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From 28/03/2019 to 31/03/2019

Drawing Now Art Fair Paris

Paris, Carreau Du Temple - 4 rue Eugène Spuller

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About the fair


The DRAWING NOW Art Fair is the leading contemporary art fair in Europe dedicated to drawing, and the first to have dedicated an entire fair to the contemporary medium.  Christine Phal, the President and Founder, created the fair in 2007.

Every year in March, the international benchmark event hosts more than 70 international galleries that are selected by an independent committee of art professionals. Exhibitors present over 400 artists and nearly 2,000 artworks that show ​the diversity of drawing from the past 50 years up through today. Both collectors and art enthusiasts are invited to discover works by emerging and more established artists.

The Fair’s team, headed by the director Carine Tissot and accompanied by the artistic director Joana P.R. Neves, prepare year-round a rich and varied program for springtime, so they can share their passion as widely as possible.


"12 years, 13th edition: youthful energy !

In 2007, the first edition of the contemporary drawing art fair surprised the art world, because drawing was still limited to a small number of connoisseurs. From the start, the Fair occupied a prime position among collectors!

Twelve years later, our efforts toward the medium’s recognition, together with galleries, artists, collectors, and institutions, has given contemporary drawing a privileged place in private and public collections. Such recognition has impelled several generations of artists to draw or draw again.

We are preparing the 13th edition of the DRAWING NOW Art Fair with the perspective of the international recognition of this medium. This will be achieved primarily through the remarkable display proposals of 71 galleries from 15 countries who will exhibit art by more than 300 young or more established artists for a panorama of diverse artistic practices from the last 50 years up to today.

Our aim is to encourage meetings between galleries and collectors, collectors and artists, artists and institutions. As the international dimension of such encounters is essential, international institutions and collectors are invited to interact during Talks.

For its 13th edition, the DRAWING NOW Art fair is taking ACTION!

Drawing moves beyond paper and outside the Carreau du Temple as it travels to the streets and to institutions. Joana P.R. Neves, the Fair’s artistic director, gives pride of place to performing drawing with a program of drawing actions. Every day a dozen artists will be present in the Carreau du Temple and elsewhere.

The Drawing Month is further strengthened in 2019 as institutions dedicate even more exhibitions to drawing and promote the role of the artist and the mediator in studios and special workshops for diverse audiences in several cultural venues in the first quarter.

The 13th edition promises to offer visitors, collectors, connoisseurs, and professionals new interactions, discoveries, and emotions through contemporary drawing in every form".

Christine Phal

Founder and Chairwoman



 Admission: 16€ / Admission + catalogue: 22€

Reduced price: 9€ / Reduced price + catalogue: 17€

Catalogue: 16€

Reduced price: student under 25, culture card, Carreau du Temple card, unemployed, ICOM, handicapped, artist affiliated at la maison des artistes, upon justification

Free for children under 18 years old (over 13 years old please ask at the desk for a free ticket)

Cloakroom: 2€

For groups, 6€ per person (from 10 people): mandatory reservation is required.

Opening times
Wednesday, 27/03/201910:00 - 13:00VIP and press preview
Wednesday, 27/03/201913:00 - 18:00Trade preview
Wednesday, 27/03/201918:00 - 22:00Public preview
Thursday, 28/03/201911:00 - 20:00
Friday, 29/03/201911:00 - 20:00
Saturday, 30/03/201911:00 - 20:00
Sunday, 31/03/201911:00 - 19:00
Contact info
Drawing Now Art Fair
Carreau Du Temple - 4 rue Eugène Spuller
Paris, 75003