The fair



DRAWING NOW Art Fair is the first contemporary art fair exclusively dedicated to drawing in Europe, created in 2007.

From June 10th to 13th 2021, the 14th edition of this world-leading fair welcomes 74 international galleries selected by an independent committee, made up of professionals from the art world.

These galleries present more than 300 artists and nearly 2,000 works, representative of the diversity of drawing from the last 50 years to the present day. Collectors and art lovers are invited to discover the works of emerging and more established artists.


  • 74 galleries
  • 15 countries represented
  • 47% of foreign galleries
  • More than 300 artists
  • More than 2000 works
  • 20,000 visitors
  • 5 days of exposure



Secteur Général

Located under the canopy of the Carreau du Temple, on the ground floor, this space welcomes galleries that present an artist in focus on at least 30 percent of the total area of their stand.



Located on the lower level (-1) of the Carreau du Temple, this area welcomes proposals from one or two French or international artists in a context that favours the public to immerse themselves in the world of one or two artists.

This area benefits from specific mediation by a dedicated school for the visit of the booths.



Located on the lower level (-1) of the Carreau du Temple, this area hosts projects that combine drawing with various mediums such as photography or animation; or disciplines such as architecture, pedagogy or history, in short a place where drawing tests its limits.

This area benefits from specific mediation by a dedicated school for the visit of the booths.



The fair is exclusively reserved for galleries that can justify at least three exhibitions per year, independent artists are not accepted.

You can download the 2020 exhibitors informations below.
Applications are made via our online platform, we do not accept paper and pdf files.


Quality in all its senses! Thanks to the 2017 Drawing Now Prize, it is allowed the drawing to free itself from any constraints, thus offering visibility in all its material states!

Galerie C

A show always eagerly awaited, an attentive public, the opportunity to meet new collectors.

Galerie Papillon

DRAWING NOW PARIS maintains a level of quality. It must continue to internationalize within Europe and with other continents. The organizing team makes great efforts in this direction and is attentive to the needs of gallery owners and very kind in all circumstances.

Suzanne Tarasiève, Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève

An edition welcoming new visitors and foreigners, especially Dutch, German, some Americans and new collectors. A particularly caring, calm, curious and happy audience to discover the diversity of the Show.

Isabelle Gounod, Galerie isabelle Gounod

A Fair as friendly as it is of high artistic quality. that can't be overlooked.

Galerie Sator


Whether it is a component of a sophisticated installation, framed, punalysed or painted on the wall, whether it spills into the field of video and animation, drawing is everywhere. Once considered a preparatory sketch or secondary document, this medium has become an art in its own right, highly prized. The figures show that, according to the Artprice database, between 2005 and 2014, the volume of auctions of drawings more than doubled.

Contemporary drawing: the lure of stroke

“The only Contemporary Drawing Fair has been held for ten years in the heart of the capital. And nowhere else in the world.”

Drawing Now, Dix ans de dessin

The first Contemporary Drawing Fair, which was launched in 2007, was confidential. This is no longer the case for its 10th edition not only in celebration, but also in open to a whole range of perspectives and attractions for those who are rightly tickled by this most intimate gift of artists.../... The quality and strength of Drawing Now, a Fair that all amateurs salute is its eclecticism in form as in the background.

The drawing has regained its luster among amateurs

"For its tenth edition, Drawing Now is taking an already strong position, looking at the safe values while valuing emerging artists.../... The model works because of the seventy-four merchants, the proportion of internationals is increasing, reaching 41 this year. It must be said that foreign salons devoted to drawing focus more on paper support than on the medium in its multiple creative possibilities as is the case at Drawing Now. »


Drawing Now, dedicated to contemporary drawing, confirms its status as the friendliest Fair of the year

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Ten years ago, it was just a shudder. Today, it is undeniable, drawing has won its bet: to be considered a practice in its own right, as noble as it is surprising.

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