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Ginza Galleries Xmas Art Festa 2015

GINZA Galleries
Xmas Art Festa 2015

The Xmas Art Festa is an art event that has been held by Ginza galleries since 2009.
Although Japan does not have a major custom of hanging up art in rooms, it is fun picking out the art you like, similar to choosing clothes or handbags.
This event is intended to propose a lifestyle with art that enriches your daily life and inspires new discoveries.

Event Information

When: Friday, December 11 to Saturday, December 19, 2015
Time: Varies with opening hours of each gallery
Participating galleries: 24 galleries around Ginza (Ginza and Kyobashi areas)

Tokyo Gallery+BTAP / Gallery Eizendo / Gallery Hirota Fine Art /
Galerie Taimei / Gallery Kobayashi / Galerie Taménaga / Yamashita Gallery /
Ginza Kuroda Touen / Shukado / Ginza Jansem Gallery /
Hiro Gallery /
Gallery Murakoshi / Shihoudou Gallery Ginza / Ginza Yanagi Gallery /
Galerie Nichido / Gallery Seizan / Nagai Gallery / Gallery Art Morimoto /
Gallery Gunji / Shibata Etsuko Gallery / Gallery Goto /
Gallery Wada /
Gallery Nii Tokyo / Kyobashi Gallery

Inquiries:
Ginza Galleries Office / Saito
info@ginza-galleries.com
Website:
http://www.ginza-galleries.com/xmasartfes.html

Ginza Kuroda Touen Gallery: “Oribe pot” by Rosanjin Kitaoji

Ginza Kuroda Touen Gallery
“Oribe pot” by Rosanjin Kitaoji

Gallery Goto: “Listen to the wind” silkscreen by Iichiro Tsukamoto

Gallery Goto
“Listen to the wind” silkscreen by Iichiro Tsukamoto

Ginza Yanagi Gallery
“A Horse Standing Cold – Kandachime” 8F Pastel on paper by Hiroshi Okano

Gallery Seizan
“Crimson” F4 oil painting (segment) by Hiroyuki Aoyama

Events

Gallerist-led Tours

Tours will be led by gallerists from galleries participating in the Xmas Art Festa.
Meet up at a gallerist’s gallery, listen to a talk about the exhibit and gallery, then set off to the next gallery to see a variety of exhibits!
If you would like to visit art galleries, but are a little intimidated, this may be a great opportunity for you!
*The galleries visited in each course are chosen by the gallerist.

A Course: Monday, December 14, from 2 PM,
Seiko Yamada (Gallery Seizan)
B Course: Tuesday, December 15, from 2 PM,
Yoko Noro (Ginza Yanagi Gallery)
C Course: Friday, December 18, from 2 PM,
Hozu Yamamoto (Tokyo Gallery+BTAP)

Number of spots: 8 per course (must reserve, first-come, first-served)
Participation fee: none
Length of tour: About 100 minutes

Reservations
As the email subject, write ‘Gallerist-led Tour Reservation.’
Write your requested course, full name, and phone number (reachable during the day). You will receive a response after sending.
E-mail: info@ginza-galleries.com  
Ginza Galleries Office / Saito

Customized Tours

If you are not available to participate in a Gallerist-led Tour, if you only want to see your favorite style of pieces, or if you want to find galleries that suit your personal preferences,
take part in a gallery tour held at a time and date of your choosing during the event period.
Tour reservations can be made for groups or individuals.

Participation fee: 1000 yen (individual or group)

Reservations
As the email subject, write ‘Customized Tour Reservation.’
Write your requested time and date, requested tour details, full name, number of participants, and phone number (reachable during the day). You will receive a response after sending.
E-mail: info@ginza-galleries.com  
Ginza Galleries Office / Saito

Special Party

A special party will be held on the second day of the Xmas Art Festa. The venue will be a hotel lounge that boasts a 30 m atrium.
For entertainment, there will be a Gallery Fake quiz and a bingo tournament. Please enjoy the audience participation quiz hosted by Art Teller Tony and unique gallerists and bingo games where you can win luxurious prizes. Delicious alcoholic beverages and light snacks will also be provided.

Art Teller Tony
This art teller objectively explains the appeal of art pieces in lighthearted talk that inspires a greater interest in art. He has a regular column titled “Chiku-chiku Bijutsubu” in the Geijutsu Shincho journal.
Art Teller Tony’s blog: Kokonishikanai Bijutsushitsu (Exclusive art room) http://ameblo.jp/artony/

When: 5-7 p.m., Saturday, December 12 (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) Where: Art lounge, Park Hotel Tokyo
25F Shiodome Media Tower 1-7-1 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Fee: 4500 yen *Advance reservation required

Reservations
As the email subject, write ‘Special Party Reservation.’
Write your full name, the number of people in your party, and your phone number (reachable during the day) and e-mail address. You will receive a response after sending.
E-mail:info@ginza-galleries.com  
Ginza Galleries Office / Saito

Xmas Art Festa 2015 × Ginza Mitsukoshi
Collaboration Project
Heartfelt gift for Xmas

During the latter half of the Xmas Art Festa, artwork from participating galleries will be displayed and sold in Ginza Mitsukoshi. The best works selected from art pieces at 20 galleries will decorate the venue.
Please come and have a look.

When: 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 16 to Saturday, December 19 Where: Ginza Mitsukoshi 7F gallery
Address: 4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
http://mitsukoshi.mistore.jp/store/ginza/index.html

Displays from 20 galleries
Tokyo Gallery+BTAP / Gallery Hirota Fine Art / Galerie Taimei /
Gallery Kobayashi / Galerie Taménaga / Yamashita Gallery / Ginza Kuroda Touen /
Ginza Jansem Gallery / Hiro Gallery / Shihoudou Gallery Ginza /
Ginza Yanagi Gallery / Galerie Nichido / Gallery Seizan / Nagai Gallery /
Gallery Art Morimoto / Gallery Gunji /
Shibata Etsuko Gallery / Gallery Goto / Gallery Wada /
Gallery Nii Tokyo

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銀座 らん月/三笠会館本店/GINZA
みずほ銀行 銀座通支店/銀座千疋屋/(株)天賞堂/
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