Style for everyday life -
Visitors were able to acquire original works for their own collections or for furnishing their homes, discovering both the quality and the variety of styles represented in the high quality works on display, in a surprising number of new forms of artistic expression.
« ART & STYLE St.Gallen is a fair for art, design and creation with international exhibitors. As a new Swiss and international forum, the art event on Lake Constance offers an international selection of galleries, artists and designers a trade and presentation platform in direct contact with the public.
ART & STYLE St.Gallen is both a public and a trade fair. As an intermediary, the art event attracts not only professionals but also visitors from outside the art mainstream. Visitors can expect a wide variety of styles and a high level of exhibited works with surprisingly new forms of artistic expression: Painting and sculpture, art objects and furniture design, ceramics and glass art, real jewellery and design objects, prints and original graphics, photography and digital art, and much more.
The works can be purchased directly at the fair, direct contact with artists and designers is possible at many stands. In St.Gallen, Art & Style presents a first-class cultural event that surprises with its versatile forms of presentation, interesting young talents and established galleries. »
OTS Switzerland, 2008
« In the FORUM ART visitors can also talk directly to artists and designers about their work and artistic creation. This offers direct access to their work and statements and thus to contemporary history.
After all, art does not exist by itself alone, but above all through the perception of the viewer and the public. Only through its integration into social processes does art become what we all know and hope for. A life without art is not conceivable, but neither is art without life.
St.Gallen is located in the four-country corner of Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Germany. The transport connections are excellent in all directions, the exhibition centre is located in the middle of the city. The art and design fair ART & STYLE St.Gallen takes place in the Olma-fairground St.Gallen. »
« Art for the people...
The trade fair attracted a great deal of visitor interest. In addition to visitors from St. Gallen, Eastern Switzerland and the Zurich area, many fair visitors also came from the Lake Constance region of Southern Germany and Austria. The majority of the exhibitors at ART & STYLE are also satisfied with the success achieved at the first fair in St. Gallen with sales and the contacts made. St. Gallen has proven to be an exceptionally good location for such an event. »
St.Galler Tagblatt, 2008