Every year, gallerists and collectors, artists and designers, and all those interested in fine arts and antiques come to Brussels to take part in BRAFA, the Brussels Art Fair. Held since 1956, the fair is one of the most respected events at the art market.
Over 130 galleries showcase from 10,000 to 15,000 objects. The fair is rather eclectic as the objects belong to different epochs and styles. Paintings, sculptures, archaeological finds, jewellery, valuable coins, furniture, carpets, books, etc.— the selection of exhibits is diverse.
Visitors may not only attend the exhibition and buy art; they can also attend workshops and join art talks with experts. They may also join special tours that introduce the exhibits and give informative insights into the art world.
The number of visitors that come to the fair every year exceeds 60,000. BRAFA Art Fair is organised by the non-profit Belgian Antiques Fair Association. The fair takes place in Tour & Taxis, a trade and exhibition centre in Brussels. The location itself creates an impressive atmosphere as all the buildings belong to the former 19th-century train station and surrounding warehouses.