We’ve put together a list of todays top art fairs around the world.

The world’s premier international art show for Modern and contemporary works, Art Basel features nearly 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. More than 2,500 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars, are represented in the show’s multiple sections. The exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works…

www.artbasel.com

Frieze Art Fair takes place every October in Regent’s Park, London. It features over 170 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. The fair also includes specially commissioned artists’ projects, a prestigious talks programme and an artist-led education schedule…

www.friezeartfair.com

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 41 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city’s beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels…

www.artbaselmiamibeach.com

The Grand Palais brings together modern and contemporary art galleries-showing solo, group or thematic exhibitions-as well as the design sector, which FIAC was the first international fair to include beginning in 2004; and the Modern Project since 2009.

In the heart of the Jardin des Tuileries and the Jardin des Plantes, a selection of monumental sculptures and contemporary art installations, in collaboration with the Louvre Museum and the National Museum of natural History.

At different sites, a programme of performances at the crossroads of music, contemporary dance and theatre; in partnership with the Louvre Museum…

www.fiac.com

ART HK is the leading art fair in Asia and a key fixture on the international art calendar. In 2011 ART HK welcomed 260 of the world’s leading galleries from 38 countries and brought an attendance of 63,000 (up 38% on 2010). With more billionaires in Asia than in Europe, the art world recognizes the significant market potential in the region, and the role ART HK plays in accessing that potential.

Widely acknowledged as an important platform for networking in the international art community, ART HK brings together collectors, curators, artists and galleries from across Asia and the rest of the world. Collectors are drawn by an opportunity to discover a quality and geographical diversity of art not presented anywhere else. The Fair is accompanied by a packed VIP program of events showcasing the best that Hong Kong has to offer culturally as well as socially, and an extensive talks program featuring a world class line-up of speakers organized by the estimable Asia Art Archive.

www.hongkongartfair.com

The Armory Show-Contemporary is America’s leading fine art fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its eleven years, the fair has become an international institution. Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York their destination during Armory Arts Week

The Armory Show – Modern is a section dedicated to international dealers specializing in historically significant Modern and contemporary art. With one admission ticket, visitors to The Armory Show on March 8 – 11, 2012 will now have access not only to the newest developments in the art world, but also to the masterpieces that heralded them.

www.thearmoryshow.com

At the present moment in time, Contemporary Art is garnering more widespread recognition and difusion, largely thanks to the cultural programme ARCO has organised over the last twenty years and more. ARCO is also a meeting place for the art world, a place for exchanging views, popularising contemporary art, consolidating art collecting and reinforcing the contemporary art market in Spain.

ARCOmadrid rejuvenated itself in 2011 for its 30th birthday, introducing changes that have been very well received by exhibitors and visitors alike. The new layout of the fair, with the reduction from three to two halls and the new distribution of the galleries are the most highly valued new features. The general consensus is that they have made ARCOmadrid more comfortable and accessible to the public. Also receiving the thumbs up of approval were the efforts to enhance the fair’s professional profile fair, a focus on higher quality and the reduction in the number of galleries—with a total of 197 exhibitors—together with the monographic presentation of Latin American proposals in the SOLO PROJECTS section and of young recently created galleries in the OPENING programme. Another positively valued introduction is the incorporation into the GENERAL PROGRAMME of the galleries from the Guest Country—FOCUS RUSSIA programme—thus allowing a greater interaction in the context of the fair…

www.ifema.es

Abu Dhabi Art in its third edition, is an annual boutique platform for modern and contemporary art and design bringing together galleries from all four corners of the world.

This year and for the first time, Abu Dhabi Art will witness an important strategic change as it will be held in Saadiyat Island´s Cultural District, where the Manarat Al Saadiyat exhibition space hosts a growing number of visitors and where the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will open from 2013…

www.abudhabiartfair.ae