With the arrival of March comes the peak of anticipation for The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht, widely considered one of the finest annual art fairs. TEFAF is enjoying its thirtieth anniversary this year – the organization was founded in 1988 – and expects attendance to top its previous record of more than 70,000 visitors during the 2017 week-long showcase.

The brilliance of TEFAF Maastricht is that it assembles only the best gallerists from around the world, scrutinized with exceptional vetting practices. The result is a showcase of museum-caliber works that are available for purchase or simply for enjoyment by art lovers wandering through the exhibition. So exceptional are these showcases that gallerists clamor to participate and visitors vie early for tickets, resulting in TEFAF’s recent expansion to include two auxiliary exhibitions in New York (one in October and another in May).

Join this international coterie at TEFAF Maastricht 2018, open from 10 to 18 March at the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Center. Planning to make your way to TEFAF? You can prepare for your visit with the official city guide to Maastricht, which is now available online.