Festival sodobne umetnosti Art Stays že od leta 2003 prinaša na Ptuj in v okolico vrhunsko produkcijo domačih ter tujih umetnikov, od najperspektivnejših mladih umetnikov do velikih imen sodobne umetnosti, kot so Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono, Monira Al Qadiri, Gilbert & George, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Edward Burtynsky, Robin Meier, Ivan Navarro, IRWIN, Allora & Calzadilla, Koen Vanmechelen, Hannah Collins, Ilona Nemeth, Jordi Alcaraz, Perino & Vele, Fernando Prats, Roberto Pugliese, Michele Spanghero, Tiffany Chung, Gigi Scaria, Regina Jose Galindo, Grace Weir in mnogi drugi. Spada med najpomembnejše predstavitve sodobne, predvsem likovne umetnosti v Sloveniji in v tem delu Evrope, ter je postal referenčni dogodek za številne mednarodne galerije, muzeje, fundacije in seveda umetnike.


Since 2003, the Art Stays Festival of Contemporary Art has been bringing to Ptuj and its surroundings top productions by Slovenian and International artists, from the most promising young artists to great names in contemporary art, such as Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono, Monira Al Qadiri, Gilbert & George, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Edward Burtynsky, Robin Meier, Ivan Navarro, Allora & Calzadilla, Koen Vanmechelen, Hannah Collins, Ilona Nemeth, IRWIN, Jordi Alcaraz, Perino & Vele, Fernando Prats, Roberto Pugliese, Michele Spanghero, Tiffany Chung, Gigi Jose Scaria, Regina Jose Galindo, Grace Weir and many others. It is one of the most important presentations of contemporary, especially fine arts in Slovenia and in this part of Europe, and has become a reference event for many international galleries, museums, foundations and, of course, artists.