A rich cultural programming will take place during São Paulo International Art Festival. Dozens of speeches, performances, book launchings and special meetings with artists promote exchanges between the public and important professionals from the contemporary scene.

Check out all the events of the Festival

Open Studios Circuit


Artists’ studios at Vila Madalena neighbourhood and Downtown São Paulo welcome the public during the weekend before the Fair, on March 30–31. The Open Studios Circuit is presented by Stella Artois.




Galleries from Vila Madalena, Pinheiros, Itaim, Jardins and Vila Nova Conceição neighbourhoods open their doors for extended hours and welcome the public at night for exhibitions, guided tours and performances on 1-2 April. Gallery Night is presented by Stella Artois.




Through panel discussions between international specialists, curators and collectors, SP-Arte promotes a vibrant platform that raises relevant discussions about the contemporary arts and design scene. Talks is sponsored by Fundação Marcos Amaro.


Guided Tours


The educational agenda at the Bienal Pavilion features thematic free guided visits, sponsored by Vivo, as part of the Festival’s programme. The initiative emerges as an opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves into SP-Arte’s universe, its exhibitors and the thousands of artists’ works on view


Books Launches


Artists, curators and visual arts researchers make the scene at the editorial launches taking place from 4 to 6 April, at the Launch Lounge, on the Ground Floor of SP-Arte 2019.


and Grants

SP-Arte constantly looks for ways to create and strengthen bonds that bring together different players from the art circuit. As such, it fosters activities aimed at artists, curators, institutions and galleries and encourage continuous learning opportunities through residency grants abroad, offered to Brazilian creators, and financial support for the development of creative projects.