(New York, NY) – This year celebrates Affordable Art Fair’s 15th anniversary as a global contemporary art fair, giving people the opportunity to own art regardless of the size of their wallet. The event is dedicated to fostering a relaxed and enjoyable environment where a diverse array of affordable contemporary art by living artists is available.
This spring’s fair will showcase 80 galleries at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. New York City’s most recent fall edition of the Affordable Art Fair received over 12,000 visitors and generated $2M in art sales in four days. “The strength of our niche market is increasing across all regions. Purchases at Affordable Art Fair this year totaled $45M – and when you consider the price ceiling ($10,000), that’s a lot of artwork being taken to a new home!” says Will Ramsay, Founder of the Affordable Art Fair. With such growing momentum, the fair, scheduled for April 3-6, with Private View on April 2, is slated to yet again break records.
The fair’s main level, comprised of internationally recognized galleries and Affordable Art Fair mainstays, including Manifold Editions, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Coates and Scarry, Cube Gallery, Bicha, and Elisa Contemporary Art, will once again bring a wide range of contemporary work that will satisfy the diverse taste of this vast city.
The second floor is dedicated to emerging and established galleries showing new talent. “It is always important to us, at the Affordable Art Fair, to support and nurture the next generation of artists and galleries. This spring we will have an entire floor dedicated to them, including: Uprise Art, Art Students League of New York, See No Evil Gallery and Minan Gallery,” says Cristina Salmastrelli, Director of the Affordable Art Fair New York.
As always, there will be a strong Recent Graduate Exhibition at this edition of the fair. We are thrilled to announce Gabriel de Guzman, curator of visual arts at Wave Hill, as the curator of this recurring fair feature.
In addition, the fair will offer engaging programming for visitors alongside children’s weekend workshops, ensuring that there is something enticing for everyone. Onsite programming will take place throughout the run of the fair, with details to be announced.
About the Affordable Art Fair
The Affordable Art Fair celebrates the idea that art is for everyone, offering original artwork priced from $100 - $10,000, with half of the work under $5,000. The Fair offers unique programming including a wide variety of artist and curator talks, panel discussions, kids’ activities and more. Since its launch in 1999, over 1.4M people have visited an Affordable Art Fair, and over $316M in art has been sold at the Fairs. A global brand, the Fair now takes place in Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Maastricht, Mexico City, Milan, New York, Singapore and Stockholm.
THE EIGHTH FLOOR
Private View: Wednesday April 2, 7-10pm
125 West 18th Street (between 6 and 7 Avenues)
Thursday April 3 11am – 8pm
Friday April 4 11am – 8pm (free admission 6 – 8 pm)
Saturday April 5 11am – 8pm
Sunday April 6 11am – 6pm
Tickets at the Door: $15
Students and Seniors: $10
Children under 12: Free