(Photo by Dakota Fine)

The international art world will convene for four days at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. to celebrate today’s up-and-coming artists and art spaces at the (e)merge art fair from October 2-5, 2014. Exhibitors from 30 countries will showcase their pioneering works in sculpture, performance, installation, mixed media and more. The Washington Post will present two engaging panel discussions providing context to the contemporary art movement with leading artists, curators, collectors and directors. ‘Connect: Social Practice’ will be moderated by José Ruiz, artist and curator at Present Company in Brooklyn at 2 p.m. on October 3 and ‘Collect: Emerging Markets’ will be moderated by Vesela Sretenović, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Phillips Collection at 2 p.m. on October 4. The Washington Post is the Presenting Sponsor of the fair.

The fair will host an Opening Night Preview on Thursday, October 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. and subsequent “Concert by the Pool” with music guests Furniteur, Pleasure Curses and Chris Burns on turntables. (e)merge will officially kickoff on Friday, October 3 from 12 to 7 p.m.

Admission to (e)merge will include the Capitol Skyline Hotel grounds and three levels of guest rooms housing the distinct artwork. The fair will be organized into two exhibition platforms: the Gallery Platform, showcasing galleries and art spaces, and the Artist Platform, featuring independent artists. The Washington Post is proud to support the presentation of works by local artists and galleries who continue to push the limits of artistic expression including Elizabeth Brown, Evan Hume, Fawna Xiao, CONNORSMITH, Hamiltonian, Touchstone Gallery and more. View the full list in the (e)merge press release.

Tickets will be available online and students with a valid ID will be admitted free from 12 to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 3. The event will continue on Saturday, October 4 from 12 to 7 p.m. and conclude on Sunday, October 5 from 12 to 5 p.m.

To learn more about (e)merge and to view the full list of exhibitors, visit the fair website.