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stARTup is a contemporary hotel art fair for select independent artists to create their own unique exhibition spaces and show their latest work in an unexpected and interactive setting. With more than 50 rooms of exhibition space and dynamic art programs for visitors to explore stARTup is a destination event that disrupts the art world status quo by breaking down gallery walls to bring artists, art world professionals, and their audiences, directly in contact with each other to celebrate the creative spirit,  foster new relationships, and create new opportunities.

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With our unwavering mission to champion creative and professional success for independent artists stARTup Art Fair has enjoyed a steady attendance growth of 30%, since its inception. We attract artists, art industry leaders,  collectors, and visitors from across the U.S. and as far away as Mexico, Canada, China, Europe, Australia and South America. Because of stARTup’s success, satellite events are popping up around us, making us art world influencers. We are the converging point where old and new expectations of how art should be seen, experienced, and purchased become more inclusive, more immersive, and way more fun.

Here are just a few statistics about our organization and market that you might find interesting.

Hunter Franks’ “How To Start a Revolution” at  stARTup SF 2018

Hunter Franks’ “How To Start a Revolution” at stARTup SF 2018

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Our partners gain access to an average attendance of 5,000 visitors including multicultural professionals, techies, collectors, and art & design enthusiasts between the ages of 25 and 65 years old. Approximately 50% percent of our attendees earn between $75,000 to $175,000 annually and about 20% earn more than $200,000. Half of them own homes. They are engaged on social media, decorate their homes, travel, buy art, and attend experiential and cultural events. They work in the top industries in our region and 21% run businesses of their own.

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sponsorship Opportunities

We currently offer three sponsorship packages for companies. These offers have a one year duration, but can be easily adapted to fit your needs.

Presenting Sponsor

Want to see your name in lights? Then you, my friend, are our Presenting Sponsor. We’ll share the spotlight, giving you top billing and the best activation opportunity for the fair. We accept one Presenting Sponsor.

Prominent logo features

Exclusive fair entrance banner

Top of website sponsor section

Top of all Newsletters sponsor section

Front page printed program

All exhibitor room signage at the fair

Special mentions

Pre-fair press release

Designated brand mention on Instagram and Facebook

Designated pre-fair post on Instagram and Facebook

Designated fair post on Instagram and Facebook


Advantages at the Fair

Ten VIP Passes

Happy Hour Toast: VIP ticket holders are invited to meet you for opening night cocktails and giveaways

Exhibition space: Your greatest advantage is to actively engage the audience with your brand. We’ll help you plan an activity, event, or special space / room and help you set it up.

$10,000  one fair

$15,000  two fairs

$20,000  three or more fairs + twelve months enhanced Brand exposure *

Premium Sponsor

To engage directly with the crowd, a Premium Sponsorship offers an effective mix of both online and on-site audience visibility. We accept three Premium Sponsorships per fair.

Logo features

Website sponsor section

All newsletters sponsor section

Printed fair program

Social mentions

Pre-fair press release

Designated brand mention on Instagram and Facebook

Designated fair post on Instagram and Facebook

Advantages at the Fair

Five VIP Passes

Demonstration space: a branded 6ft area in the hotel courtyard to mingle and share with fair guests all weekend.

$5,000  one fair

$7,500  two fairs

$10,000 three or more fairs + twelve months enhanced Brand exposure *

Essential Sponsor

To take advantage of stARTup’s reach at an entry level price, this package will cover you. We accept five Essential Sponsorships so you won’t get lost in the crowd.

Logo features

Website sponsor section

All newsletters sponsor section

Printed fair program

Social mentions

Pre-fair press release

Designated fair brand mention on Instagram and Facebook

Advantages at the Fair

Five 3-Day passes

$2,000  one fair

$3,000  two fairs

$4,000  three or more fairs + twelve months enhanced Brand exposure *


* Enhanced Brand Exposure : your logo will remain on our website and in our newsletter blasts for 12 months including the two fairs, plus 2 more brand mentions outside of the fair schedule(s)


For more information and inquiries, contact:

Shannon Kaye
Director of Business Development

(650) 787-7405
shannon@startupartfair.com