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ESTE ARTE International Art Fair taking place in January at Punta del Este Convention & Exhibition Center, Uruguay.

We empower both private and institutional collections. We support the art market's development. In parallel to the exhibition, we create a space for dialogue among artists, collectors and curators. We envision a cultural landmark, where the South American art system meets, exchanges ideas and thrives.


ESTE ARTE, Punta del Este

From January 4 to 8, 2020, ESTE ARTE, the most select fair in the Americas, presents its 6th edition in Punta del Este.

Artists, collectors, curators and art lovers, all in one place: the Punta del Este Convention & Exhibition Center. ESTE ARTE offers collectors and art lovers the opportunity to experience each piece and generate a connection with each gallery, on a human scale. The atmosphere and format of the fair, its excellent Exhibitors Program, the outstanding Cultural Agenda and the Collectors Program, an intelligent platform for regional and international collectors, are what make ESTE ARTE unique as Punta del Este: the mixture Perfect entertainment, glamor and relaxation. And to celebrate his five years ESTE ARTE we add one day!

Five days of exhibitions and events to enjoy, meet and celebrate culture, together.

January 4-8, 2020

After four successful editions, ESTE ARTE 2020 gathers the best Uruguayan galleries and a selection of the most recognized galleries in the world. Galleries from 20 countries present an artistic offer to appreciate works by unquestionable masters as well as emerging artists.

For five days ESTE ARTE transports the audience to an atmosphere of sensitivity, placidity and harmony, becoming a fantastic opportunity to link them and the works.

ESTE ARTE is made thanks to the support of the MEC - Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Tourism of Uruguay. 

Customs Information

Unlike other countries in the region, artworks transit management is simple and well organized. All temporary importations (90 days) of artworks are exempt from customs taxation. When an artwork is sold within the country, customs duty are needed but are related to the constitutive value of the piece. Also, the artworks sold within the Republica Oriental del Uruguay, are exempt from paying VAT or other taxes.

Strategic Location

Uruguay’s economic stability, friendly taxation and efficient infrastructure are among the advantageous conditions of the location and some of the reasons that the region is attracting international VIPs. Punta del Este is the main resort of South America and internationally known for having the right mix of relax, fun and glamour.

Efficiency Infrastructure

Although Punta del Este preserves the appearance of a small town, it also offers facilities and services usually found in larger cities such as: the International Airport of Punta del Este, hotels and rental housing, design stores, haute cuisine restaurants. ESTE ARTE has formed partnerships with firms providing additional services as Art Handlers team, Photographer Service, Framing Studio, and Freelance Technicians or Assistants.