7th March 2018
Mayfair Art Weekend announces 2018 dates, participating galleries and partners 

The fifth edition of Mayfair Art Weekend will take place this summer from Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July coinciding with the landmark 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts. Following the unveiling of the RA’s major redevelopment of Burlington Gardens and the transformation of the Cork Street gallery district, Mayfair Art Weekend presents an opportunity to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Mayfair and St James’s as one of the world’s most historic and thriving art quarters.

Mayfair Art Weekend will be joined by the Royal Academy of Arts, over 35 galleries, auction houses, and a host of artists and the wider creative community to showcase the unparalleled artistic expertise, quality and diversity on offer in Mayfair and St James’s. The weekend will commence with Gallery HOP!, a Friday evening event which allows art enthusiasts to explore some of the capital’s world-class galleries and luxury retailers for private views, evening receptions, and in-store exclusives on a walk-in basis. Saturday and Sunday will continue with a series of enriching and lively events programmed by each participating gallery. Curated events will range from talks, tours and workshops to performances and will take place throughout the weekend. The full programme and the events hosted by each gallery, will be announced in May 2018.

The Royal Academy Annenberg Courtyard will act as a hub throughout the Weekend, providing a space for public talks, workshops, food and entertainments, with tours departing regularly, visiting galleries across the district. From world renowned to not-for-profits, Mayfair Art Weekend brings together a broad range of galleries encompassing a wide scope from Old Masters to the biggest names in contemporary art. Among the list of participating galleries and partners this year are: David Zwirner, Christie’s, Gagosian, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Stoppenbach & Delestre, Timothy Taylor and the Mayor Gallery. The weekend also welcomes a host of new galleries to Mayfair and St James’s including Richard Saltoun, Senesi Contemporanea and recent additions Olivier Malingue Gallery and Kamel Mennour.


Image Credit: Mayfair Art Weekend 2017, photo by David Parry, courtesy of Mayfair Art Weekend