<Regarding TDW ART FAIR>

The season of the yearly Tokyo Designers Week is coming up soon. As a world renowned event that gathers many innovative Asian art, design, architecture, and music, this year's Tokyo Designers Week would host over 120,000 visitors, a new record in TDW's history.

The theme of this year's TDW Art Fair is "the Power of Art". I hope, in responding to the record-breaking-120,000-visitor, this year's artists would present us equally powerful and stunning works of art. Although it is the third year that TAGBOAT participates in TDW, I can still feel every artist's strong yearnings for originality and uniqueness in their works of art. The power of art has exerted strong influence on the design, architecture, music, and many other creative fields. I believe that the power of art will continue and one day change the culture of Japan.

Starting from this year, Asia Art Award will be held in the same location. I hope every participating artist, while taking the art fair as an opportunity to communicate with other artists from Asia, would challenge the 120,000 visitors with your unique visual languages.

TAGBOAT Inc. CEO Kenji Tokumitsu

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Event Summary

Event Time: 2014 October 25th (Saturday) - November 3rd (Monday・ Holiday) 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Period I: October 25th (Saturday) - October 29th (Wednesday)
Period II: October 30th(Thursday)- November 3rd(Monday・ Holiday)
Period Ⅱ (Oct 30th - Nov 3rd ) are already sold out
Venue: 2-3 Kasumigaoka , Tokyo Meiji-Jingu Gaien Mae (Central Venue), SHOPs around the Metropolitan Area
Expected Visitors: 120,000 people (estimate) *101,790 people (2012/7 days)
Application Time: May 15th, 2014 (Saturday) — August 31st, 2014 (Sunday)

※The booth location is based on the order of application Please choose the dates you would like to attend the fair on the application form During the booth, artists are not required to stay at their respective booths Please include an artist's profile and a photo of artist's work of art along with the application

※Move-in and Move-out Dates

【Period I】
Move-in October 24th (Friday) 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. / Move-out October 29th (Wednesday) after 9:00 p.m.

【Period II】
Move-in October 31st (Thursday) 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m./ Move-out November 4th (Monday) after 9:00 p.m.



Gallery TAGBOAT is the largest online contemporary art gallery in Asia, dealing mainly in paintings, prints, photographs as well as other mediums. Every month, over 80,000 visitors, including major collectors, artists, dealers, and the general public, visit our website. We offer more than 20,000 works for sale from over 1,400 artists, ranging from internationally established artists to emerging artists. Participating artists of TDW Art Fair will receive 98,00-yen-worth Gallery TAGBOAT online sale service that is valid from September 1st, 2014 to August 31st, 2015.

Past participants

Jiangyang WANG

I am Jianyang Wang, an artist from Taiwan. The first time I learned about TDW ART FAIR was from the facebook event page. I had long been hoping to show my works in Japan and was glad to find out that most judges of the TDW ART FAIR were directors of major galleries in Japan. Hoping some of the judges and also the Japanese audience would like my works, I participated in the art fair along with a few of my friends. In the end, I was more than thrilled to see that Japanese visitors truly appreciated and enjoyed my works of art. Moreover, I felt truly grateful and encouraged to receive the TDW ART FAIR Award from Mr. Hiroya Tsubakihara. Even after the fair ended, I had met Mr. Hiroya Tsubakihara a few times in Taiwan and also had the opportunity to visit Gallery Tsubaki in person. I felt very fortunate that I would be able to hold my solo exhibition at Gallery Tsubaki in 2015 and truly wish everyone would like my works and the exhibition.

Payment Method

Please send your payment to the following bank account within five days after you submit your application.

【Bank Account Information】

Bank Name: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Bank Address: 20-2, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042
Bank Branch Name: Shibuya branch (code:654)
Bank Account: 8834695
Account name: TAGBOAT Inc.

※Please check for payment confirmation Please understand it might take a few days to receive the payment confirmation

Contact Information

TDW ART FAIR Secretariat 1 Chome-1-8 Nihonbashiningyōchō, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan
tel: +81-3-5645-3242
mail: tngs@tagboat.com