Diamonds for Life

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Diamonds for Life

Meir 50
February 8th, 2014 - February 13th, 2014
Opening: February 8th, 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM





TM-Art Fine Arts New Events: “Diamonds for Life”,

 “Art Antwerp 2014” and the Fair’s own “Hilton Opening Celebration Gala”




In the heart of Europe - alongside museums, historical buildings, art galleries, antiquity and jewellery craftsmen ART ANTWERP will showcase innovative new art in an elegant, exhibition space from the 13th to the 20th July 2014, in the city of Antwerp, Belgium.


Thomas Maes, Founder and Director of TM-ART International Fine Arts states: “It is a dream come true!” Indeed, Thomas Maes and his team will showcase an extraordinairy event. In order to promote “Art Antwerp International Art & Design Fair” in June 2014, TM-ART have organized and will be hosting a prime introductory event at the royal historic “Paleis op de Meir” in Antwerp, Belgium from the 8th to the 13th of February, 2014.


Palace on the Meir” is a genuine palace in the historical center of Antwerp, an original 18th century building used by important rulers such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Willem I of the Netherlands and the Belgian Royal House. Soon you can enjoy historical sightseeing with a luxurious event in the Palace on the Meir: visit the “Diamonds for Life” Event by TM-ART.


Never before has an art fair celebrated Antwerp jewellery design in elegant fusion with fine art. Thomas Maes and Gabriel Meiring will showcase their exclusive selection of paintings, illustrations and sculptures. During the evening on the 8th, a first VIP reception will be held, wherein a live classical piano performance will be given by Maestro Gabriel Meiring.


Furthermore, an exclusive group of artists and designers have been invited to show select works from the 10th to the 13th of February, within the Palace. A second VIP reception will be held in their honour.


“Diamonds for Life” VIP receptions will include walk-in dinner, auction, live music, art and jewel exhibit, cocktail service, and much more. During the events of the 8th and the 10th of February, the Napoleon Museum will be open and offering guided tours. Reception tickets will be available for purchase online, from which a portion will be donated to charity. 60 tickets are available for each of the two VIP vernissages and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.


In tow, the juried, contemporary art fair ART ANTWERP will feature an international slate of artists and galleries. On June 13th, the grand opening will be held at the event venue known as Antwerp Expo. For the following 7 days, the event will be open to the public. Over 80 booths will exhibit art pieces from emerging and established artists, galleries and museums and will showcase contemporary and modern art, jewel design, architecture, classic masterpieces and more. Visitors will be invited to talk with the artists, collectors, art journalists, curators and fellow art lovers.


On June 14th, the second evening of the fair, partner Hilton Antwerp will be hosting an ART ANTWERP Opening Celebration Gala. The black Tie VIP Gala Program features an haute cuisine dinner, cocktail service and open-bar, charity auction, door prizes, live music, art and dance performances and an exclusive exhibition of up to 10 artists’ works. The evening will be fully catered by Hilton Antwerp. Apply now to present your select work or visit to buy your tickets!


Global art lovers journey from afar to discover and enjoy Antwerp and have named it one of the most stylish cities the world, upholding a culture of tradition and modern design. ART ANTWERP will showcase the best innovative and contemporary art from top galleries and talented artists from around the globe. There are still openings for exhibition and participation for ART ANTWERP this June. Art Antwerp is an important event for all serious collectors, curators, museum directors and interior designers, providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.





Diamonds for Life, February 8-13, 2014

Palace on the Meir

Meir 50

2000 Antwerp



Art Antwerp International Art & Design 2014, June 13 - 20

Antwerp Expo

Jan van Rijswijcklaan 191

2020 Antwerp



Art Antwerp Opnening Celebratory Gala, June 14, 2014

Antwerp Hilton Hotel

Groenplaats 32

2000 Antwerp





Saturday February 8th
19:00  - Opening Vernissage, Napoleon museum open-door visit with guided tours, VIP Gala Reception, walking dinner (by Grand Café Horta Restaurant), wine and champagne service
21:00 - Charity Auction benefitting Belgian Cancer Research
21:00 - 23:00 Coffee bar and deserts by Grani d’Oro Monte-Carlo
21:30 - 22:00 Live piano performance by Gabriel Meiring

Sunday February 9th
10:00 - 15:00 Maes & Meiring Exhibition open to the public

Monday February 10th
10:00 - 15:00 Exhibition open to the public – upon closing, additional artists install
19: 00 VIP Vernissage Reception and Napoleon Museum tours
20: 00 Walking dinner service by Grand Café Horta Restaurant, wine & champagne, art exhibit viewing

21:00 Coffee & dessert (by Grani d’Oro Monte-Carlo)

Tuesday February 11th
10:00 - 17:00 Exhibition open to the public

Wednesday February 12th
10:00 - 17:00 Exhibition open to the public

Thursday February 13th
10:00 - 17:00 Exhibition open to the public



Event Curators

Thomas Maes | Executive Director
Art Antwerp | TM-ART Fine arts International

VAT: ART – EXPO vzw 0543307688 | Phone: +32(0)479312165   | Skype:  maes.fine.arts



Jennifer Ann Dick | Assistant Director & PR
Art Antwerp | TM-ART Fine arts International

VAT: ART – EXPO vzw 0543307688 | Phone: +15145759975 | Skype:  jenniferanndick



Media contact information

English: Demetris Oreopoulos – /

French: Jennifer Ann Dick –

German: Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund –


Participant information

TM-ART provides a special discounted accommodation offer for all participants at the Antwerp Hilton Hotel. For details and reservations please contact or visit

Application Form for ART ANTWERP EXHIBITION (June 13 – 20, 2014)


Application Form for ART ANTWERP’s opening Celebration VIP  Gala with Antwerp Hilton Hotel (June14, 2014)