Design Festa vol. 47 @ Tokyo Big Sight (May 12-13)

Since its inception in 1994, Design Festa ( has strived to create a space where all artists, regardless of age, profession, or nationality, can free express themselves. This May they will be celebrating their 47th installment of this event.

Scroll down for the "Official Press" release (thanks Allison), and as well these are the essential information for folks hoping to attend the annual event.

Dates and Time: May 12th & 13th, 2018, 11am to 7pm
Details: Original artworks, exhibitions, sales, performances, and more!
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight West Halls
Number of Booths: Approx 8,000

Design Festa vol. 47 Press Release: "Asia’s largest art event Design Festa returns to Tokyo Big Sight West Halls this May 2018 for another exciting event, with a larger variety of art and exhibitions than ever before!

Over 15,000 artists from all over the world will gather to exhibit and sell an assortment of accessories, paintings, handmade goods, and other original creations over the course of the two day event, which is expected to draw up to 60,000 visitors.

As a place known for promoting artistic expression, Design Festa offers a number of areas where both artists and visitors can freely be themselves. Among these are interactive workshops, live bands, dance performances, and fashion shows, but this is just a small sampling of what can be seen at Design Festa!

In addition, we are excited to announce the debut of the new Performance Area, which will be located outside near the Food Area, as well as a new section in the booth area specifically designed for poetry and other written works, Book Booths!

We look forward to seeing people of all ages at this May’s powered-up Design Festa vol.47!"

Featured Attractions: "In addition to our ever-popular Show Stage, Design Festa will also feature a new Performance Area, adjacent to the outdoor Food Area. Here visitors will have the chance to enjoy acoustic music and many other forms of performances while enjoying delicious cuisine from all over the world.

Design Festa vol.47 will also feature a large number of interactive artworks and exhibitions, meaning anyone, regardless of whether they are an exhibitor or not, can freely express themselves within the creative space that Design Festa is known for."