The art KARLSRUHE takes place annually in Baden-Württemberg, one of the wealthiest German states, and benefits from its location in the border triangle of Germany, Switzerland and France.

Founded in 2004, the fair has established itself in a light-flooded ambience as a constant in the art world in the immediate vicinity of large collections such as Grässlin (St. Georgen), Schaufler (Sindelfingen) and Hoppe-Ritter (Waldenbuch), the Museum Würth (Schwäbisch Hall, among others) or the Frieder Burda Foundation in Baden-Baden.

Find out more about the fair highlight of the art business here.

Portrait Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre

In Karlsruhe, passion prompts people to buy art. Our consistently high numbers of visitors and the strong satisfaction expressed by visitors and exhibitors alike confirm our concept. We see ourselves as perhaps the most democratic of all art fairs: art KARLSRUHE adeptly builds a bridge between works by established artists on the one hand and less costly yet nonetheless artistically valuable positions that pave the way for new aficionados to begin collecting art.

Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre
The concept of art KARLSRUHE

The concept

Clearly delimited hall focuses paired with a unique Sculpture Area concept, One-Artist-Shows as a commitment of the gallery to the artist, excellently arranged in light-flooded fair halls.

The Advisory Board of art KARLSRUHE

The Advisory Board

Experts in the art industry, including art historians, art journalists and gallery owners, form the juridical advisory board of art KARLSRUHE.

The art KARLSRUHE-magazine

The magazine

It gives you a detailed overview of the exhibiting galleries, the exhibited artists and the auxiliary programme.

Portrait Ewald Karl Schrade, Curator art KARLSRUHE

I am pleased that our concept is so successful. This year we sorted and arranged the artworks even better in accord with the focal points of our halls, while simultaneously creating a harmonious image for the trade fair, especially through the interplay between two-dimensional art and sculpture.

Ewald Karl Schrade, Curator art KARLSRUHE
The Topics of Interest of art KARLSRUHE

Topics of Interest

Around 200 galleries will be exhibiting at art KARLSRUHE, focusing on the most diverse positions and periods of artistic creation. In addition, there are exhibitors from the field of museums, associations and associations as well as educational institutions and publishers.

To help you find your way around, each of the 4 halls focuses on a specific subject area.

The programme of art KARLSRUHE


A comprehensive auxiliary programme accompanies the international art fair. Find out about the various talks, events and awards ceremonies during and around art KARLSRUHE.