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? Don’t worry! We offer an insider’s look by providing professional art-buying advice! Let Fall Fair Director and art expert Vanessa Seis assist you in an exclusive Personal Shopping Session!
In these intimate one-on-one sessions, she 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, March 22 - 24. If you are interested in a Personal Shopping Session at the Spring Affordable Art Fair NYC, purchase your ticket here and we will be in touch within 48 hours to personalize your tour.
Art Collecting 101 presented by Tang Art Advisory
Saturday, March 24, 2pm – 3pm
Buying your first piece of art can be an exciting experience, but overwhelming if you don’t know where to start! For first-time buyers looking for tips on starting a collection, join Annelien Bruins, CEO of Tang Art Advisory, as she shares her expert advice when it comes to assessing quality and understanding condition issues and pricing of primary market artworks. She will also explore how to form a collection plan (including shopping on a budget!) and what to expect from working with an art advisor.
Annelien Bruins is the CEO of Tang Art Advisory and has operated in the international art world for 20 years.
Art Conservation Explained presented by Tang Art Advisory
Saturday, March 25, 2pm – 3pm
It’s the best feeling in the world when you purchase a piece of art, but how do you look after it once you get it home? In a Q&A session, CEO of Tang Art Advisory Annelien Bruins is joined by conservator Batyah Shtrum of SBE Conservation LLC in New York to explore potential conservation issues that come up when considering an art purchase: inherent vice as a result of the materials used, when to engage a conservator (and what questions to ask before hiring a conservator) and easy steps you can take to protect your treasured possessions.
Batyah Shtrum owner of SBE Conservation LLC and an associate member of the American Institute of Conservation which promotes best practice in the conservation field.
Paint and Pastries: Family Workshops presented by The Art Therapy Project
Thursday, March 22 – Sunday, March 25 from 11:30am – 12:30pm
Looking for a special family-friendly workshop where you and your young ones can get creative? Join The Art Therapy Project for an art-filled, hands-on workshop just for kids! Themed workshops will be held in the Programming Lounge onsite at the spring edition of Affordable Art Fair NYC Thursday, March 22 – Sunday, March 25 from 11:30am – 1pm. Children will create and take home their artwork on the same day. Workshop includes complimentary pastries plus coffee for adults!
Paint and Pinot: Adult Workshops presented by The Art Therapy Project
Thursday, March 22 – Saturday, March 24 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Bring your friends and colleagues (or special date!) to the fair for an evening of art, wine and creativity! Create your own masterpiece for your home at The Art Therapy Project’s happy hour workshops. Themed workshops will be held in the Programming Lounge onsite at the spring edition of Affordable Art Fair NYC Thursday, March 22 – Saturday, March 24 from 5:30pm – 7pm. Wine included!