theme each year. Some of these exhibitions are presented by museums or cultural structures, others highlight new artists. Indeed, the contemporary art fair of Lille is also revealing talents by hosting each year the exhibition Revelation by Lille Art Up! which presents the works of young student artists from the Euroregion.