Art Gate Announces Their 2nd Annual Global Art Fair in Virtual Reality, Art Gate International 2021.

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Exhibition Dates: April 15th to April 18th, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 15th, 2020, 7-8 pm EST
Location: In virtual reality
Hours: 24/7, contact the galleries for private exhibition tours.
Interview: To set up an interview with Art Gate VR please contact Brendon McNaughton (in English), or call (905) 806-7245. To set up an interview with Candice Houtekier (in French), please email at or call 581-999-3349.
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Art Gate is pleased to announce their 2nd annual global art fair in virtual reality, Art Gate International 2021. It will take place this April 15-18th in virtual reality.

In its second year, Art Gate International has established itself as a one-of-a-kind destination for the best in modern and contemporary art, highlighting a vibrant international arts community, and bringing together the world’s collector base and thousands of international VR visitors. Art Gate International 2020 saw record-breaking visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since Art Gate was founded in 2018, 11,924 people have visited Art Gate via their VR headset and 21,621 via their Phone or Laptop. Today, Art Gate is the most visited art marketplace for modern and contemporary art in virtual reality.

“It is still incredible to me that I can enter a gallery by putting on a VR headset instead of opening a door to visit. When I enter the room I can see dozens of people from around the world. I still get chills when I shake someone’s hand that I know is physically thousands of miles away from me although it feels as though they are right in front of me. Technology is opening new worlds of possibility for how we connect and experience art. It is an absolute thrill to be
shaping this new world with all of the visionary early adopters who have joined us so far.” – Brendon McNaughton, 2020. Co-Founder of Art Gate VR.

“It was my first show [in virtual reality] and I don’t know what I was doing. When I saw the reception, especially with the livestream on Facebook, I got over a thousand people attending that show… I realized that this test actually is proving something: the possibility to reach out and curate for wider global audiences”. Jacobo Garcia, 2020. Founder of The Divide By Zero Collection, in Soho House, Hong Kong, December 1st 2020.

In 2020, Thompson Landry Gallery, Caviar20, Hashtag Galleries and Sky Fine Foods curated a wide range of Canadian based projects, gallery tours, and artist talks. The Hong Kong based art collector Jacobo Garcia presented his newest art acquisitions and the London-Milan based Cris Contini Contemporary opened a unique exhibition for the pilot project.

“It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to come back to Art Gate International for another year. After meeting such pioneering artists, art collectors and art galleries, I am eager to build on the work to make something different and engaging for this second edition in virtual reality” said Candice Houtekier, Director of Marketing of Art Gate. “We look forward to meeting again to showcase the vibrant arts community here in Art Gate”.

Galleries and art collectors are invited to register to exhibit in virtual reality or to RSVP to Art Gate International 2020 here: