Palm Beach Fairs

Palm Beach in Florida is home to a number of art, antiques and jewellery fairs that take place at different venues around the town that is located approximately 70 miles north of Miami.


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Florida fairs: Sunshine State finds stability

14 January 2019

The closure of south Florida’s primary exhibition venue for a two-year, $615m refurbishment threw the annual winter pilgrimage to the Sunshine State into flux. Perhaps, now that works at the Miami Beach Convention Center are largely complete, 2019 will be a little more straightforward.

Scott Diament president and CEO of Palm Beach Show Group

Post-Brexit partnership: BADA joins forces with Palm Beach Show Group

18 July 2016

Members of the British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) will stand at the upcoming New York Art, Antique and Jewelry Show as part of a new partnership between BADA and The Palm Beach Show Group.

Florida fair organisers fight over new event in Palm Beach

30 June 2016

A dispute has erupted between fair organisers in Florida over a new event being launched in Palm Beach next January.

Lesters blame market forces as they cancel American International Fine Art Fair at 11th hour

21 January 2015

David and Lee Ann Lester have cancelled their American International Fine Art Fair in Palm Beach, Florida at the last moment, citing changing market forces.

Palm Beach group buy Avenue Show

21 October 2013

The Palm Beach Show Group have acquired the ‘Antiques, Art & Design at the Armory Show,’ known as the ‘Avenue Show’, from Manhattan Media.

Palm Beach organiser Lester makes a move on Olympia fair

22 June 2009

FLORIDA-based fairs entrepreneur David Lester has set his sights on a pivotal role in the future of the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

DMG sell second US antiques fair

22 December 2008

DMG, one of the world’s biggest antiques fair organisers, have sold another show from their American portfolio.

Lester buys back Palm Beach fair

30 June 2008

A DEAL is being finalised which means Palm Beach | America's International Fine Art & Antique Fair, is owned once again by Florida-based entrepreneur David Lester, who founded the event.

New deal to secure Palm Beach

21 May 2008

A RADICAL shake-up in the overall organisation, marketing and direction of Palm Beach | America's International Fine Art & Antiques Fair is underway. It will guarantee the future security of the event as a premier American fixture for the next five years and bring in a number of top dealers as part of the organisation.

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Lyman heads Palm Beach

29 May 2007

CHICAGO-based art event promoter Mark Lyman has been appointed vice president of International Fine Arts Expositions (IFAE) by owner dmg world media. IFAE’s American flagship event is The Palm Beach Fair and Palmbeach Contemporary Art Fair.

Baltimore show goes South

02 November 2005

Less than a month after celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show has been acquired by the managing partners of the Palm Beach Jewelry & Antique Show from Frank Farbenbloom.

Palm Beach team step up

16 March 2005

THE management team of IFAE’s Palm Beach shows is to take on new responsibilities as Lorenzo Rudolf takes on a new role in the organisation.

More dealers find a place in the sun

05 January 2005

STAYING in the United States, but in the warmer climes of the South, Palm Beach, Florida, is becoming a busy place for art and antiques of all types.

Palm Beach! now an alternative to Maastricht exclaim organisers

06 July 2004

FLORIDA-based organisers International Fine Art Expositions have surprised the international antiques world by announcing a change of name for their flagship fair in West Palm Beach. From its next staging in February 2005 it will be renamed Palm Beach! America’s International Fine Art & Antique Fair and the organisers are emphasising that this event is now an alternative to the great, long-established European fairs.

PalmBeach3: new name and new partner for contemporary art fair

15 June 2004

FLORIDA art fair Palm Beach Contemporary is to be known as PalmBeach3 for its next staging at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from January 13 to 17, 2005. The name has been chosen to reflect the new three-part structure of the event.

UK dealers ready to give Florida newcomer a second shot

16 March 2004

HOT on the heels of the distinctly glitzy and upmarket Palm Beach Classic, a new fair, the Palm Beach Jewelry and Antique Show, moved into the same venue, the new Palm Beach County Convention Center, with a broader-based, much larger fair, and pulled it off.

Palm Beach pioneers now join ranks of international classic fairs

27 February 2004

FOUNDED eight years ago as the Palm Beach International Art and Antiques Fair, and presented this year in a new location with a new name, Palm Beach Classic, this pioneering Florida fair has just cemented itself as one of the world’s top five international fixtures.

Olympia in the sun – why trade heads for Florida

06 February 2004

HOT on the heels of the upmarket, well-established Palm Beach Classic, the brand new Palm Beach Jewellery and Antique Show will be launched from February 13 to 17 at the same venue, the new Palm Beach Convention Center. The event is fully booked with a hefty 225 dealers but the astonishing fact is that no fewer than 70 of these are from the UK.

Another February fair for Palm Beach

22 September 2003

FLORIDA has a new quality fair with the launch next February of the Palm Beach Jewelry and Antique Show. It will be held from February 13 to 17 in the newly built Palm Beach Convention Center at West Palm Beach and is intended to become an annual event.

Palm Beach repackaged

15 September 2003

International Fine Art Expositions are to repackage its portfolio of Palm Beach art and antiques fairs as the events move to a new venue for 2004. In an effort to distinguish the top-tier fairs from the proliferation of ‘tailgate’ events in southern Florida – and allowing IFAE’s vice-president Lorenzo Rudolf to place his own stamp on the fairs pioneered by David Lester – the three events held this year in a marquee will become two next year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

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