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What is the difference between art exhibition and art fair? It seems both show something to an audience.

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Exhibition denotes the idea of "showing" whereas "fair" may connote showing, selling and entertainment together.

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Works of art are shown at both an exhibition and a fair, but this is for the purpose of selling them in the latter case.

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thank you, Will ~ – lovespring Jan 22 '12 at 12:28

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