You can be an exhibitor at art KARLSRUHE

Strong selling, service oriented and with an excellent cost-benefit ratio, art KARLSRUHE takes place in the state of Baden-Württemberg, which is the region of Germany with the strongest purchasing power and which is home to Germany’s densest concentration of art collectors.

Personal sharing as equals among collectors, gallery owners and artists is a lived tradition in KARLSRUHE.

You too can be a part of the success story of this art fair. Take advantage of our comprehensive service. Seize this unique opportunity to meet your target audience and get to know new contacts and purchasers.

Here you can find all the information about your successful participation in art KARLSRUHE 2023.

The application process for art KARLSRUHE is closed.

Gallery Stand

Apply for a gallery stand at art KARLSRUHE

Circa 200 galleries annually receive permission to exhibit at the International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art.

Participants are chosen by a seven headed advisory board chaired by the curator Ewald Karl Schrade and the CEO of Messe Karlsruhe Britta Wirtz consisting of experts in each of the individual focal points.

The application process for art KARLSRUHE is closed.

Why art KARLSRUHE is your optimal sales platform!

Impressions of the gallery stands
Impressions of the gallery stands

art KARLSRUHE benefits from its location in the state of Baden-Württemberg, which boasts a dense cultural landscape and is the home of a great many art collectors. Located near the point where the borders of Germany, Switzerland and France meet, the fair has established itself since 2004 as an essential event in the immediate vicinity of great collections such as Grässlin (St. Georgen), Schaufler (Sindelfingen) and Hoppe-Ritter (Waldenbuch), Museum Würth (u.a. Schwäbisch Hall) and the Frieder Burda Foundation (Baden-Baden).

Moreover, art KARLSRUHE is convincing thanks to its curatorial concept, which assigns clearly defined focal points to each of the halls.

  • Hall 1: Graphic Prints + Original Editions
  • Hall 2: Art after 1945 + Contemporary Art
  • Hall 3: Classic Modern + Contemporary Art
  • Hall 4/dm-arena: ContemporaryArt 21

The adjudicating seven-person Advisory Board of art KARLSRUHE is composed of experts in the fair’s individual focal points.

A spacious layout, the integration of Sculpture Areas and the presentation of One-Artist-Shows round out the concept.

The outstanding quality of the comprehensive auxiliary programme sparks equally strong enthusiasm among visitors and gallery owners.

Quantified Success at art KARLSRUHE 2022

  • 30,000 visitors
  • 215 exhibitors from 12 countries
  • 35,000 square metres of gross area

Encounters at art KARLSRUHE – your potential customers!

  • Private art collectors and aficionados
  • New buyers and potential collectors
  • Curators
  • Friends and patrons of cultural institutions
  • Institutional collectors
  • Directors of museums
  • Art mediators / art consultants
  • Company receptions to develop new groups of collectors

Collectors appreciate the informal atmosphere of art KARLSRUHE, which is the meeting place of the art scene for five days each year. The preview and vernissage day, which is reserved for an exclusive audience, offers opportunities for sales discussions in a unique atmosphere.

Participation requirements

Would you like to be one of the exhibitors in art KARLSRUHE’s gallery programme? Here you can check to see if you satisfy the preconditions for participation:

  • The application procedure is open for galleries in Germany and abroad which work professionally and
  • regularly (i.e. at least four exhibitions per year)
  • organize exhibits in their own gallery premises.
  • Permission to participate in art KARLSRUHE is generally not granted to art mediators who do not operate their own galleries or to self-marketers.

Additional services

Gallery owners can take advantage of our professional all-round service, which accompanies and supports them as exhibitors at art KARLSRUHE. The modern halls of Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre are equipped with high-quality unified stand construction. Optional additional services enable you to create an individualized design for your stand.

  • The minimum area of a gallery stand is 50 square metres.
  • Alongside the gallery programme, combination with one or more One-Artist-Shows is also possible. Structurally defined borders and a minimum area of 25 square metres per One-Artist-Show are mandatory.
  • In conjunction with a gallery stand, you also have the option of applying for one of the 20 Sculpture Areas. Works by one or maximally two sculpture artists can be presented on 100 square metres of open space in the direct vicinity of your stand.

For questions please contact

Portrait Ewald Karl Schrade
Ewald Karl Schrade
T: +49 (0)170 7720910
Portrait Olga Blaß
Olga Blaß
Team Lead
T: +49 (0) 721 3720 5120
F: +49 (0) 721 3720 99 5120

The Museum Mile for exhibitors

art KARLSRUHE’s Museum Mile offers cultural institutions (such as museums, art associations and foundations, as well as culture tourism) a platform for sharing and utilizing the synergies of an international art fair as exhibitor.

Embedded in Hall 3 alongside special exhibits and gallery stands displaying editions and photographs, the Museum Mile presents itself at art KARLSRUHE with attractive information stands. More than 40 selected institutions in Karlsruhe’s cultural landscape find their interested target audience here, as do cultural institutions from the entire federal state and neighbouring regions. International exhibitors come, for example, from France and Switzerland.

You will find your interested target audience here as an exhibitor!

You want to exhibit?

ZKM Center for Art and Media KARSLRUHE
ZKM Center for Art and Media KARSLRUHE

In order to make the presentation as comfortable as possible for you as exhibitor, the information stands of the Museum Mile already contain a stand construction and marketing package in addition to the stand area. Possible stand sizes vary from 9 to 24 square meters.

The presentation and sale of originals / editions / graphics is not permitted in the area of ​​the Museum Mile. It is a pure advertising platform for the institution and its exhibitions, but not for individual artists. This is reserved for the galleries at the fair. The organizer decides on the admission to participate in agreement with the curator.

The application process is closed

The application process for The Museum Mile at art KARLSRUHE 2023 is now closed.

All applicants will be notified in writing of any conditions for admission and become binding upon receipt of written notification of admission.


Portrait Barbara Fleck
Barbara Fleck
Project Manager
T: +49 (0) 721 3720 5083
F: +49 (0) 721 3720 99 5083

Exhibitor Services

Excellent Service from A to Z for your trade fair success!

Here you can organize your perfect trade fair appearance with a few simple clicks.

To make sure preparations for your stand run smoothly and speedily, our services are available online in our Online Service Centre (OSC) - e. g. stand construction service, equipment, technical installation as well as marketing and press services.

Assembly and dismantling periods:


1. May 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

2. May 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

3. May 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please note that the prohibition against driving on Sundays and publicholidays applies only to lorries with a permissible total weight over 7.5 tonnes and to trailers. All other vehicles are not affected by the driving prohibition. If a delivery of works on your part is possible only aboard a vehicle with a total weight greater than 7.5 tonnes, please contact the Exhibitor Service to arrange scheduling.


7. May 2023, 8 p.m. to midnight

8. May 2023, Halls 1 and 4/dm-arena until 2 p.m. | Halls 2 and 3 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.,

Online Service Center (OSC)

In the Online Service Center (OSC) you can conveniently order your individual service requirements.

After successful application for art KARLSRUHE, you will receive your LOGIN data and log in to your customer account here.

You have already been an exhibitor? Then log in again directly.

Do you have any questions? Our service officer Melanie Metz will be happy to help.

Our marketing service

Increase your visibility at art KARLSRUHE. Take advantage of our many advertising opportunities on site or let us put together an individual marketing package for you. We will be happy to advise you! Contact our marketing expert Christina Füger directly. In our download area you will also find online banners for direct application.

Beware of Expoguide

We are experiencing an increasing number of e-mails and websites that appear to offer visitor lists in the name of art KARLSRUHE. These are fraudulent emails, the visitor data of art KARLSRUHE is not for sale/rent.

Highlights onsite advertising

LED information display panel

LED information display panel

This central information display panel is located in the main entrance area. 28 m² ensure maximum impact for your product and company presentation – even from a distance.

  • Dimensions: 4 x 5 m (spots are repeated up to 120 times per day)
  • Spot placement: 495 EUR
  • Spot production: 295 EUR

Interior advertising option PLASMA greeting display panels

Interior advertising option PLASMA greeting display panels

Get trade-fair visitors to visit your stand using the PLASMA display panels in the main entrance area!

  • Location: Main Entrance West
  • Dimensions: 60-inch screen, 1.5 m, resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Advertisements appear up to 120 times per day
  • Spot placement: 250 €
  • Spot production: 195 €

Interior advertising option East Entrance PLASMA display panels

Interior advertising option East Entrance PLASMA display panels

The PLASMA display panels located at the East Entrance enable you to invite trade-fair visitors entering the grounds via this entrance to call in to your stand.

  • Locations: East Entrance
  • Dimensions: 60-inch screen, 1.5 m, resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Advertisement appears up to 120 times per day
  • Spot placement: 250 €
  • Spot production: 195 €

Exterior advertising option City-Light poster

Exterior advertising option City-Light poster

Use City-Lights in front of the main entrance to make visitors aware of your stand as soon as they arrive!

  • Location: in the outdoor area of the trade-fair premises, on the way from the P1 carpark to the main entrance, as well from the P2 carpark to the main entrance
  • Dimensions: 114 x 171 cm (visible area)
  • Price: per poster 350 €
  • Includes production, assembly / removal, limited availability;
  • Requirement: provision of a ready-to-print PDF file

Portrait Melanie Metz
Exhibitor service
Melanie Metz
Exhibitor Service Manager
T: +49 (0) 721 3720 5182
F: +49 (0) 721 3720 99 5182