NEW YORK SPRING 2020 PROGRAM
Affordable Art Fair NYC is more than just an art fair, with an array of inspiring and interactive activities for friends and family to enjoy. We create an experience fully equipped to help you fall in love with art, and our friendly and welcoming team is on hand to help you find your perfect artwork.
YOUNG TALENT EXHIBITION
Affordable Art Fair NYC’s Young Talent Exhibition is a dedicated platform that supports emerging artists and curators within the contemporary art community. This Spring edition, the School of Visual Arts Continuing Education will present MATERIAL INDEX, an exhibition that explores the relationship between artists, materials and identities. The selected artists employ the physicality of material to express solidarity with transcultural origins and to animate individual and ancestral memory. The Young Talent Exhibition is curated by Keren Moscovitch and will feature artists: Lisa Di Donato, Yam Chew Oh and Arantxa Rodrigues in the lobby of the fair.
PERFORMANCE BY LONI LANDON DANCE PROJECT
Loni Landon Dance Project is a New York City-based contemporary dance company that will present “mirrors,” an athletic and poetic movement essay focusing on the theme of belonging and identity. The performers, Nicole Von Arx and Dorchel Haqq will use improvisation and choreography by Loni Landon accompanied with live music as the exclusive Art After Dark feature performance on Thursday, March 26 from 6pm - 9pm in the aisles of the fair.
LIMITED-EDITION TOTE BAG
Are you an Art Addict, Art Adventurer, or believe that All You Need Is Art? At this year's Spring fair, we will be selling a limited-edition selection of arty and ethical tote bags so you can proudly wear your art-lover status on your arm.
As you’re browsing the aisles, should you need some ethically and sustainably produced arm-candy to hold your precious purchases – just head on over to the box office and snap one up for just $10. Alternatively, purchase a bag in advance as an add-on when you buy your fair ticket!
UNDER $500 WALL
With a dedication to presenting affordable art that everyone can discover and collect, Affordable Art Fair NYC is excited to showcase a collection of works – all priced under $500 on Level 1. This is the perfect place to find great art for the new or emerging collector!
On Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27, we invite art and design professionals for one hour before the fair opens to the public to join us for an exclusive private viewing. Beginning at 11am on these days, the fair will be buzzing with industry chat that creates an ideal atmosphere for networking and one-on-one conversations with dealers to find the perfect match for your next project or client’s home.*
Stroller Hours is a fun and accessible way for parents to enjoy the fair, discover art and shop with their little ones, hassle-free. For parents, children and strollers, we are opening the doors early, before opening to the public, on Saturday and Sunday mornings, March 28 and 29, from 10am - 11am.*
*Special ticket required.
Benefitting our Official Nonprofit Partner, The Art Therapy Project
Affordable Art Fair NYC is proud to host an online art auction benefitting The Art Therapy Project (TATP) from the week of March 2 to the evening of the Private View, March 25. With your participation, visitors will be able to fall in love with and bid on a unique piece of art while also supporting The Art Therapy Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the creative process to help trauma survivors and underserved populations heal and cope with life’s challenges.
In partnership with Affordable Art Fair NYC, The Art Therapy Project is hosting fun art making activities in the fair’s café area on Level 2 on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 where you and your child can create an art project to explore your creativity together. Kids Art Making Workshops are a suggested minimum $10 donation with all proceeds going to help fund art therapy programs for at-risk youth including those who are homeless, live in domestic violence shelters and who have been placed in foster care.
All proceeds will help fund art therapy programs for at-risk youth including those who are homeless, live in domestic violence shelters and who have been placed in foster care.
Hours of Kids Workshops:
Saturday, March 28 | 10am - 11:30am & 1:30pm - 5pm
Sunday, March 29 | 10am - 11:30am & 1:30pm - 4pm
Director’s Tour with Vanessa Seis
Preview Affordable Art Fair NYC with our Fair Director, Vanessa Seis as your guide! Explore fair highlights and our international roster of galleries on Saturday, March 28 from 3pm – 4pm. Special ticket required. Inquire at the Box Office.
PERSONAL SHOPPING SESSIONS
We are excited to offer limited time, personal shopping experience with Fair Director, Vanessa Seis throughout the running of the Spring fair. In these curated, one-on-one sessions, Vanessa will take you to several specially selected stands on a personalized tour to help you find the perfect artwork for your home!
Limited appointments are available Friday through Sunday, March 27 - 29. Upon booking this ticket, we will be in touch with you within 48 hours to customize your tour. This ticket excludes the Private View on Wednesday, March 25 and Art After Dark on Thursday, March 26.
LUNCH TIME TALKS
Listen and explore mission-driven topics as well as hands-on advice at the intersection of art, design and architecture during our inspiring Lunch Time Talks.
Located on Level 2 in the Inspiration Lounge, these conversations are an engaging platform for interior designers, architects, art advisors and the creative-minded visitor.
Ticket includes entry for one person to Lunch Time Talks from 12pm - 1pm as well as a box-lunch from our partner, Dig — a new kind of food business devoted to creating a better future through vegetables!
Blurred Lines: The Intersection of Art, Design & Craft
Hosted by the Female Design Council
Thursday, March 26 | 12 - 1pm
Symbol, Pattern and Material: Creating meaning in Design and Art
Hosted by Black Artists + Designers Guild
Friday, March 27 | 12 - 1pm
Panel discussions take place in the fair’s Inspiration Lounge on Level 2 and are free with General Admission.
The Education(s) of an Artist
Hosted by the School of Visual Arts Division of Continuing Education
Saturday, March 28 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Artists Lisa Di Donato, Yam Chew Oh and Arantxa Ximena Rodriguez, and curator Keren Moscovitch, discuss the myriad educational pathways available to artists, both in and out of the institution. Each of the artists in Material Index have pursued their education via various contexts including graduate school, continuing education, artist residencies, teaching, and art collectives, among others. They will converse on the importance of self-education and community-led learning, as well as the resources offered through art and educational institutions. Examining questions of access and inclusion, they will discuss their own relationship to research, and the many forms taken by the education(s) of an artist.
We are partnering with Dig, a new kind of food business devoted to creating a better future through vegetables. Located on Level 2, the Café provided by Dig will serve some favorites from their fast casual restaurants across the city, while providing you with a place onsite to relax and re-energize during your visit.
Make a day of the fair by enjoying a meal at our onsite cafe while perusing 1000s of artworks — Get your Advanced Price tickets today to join us!
Enjoy complimentary beer* by Radeberger Pilsner, Schöfferhofer Grapefruit and Clausthaler Non Alcoholic during the Private View and Art After Dark events.
Multi-disciplinary artist and designer, Joe Geis, in partnership with Affordable Art Fair NYC and Radeberger Pilsner, will create a live painted mural during the Private View on Wednesday, March 25 from 7pm - 8pm.
It’s not just the art that will get you in touch with your creative side! Enjoy complimentary cocktails* during the Private View and Art After Dark events courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka.
*Must be 21+ to enjoy. Please drink responsibly.