Fall 2016 Talks & Tours

At the Affordable Art Fair NYC, the best way to engage and learn is to join one of our fun and informal talks or tours. With a full schedule of events, you were able to educate yourself on everything from beginning and maintaining a collection to learning exclusive insider information on the contemporary art market. Discover our wonderful fall 2016 programme below!


Exclusive Tours
Walk to Art with Bernadette Alibrando
Friday, September 30 | 10:30am
Saturday, October 1 | 10:30am 
Guests learned from Australian art consultant Bernadette Alibrando, founder of Melbourne, New York and Venice’s own Walk to Art, as she discussed artistic themes found among our exhibiting galleries at the fair. They enjoyed an intimate first look of the Affordable Art Fair NYC with an experienced and knowledgeable guide while discovering unique and original works of art ranging from $100 to $10,000.

Women Artists to Watch with Susan Mumford
Sunday, October 2 | 10:00am
Susan Mumford, trans-Atlantic art world expert, entrepreneur, speaker, author and mentor, who founded both the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) and Be Smart About Art, gathered a fantastic group for a talk on collecting with a whistle-stop tour. Taking place prior to the fair opening for its final day, Mumford highlighted six women artists from six exhibiting galleries.

Collect Yourself Tours
This fall, we continued the successful Collect Yourself tours hosted by the Affordable Art Fair team. Affordable Art Fair team members played tour guide on an artistic topic or theme that they find personally engaging. 

Collect Yourself: Asian Art Market Favorites with Camilla
Saturday, October 1 | 12:00pm
Regional Managing Director of the Affordable Art Fairs in Asia, Camilla Hewitson showed off some of her favorite Asian artworks presented at our fair.

Collect Yourself: Finds Under $500 for Your Tiny Apartment with Vanessa
Saturday, October 1 | 2:00pm
Fair Manager, Vanessa Seis revealed amazing finds for your small New York apartment all under $500!

Collect Yourself : Photography Treasures with Elizabeth
Sunday, October 2 | 12:00pm
Marketing and Communications Associate, Elizabeth Boyle explained different types of photographic artworks through various mediums.

Collect Yourself: Falling for Art with Caitlin
Sunday, October 2 | 2:00pm
Partnership Manager, Caitlin Britton discovered a selection of works throughout the fair that explored depictions of love and falling in love – particularly in New York!

SOFA SESSION: Collecting 101: For Passions or for Investment
Thursday, September 29 | 5:00pm
A salon-style discussion that was first introduced at Affordable Art Fair UK, Sofa Session is an informal talk where YOU lead the conversation and learn from experts in their field. 

This edition, the Affordable Art Fair offered a special presentation of Sofa Session in partnership with Christie’s Education of New York. Collecting 101: For Passion or for Investment, with Veronique Chagnon-Burke, Academic Director and Noah Kupferman, Program Director of Art, Law and Business, was a discussion of the relationship between fine art and investments. Visitors engaged with these art world experts in this lively and rich conversation specially designed for YOU.

Collecting 101: For Passion or for Investment took place in the Programming Lounge located on Pink Level (Second Floor). 





Above: Bernadette Alibrando 

 Above: Susan Mumford, courtesy of Guy Bell





Above: Image courtesy of Harrison Steg Photography