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Features and programming at the Affordable Art Fair New York Fall 2018

Painting at the Affordable Art Fair NYC Fall 2016
 

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.

WORKSHOPS

The Art Therapy Project

Affordable Art Fair NYC’s Official Nonprofit Partner, The Art Therapy Project, will host Interactive Artmaking Workshops for kids and adults in stand 2.19 on Level 2. Get creative and support The Art Therapy Project with a donation. All proceeds will be donated to programs for at-risk youth and survivors of sexual assault. All workshops are held on a drop-in basis with daily themes.

Workshop themes will be announced shortly.

PERFORMANCES

New Camerata Opera, a young New York-based opera company, will serenade guests at Art After Dark in full operatic costume, hair and make-up.

As art enthusiasts roam the fair with drink in hand, they will be spontaneously met with the lush, full, and thrilling sound of some of opera’s greatest masterpieces.

Engage in a feast for the senses: fine art, theater, music and drink all within the context of one memorable evening. Leave with a new piece of art for your home, and the iconic melodies of Verdi, Puccini and Mozart in your ear.

Click here to buy tickets for Art After Dark held on Thursday, September 27 from 6pm and 9pm.

FEATURES

Young Talent Exhibition

The Young Talent Exhibition highlights artists who are not represented by a gallery and provides them with a platform to showcase their work and connect with art buyers. Curated by Lolita Cros, independent curator based at The Wing, the Young Talent Exhibition will feature works by artist Chase Hall. A self-taught painter, sculptor, and photographer, Hall uses his artwork as a platform to critically engage the visual history of racial bigotry in the United States. The ubiquity of this imagery, and the facility with which it is delivered through seemingly innocuous sources such as cartoons, film, children's books, and commercial products, are the focal points of Hall's research.

Make sure you take a moment to engage with this exciting and deeply thought-provoking exhibition which is in the entrance of the fair.

Limited Edition Print

At every Fall edition, Affordable Art Fair NYC releases a Limited-Edition Print in collaboration with an artist exclusive to the fair. This year, artist Adam Bridgland, together with TAG Fine Arts, created a text-based print that is a love letter to New York City.

A limited edition of 10, this screen print with hand spray paint overlays will be available for purchase at the fair, located near the Under $500 Wall on Level 1.

Non-Violence Art Project

The Non-Violence Art Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and motivate young people on how to solve conflicts peacefully. The Non-Violence Art Project has collaborated with several well-known creatives, including Paul McCartney, Johnny Johansson, and Yoko Ono, to design a series of collectable, limited-edition knotted-gun sculptures which will be available for sale at the fair. A percentage of the proceeds from the sculptures’ sales will go towards funding the Non-Violence Art Project’s programs.

The foundation’s presence at Affordable Art Fair NYC will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the infamous ‘Non-Violence’ sculpture created by Swedish artist, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, which is placed outside the UN Building in New York City.

PERSONAL SHOPPING SESSIONS

Looking to buy that perfect painting to fill empty space in your dining room, but feeling a little intimidated by all that Affordable Art Fair NYC has to offer? Enjoy a one-on-one consultation with Spring Fair Director and art expert Cristina Salmastrelli who will take you to several, carefully selected booths, steering you in the right direction and allowing your confidence to grow in purchasing the perfect piece for your home or office.

Limited appointments are available Thursday through Saturday, September 27 - 29. If you are interested in a Personal Shopping Session at the Affordable Art Fair NYC Fall edition, purchase your ticket here and we will be in touch within 48 hours to personalize your tour.

INSTALLATIONS

To be announced shortly.

FOOD & DRINKS

Café by Butterfield Market

Make a day of the fair by enjoying breakfast or lunch onsite after you peruse thousands of works of art. Located on Level 2, the Café by Butterfield Market offers a full range of beverages, sandwiches, and salads and provides a place to relax and re-energize during your visit.

To reduce the total amount of harmful waste produced by our fair, all food containers and wraps used in the fair café will be made from biodegradable material. The fair has also taken a no straw pledge to #stopsucking. Plastic-straw alternatives will be available. Learn more at strawlessocean.org/stopsucking.

Creative Cocktails by Van Gogh Vodka

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 at the Van Gogh Vodka Bar, located on Level 2.

*Must be 21+ to enjoy; please drink responsibly.

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