ArtVerona was conceived of, and initiated by, Danilo Vignati, the president of Fullsteam s.r.l., a company specialised in art events, and Massimo Simonetti who for twenty-five years had been a well-known gallery owner.
The first edition took place between 13 and 16 October 2005 and immediately aroused great interest. It was a totally unexpected event and at once caught the attention of the art world because of its insistence on high quality and of its decision to invite only Italian galleries with the highest profile.
Year after year, innovation after innovation, it has grown both in quality and in its success among critics and the public. And now, in part because of its particular approach, it is considered one of the few important Italian events that absolutely cannot be missed.