On Friday, July 14, Zomersalon 2023: Buy Local #3 kicks off. More than 650 artworks will fill Kunsthal Gent to the brim with a cross-section of Ghent's vibrant visual arts scene. Ghent organizations and artists are brought together with one big common denominator: everything is for sale via zomersalon.gent.
Zomersalon 2023 is open from July 14 to September 3.
Unlike the usual exhibitions within Kunsthal Gent, for Zomersalon: Buy Local 3 we are taking the radical but deliberate decision that any Ghent artist can participate. The public can thus immerse themselves in the full breadth of Ghent's visual arts scene and come into contact with the artists behind the works. Ghent organizations are invited to support and shape the Summer Salon as partners. In this way, we create a framework that enables encounters between artists, art organizations, the public and potential buyers.
The concept of Zomersalon originated during the corona crisis, to financially support artists in difficult times. The first editions took place in 2020 and 2021, in collaboration with the Ghent Arts Council. It did not miss its effect. Each edition attracted 6,000 visitors. First 600, then about 700 artists took part and about half of the works on display found a buyer, accounting for €125,000 in works sold each time. The proceeds went directly to the artists. 70 Ghent organizations communicated with the Summer Salon, 15 of which organized their own events within the Summer Salon: from lectures and tours to workshops and brunch. Besides being a cross-section of Ghent's rich art world, the Summer Salon became the place to meet each other and the artists behind the work.
In 2023 we will continue on this momentum, with once again a wealth of visual artworks for sale. We welcome you to Zomersalon: Buy Local 3, from July 14 to September 3 at Kunsthal Gent.
— All the artworks are for sale via zomersalon.gent
— OPENING HOURS
— ENTRANCE: "Pay What You Can"
On Saturdays at 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00, we offer artists a platform to engage in a conversation with visitors: Artist Talks On The Spot!
Every Sunday from 14:00 - 16:00 you can join a guided tour by one of our partners:
Gents Kunstenoverleg GKO, Art Cinema OFFoff, a-e-i-o-u collectief, Art Shizzle, Arteconomy, Barbé Urbain Gallery, Bebe Books, Berserk, Artlead Offline / Billboard Series, BLANCO, BOEKS, BROEI, Bruthaus Gallery, Campo, Cecilia Jaime Gallery, Convent, croxhapox/aynitl, Cultuurdienst Gent, Curatorial Studies at KASK School of Arts, David vzw, De Carré / S.H.O.T.S., De Nieuwe Organisatie, Dekenij Patershol, De Koer, Design Museum Gent, De Verffabriek, Different Class, Drongenhofkapel, Engagement Gent, Experimental Intermedia, Fotoshop Gent, Galerie Platte Commerce, Garden Of Delights, Gouvernement, Het Balanseer, In de Ruimte, KIOSK, KASK / School of Arts Gent, KAAART, Kunst in Huis, Kunsthal Gent, Les VoiZines / Zine Happening, LUCA School of Arts, LYSTERINCK, Lochness, Manoeuvre, mentormentor, Museum Dr. Guislain, Nein Arts, NUCLEO, 019, Publiek Park (Grenswerk), Posture Editions, Post X, P/ROPS, Re-Mains, Roger Raveel Museum, Rufus Gallery, S.M.A.K., Social Harmony, Support Studio, STAM, Topo Copy, Transient Projects To People (Ti – Pi), VIERNULVIER, …