ART X Lagos is West Africa’s premier international art fair, designed to showcase the best and most innovative contemporary art from the African continent and its Diaspora. Founded in 2016 by Tokoni Peterside, the art fair has since become a cornerstone of the Lagos art community, attracting exhibitors, art collectors, members of the West African art scene and international guests.

For 2019, Art X Lagos is moving from The Civic Centre to the Federal Palace in Victoria Island in anticipation of larger crowds. The fair begins on November 1st for the VIP guests and ends on November 3rd. The fair will also treat audiences to several musical performances from some of Lagos’ rising stars.

Here’s a breakdown of the three day event:

Friday, 1st November

  • VIP Preview: 2pm – 6pm
  • VIP Opening Night Cocktail: 6pm – 10pm
  • Performance – Water Work by Eca Eps: 8:30pm

Saturday, 2nd November

  • Public Opening: 10am – 8pm
  • Performance – MIRROR MIRROR by Taiwo Aiyedogbon: 1:30pm
  • ART X Talks: 3:00pm – 7:45pm
  • ART X Live!: 10pm

Sunday, 3rd November

  • Public Opening: 10am – 8pm
  • Performance – If Not for a Child.. by Ngozi Schommers: 2:00pm
  • ART X Talks: 3:00pm – 7:45pm
  • Fair Closes: 8pm


Tickets to Art X Lagos can be purchased here


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