During Berlin Gallery Weekend, the city becomes a hotspot for art fans and collectors. 50 galleries around Berlin participate in the event, including new and experimental spaces alongside the more established galleries. The artists are specifically selected, with a focus on contemporary art. It is a private initiative of Berlin galleries, and since 2004 the event has gained a reputation as the leading German art event for contemporary art. Associations such as London’s Tate and Paris’ Centre Pompidou contribute to the proceedings as well. Over 1,000 visitors from all over the world come to experience the city’s creative side, including many art collectors from Russia, China, and the USA.