Features

In addition to a plethora of original, contemporary art for purchase, our spring fair offered several fabulous features to make your visit even more enjoyable!

Fall 2015 features

The Shantell Martin experience
Affordable Art Fair NYC is thrilled to welcome internationally acclaimed visual artist Shantell Martin to our fall edition. Shantell is expanding conventional definitions of drawing and animation to transform visual experience in the design, fashion and music industries. Get ready to indulge in her creative process. Join Shantell as she transforms Affordable Art Fair’s programming lounge, from floor to ceiling, into a wholly immersive art experience with her signature style.

Join Shantell onsite in the Programming lounge on Level 2:
Wednesday, September 9 | 5pm-9pm
Thursday, September 10 | 6pm-8pm
Saturday, September 12 | 1pm-4pm
Sunday, September 13 | 1pm-4pm

Young talent exhibition
Our Young Talent Exhibition invites you to explore the identifiable visual style of emerging artist Boy Kong. Inspired by Surrealism, Ukiyo-e, graffiti art, and animal folklore, Kong’s works take elements of each influence and combines them with vibrant color and movement. This edition is curated by Avi Gitler, director of Gitler &_____, whose mission is to showcase rising artists from around the world.

Silent auction, healing action
Affordable Art Fair NYC is proud to host Silent Auction, Healing Action benefiting our Official Non-Profit Partner, Art Therapy Outreach Center (ATOC). A selection of gallery-donated works are on display for the entirety of the fair to bid on.  For details, see ATOC on Level 1 near the café.

Bidding is open to everyone during all fair hours with all proceeds going towards fulfilling ATOC’s mission.

Limited edition print by artist, Lizzie Gill
In collaboration with Sugarlift (Brooklyn, NY), artist Lizzie Gill created a limited edition artwork, available only at this fall 2015 edition of the Affordable Art Fair. Titled, Beauty Secrets, the piece explores themes of retro Americana in a contemporary context. Don’t miss your chance to take one home. To purchase, please visit Sugarlift in booth 1.52.

Personal shopping sessions
This fall we will offer an insider’s look at the fair and provide professional art-buying advice! Let Fair Director and expert Cristina Salmastrelli assist you in an exclusive one-on-one personal shopping session. Through these sessions, she will steer you in the right direction, allowing your confidence to grow in purchasing the perfect piece for your home or office.


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On-site custom framing services 
Affordable Art Fair is thrilled to welcome back Framebridge, the Official Framing Partner, to provide easy and beautiful custom framing for all your pieces. If you purchase art at the fair, use Framebridge to get it custom framed – the fully-finished piece will arrive ready-to-hang in two weeks anywhere in the continental US. If you have unframed art and photographs at home, bring them to the Framebridge Lounge for an onsite framing consultation and quick, easy ordering.

Doodle with Art Therapy Outreach Center (ATOC)
Affordable Art Fair NYC’s Official Non-Profit Partner, Art Therapy Outreach Center (ATOC) will be onsite at the fair for the duration, providing fair guests with a special interactive art experience – be sure to stop by and doodle! Also, take a few minutes to look at the artwork at the ATOC booth, all created by their clients. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about art therapy, the organization and how you can get involved.

Complimentary wrapping & on-site delivery service
Complimentary wrapping can be found on-site in our Wrapping and Shipping area for you to safely bring home your brand new piece of art! If the work you purchased was too large to carry home, schedule a delivery of your artwork directly to your home or office with our Fair’s dedicated shipping company, Hedley’s Inc.