Art & Antique Vienna is a long-established show that has become an important event in the calendar of the art world. With the central 1st District of Vienna being somewhat of a historical museum in its own right, there can be no better location for such a prestigious antique fair. The chosen setting for this showcase of antiques is the 13th century Hofburg Palace, once home to a slew of Habsburg monarchs and the former administrative heart of various empires. It does not get more grand or historic than this!
The first opening of Art & Antique Vienna was in the 70s. It takes place just once a year and has always chosen November as the month to set up. This is the perfect moment for an art and antique fair since vendors can fully show off their incredible pieces before the Christmas markets take over the city. More than 50 galleries create exhibitions at this event and they come from all over Austria as well as other European countries and the occasional dealer from further afield. This antique fair is a fantastic moment in the annual calendar of markets and fairs and since it stretches over 9 days, there is plenty of time afforded to take in each piece and meet each gallery represented here.
Art & Antique Vienna is a gathering place for art professionals, collectors, buyers, and antique and art lovers from around the world. When visiting this fair, you can expect to find furniture, clocks, paintings, graphic design, photography, sculpture, ceramic, jewels, and more. Pieces come from as early as the 1st century and it is a joy to see such items alongside more modern works of art.
With its location at the Hofburg Palace, Art & Antique Vienna could not be easier to find. It is close to underground and tram stations and is also just a short walk from the very center of the city, and Vienna’s antique district. Attending this fair is just what you need after taking in the history of the rest of Vienna.