Affordable Art Fair is looking forward to an exciting spring 2016 edition on March 30 through April 3, with 70 local, national, and international galleries offering an array of original artwork from more than 500 artists.
Held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, and with a plethora of new galleries, fresh artwork, and engaging tours, the upcoming spring edition will brim with more variety than ever before.
The concept is simple, yet unique: an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000.
Each fair edition, Affordable Art Fair NYC dedicates an area of the fair to an emerging artist or recent graduate. This year, they welcome New York-based mixed media and collage artist, Delano Dunn, whose work explores racial identity and perception. His series In Our Time, which will be curated by Danielle Durchslag, investigates the simultaneity of the 1960’s American space race and the Civil Rights Movement. Located at the entrance of the fair, these works create a visual tether between NASA’s expansion of the “American Dream” and the African American struggle for dignity.
Official Non-Profit Partner, Art Therapy Outreach Center (ATOC) will be onsite at the fair with staff and volunteers to answer any questions visitors have about art therapy, the organization, and how you can get involved. Join the Kid’s Programming on Saturday and Sunday with all proceeds going to support ATOC.
Affordable Art Fairs dedicate a portion of the fair to children’s workshop in order to educate the artists of tomorrow and cultivate their creative interests. This fair edition, we’ve decided to get in touch with our inner super heroes. Enjoy this family-friendly Super Hero Series led by creative artists represented by Elisa Contemporary Art (Riverdale, NY – Booth 1.15). This edition, the admission to participate in the workshop is $10 per child. All proceeds will go to supporting the Official Non-Profit Partner, Art Therapy Outreach Center (ATOC). Transactions can be paid onsite, we accept credit card and cash.
Way back in 1996, Will Ramsay opened Will’s Art Warehouse in southwest London to bridge the public’s increasing interest in contemporary art and London’s highbrow gallery scene. By concentrating on relatively unknown artists not carrying a premium for reputation, the gallery was able to offer works from about $100 up to $5,000 from a stable of over 150 artists. The response Will received from his Art Warehouse inspired him to take his approach to the next level, and three years later the Affordable Art Fair was born. By embracing other friendly galleries selling affordable art, the first fair launched in Battersea Park in October 1999. 10,000 visitors took advantage of the ease of buying, breadth of choice, affordable prices and user-friendly approach.
Today, Will’s Art Warehouse still stands and the Affordable Art Fair has become something of a global phenomenon. The Affordable Art Fair now takes place in cities including Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, New York, Milan, London, Singapore, Hamburg, Seoul, Stockholm and Hong Kong. Globally, over 1.6 million people have visited an Affordable Art Fair and purchased over $367 million worth of art.