(Courtesy of arteBA Fundación)

The local artistic community will be abuzz throughout the weekend, as the most important contemporary art fair of the year, arteBA, has kicked off at La Rural until the 22nd of May.

The fair, which is the largest of its kind in Latin America, will showcase the artwork from 68 different galleries, and also promote newcomers to the scene, award prizes, and stage conferences for collectors and 3 art talks with renowned local artists Marta Minujín, Julio Le Parc and Pablo Reinoso.  Additionally, this year the fair will be offering free iPhone and iPad apps, and free audio guides.

Tickets to the fair cost 50 pesos and can be bought online here. Opening hours are form 1pm-9pm. La Rural. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.