IFAE announces the Miami International Art Fair (ART MIA) January 6 10, 2010

Miami Beach, FL David and Lee Ann Lester, IFAE principals and founding organizers of Art Miami- from 1991 -1998, today announced the new Miami International Art Fair (ART MIA) to be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center January 6 10, 2010.

Now that we have returned from retirement, weonce again actively manage and organize the two outstanding fairs that we established many years ago in Palm Beach. Dealers have asked that we bring back our former, very successful, January fair to Miami Beach, said David Lester. This fair is targeted to once again serve seasonal visitors and residents who are not present in the Miami area during the December fair season.

Lester noted that 25% of the worlds wealth is present in Florida during the winter season, which commences in January.

This fair will serve an entirely different market segment than existing events, said Lester. We recognize and salute the outstanding international fair(s) held in December, and appreciate the global recognition that is brought to Miami Beach and the greater Miami area. It is an outstanding and proven art market.

The Lesters recognize the current challenging economy; but anticipate their long history of creative fair management will enable the majority of their dealer-clients to have a profitable experience next winter.

Many of our former dealer-clients have expressed a desire to be part of a smaller, first-quality seasonal international event of approximately 100 dealers, but without the distractions of a highly competitive multi-fair environment. said Lee Ann Lester. The Florida art fair concept was established in these very same dates, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in 1991, and the concept successfully served the seasonal visitors and winter residents for many years.

ART MIA will open its fair doors to a substantial number of local and Florida galleries, as well as host galleries from Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia. This exceptional fair will coordinate with local dealers to combine fair-based and gallery-based activities during the fair period. ART MIA offers galleries from afar to have a two-market approach during their January mid-winter visit to South Florida by coordinating its dates and management with the IFAE owned Artpalmbeach the following weekend. This renewed January fair also provides a second seasonal access in Miami Beach there by offering an early winter seasonal presence as well as a late fall presence for galleries who have come to the Miami area for art fair exhibitions in December.

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