Open Studios Circuit


Artists’ studios at Vila Madalena neighbourhood and Downtown São Paulo welcomed the public during the weekend before the Fair, on March 30–31 2019. The Open Studios Circuit was presented by Stella Artois.




Galleries from Vila Madalena, Pinheiros, Itaim, Jardins and Vila Nova Conceição neighbourhoods opened their doors for extended hours and welcomed the public at night for exhibitions, guided tours and performances on 1-2 April 2019. Gallery Night was presented by Stella Artois.




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


Guided Tours


Sponsored by Vivo, SP- Arte guided tours were free of charge and offered visitors a special cruise among the profusion of works, artists and history gathered together for the Festival. In 2019 edition, twelve itineraries started from the Guided Tours Counter, on the second floor.


Books Launches


Artists, curators and visual arts researchers were at the editorial launches that took place during 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.


Donations Program


Institutions such as the São Paulo Museum of Art (Masp), the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art (MAM-SP) and the Pinacoteca received works for their collections. The Rio Art Museum (MAR), with support from curator Paulo Herkenhoff, received a record number of new acquisitions.