Algarve Artists Network – AAN is a group of professional artists formed in 2006 to support each other through the exchange of ideas and skills both creative and administrative.

Some are Portuguese and others hail from various countries in Europe and around the world that have chosen to live and share their artistic creativity in this warm, welcoming and inspiring country. 

Events & Activities

Over the years since its inception in 2006 AAN has held many exhibitions in Portugal, including Art in the Air celebrating Faro International Airport’s 50th anniversary and From Land and from Sea in the award winning Portimão Museum, including the European Museum of the Year Award, EMYA in 2010. Professor José Gameiro, Scientific Director and museum founder is hosting the award at the Museum at the Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony in 2024. 

The much acclaimed Transformations of Nature, an exhibition embracing environmental issues, exhibited throughout 2016 and until 2019 in private and municipal galleries in Algarve and at the Contemporary Art Symposium in Guarda.

AAN celebrated a return to a new ‘normal’ with three exhibitions embracing the theme Artists for Hope. In 2022 at the Centro Cultural in Vila Real de Santo António and in the cloisters of the magnificent 16th century convent a Nossa Senhora da Assunção, the home of Museu Municipal de Faro, and in 2024 at Galeria Stº António in Monchique. AAN artists meet regularly to plan forthcoming activities and exhibitions.

Hold Your Own Show.

With over 15 years and over 30 exhibitions mounted in national, municipal and private galleries, studios and properties throughout Portugal, AAN artists are experienced exhibition organisers and an ideal source of publicity for your venue.

Be it a gallery, an empty shop, a warehouse or private property, your locale will be enhanced by an Art Exhibition with Algarve Artists Network for an extended period or a ten to fifteen day Pop-Up-Show. 

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