ART SAN DIEGO 2013, with presenting sponsor UBS Financial Services, will present its 5th Edition of the fair, once again in Balboa Park November 7-10, 2013. Established in 2009 as the first and only Contemporary Art Fair in San Diego. ASD has grown significantly each year in attendance, sales and exhibitors presented.

The theme of ART SAN DIEGO 2013 is [ COLLIDE ] which comments on different types of creative intersections – cross-disciplinary, cross-national, from art to film, from street to urban – and how they manifest in both a visual and social setting.

The show layout will once again include Districts, each with its own character, dedicated to the following disciplines: Contemporary Art & Design, Mid-Century & Modern Art, and an area designated for Solo-Artist Exhibitions. The center of the fair will be created as a social space including places to mingle with sponsors and exhibitors.

We would like to share some exciting highlights for 2013:

Congratulations on Art San Diego 2012! I know it's not over until the numbers come in from the galleries, but it sure felt like a success last night. We had the best attendance ever to our reception, and when we walked around the Fair after our event, it felt like the "right" crowd was there. Thanks for all of the blood, sweat and tears that I know goes into making this event a reality, and I hope the rest of the weekend will be equally electric. - Christina Gustin, UBS Financial Services / The RK2 Wealth Management Group


UBS Financial Services is proud once again to be the main sponsor of ART SAN DIEGO. UBS has a longstanding commitment to contemporary art through their sponsorship programs and the UBS Art Collection. UBS has been the main sponsor of ART SAN DIEGO for five years, and the main sponsor of Art Basel Miami Beach for 18 years.


“The fair provides not only a vibrant forum to purchase great works but also the opportunity to meet and forge relationships with gallery dealers and artists that match the sensibility of the collector,” explained Ann Berchtold, Founder & Director of ART SAN DIEGO. “This new online forum provides an ideal mechanism to maintain and continue to build on those relationships, and a vehicle to introduce new works throughout the year not previously shown.”


The newest addition to the growing ART SAN DIEGO scene is a unique digital experience.  As a way to extend the art fair, ART SAN DIEGO, in partnership with Collectrium – the leader in providing cutting-edge art technology to the art world - has launched ARTSD ONLINE. ARTSD ONLINE is an exclusive virtual viewing room for collectors to browse works by over 70 ASD exhibitors and purchase directly from the dealer.



Since its launch in 2009 ART SAN DIEGO has steadily increased attendance and expanded our Collector Club list. In 2012 we welcomed over 10,000 art enthusiasts. Through our involvement with local art institutions, our collector club program, and through client entertainment with our Sponsors and Museum Partners we are connected with over 40,000 collectors. We anticipate welcoming over 13.0000 collectors in 2013.


"Congratulations on the success of the Fair! It was a great experience - I heard tons of good feedback. We made and/or re-established some excellent contacts. AND, we sold a bunch of art!” - Robert Wright, Meisel Gallery


This year our location in Balboa Park will give us the opportunity to expand our VIP Program in conjunction with our museum member partners in the park. Private tours of top collector’s homes, curated-led tours of museums, artist talks, cocktail receptions and many other exclusive events are planned to enrich the experience for our VIP Guests. Our luxury car sponsor will provide complimentary shuttle to and from museums for VIP Guests throughout the park.


Online application form and further information is available online:

Gallery Prospectus →
Online Application →
PDF Application →

2013 Fair Show Dates and Times
November 7 - 10, 2013
Balboa Park Activity Center
San Diego, CA

For further details please contact:


UBS is the Presenting Sponsor of ART SAN DIEGO
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