Affordable Art Fair NYC will return on March 27th through March 31st with a unique lineup of original programming.
Beginning with the fair’s signature Private View, a festive commencement soiree on the evening of the 27th, VIPs and patrons can mingle with cocktails provided by Van Gogh Vodka, while perusing works from more than 400 artists at 69 exhibiting galleries.
The following night, Art After Dark on March 28th from 6pm-9pm, will feature a performative experience by the talented Philadelphia-based painter and musician, Vessna Scheff.
Colors, movements and sounds will come together in a multi-sensory experience as Vessna and her collaborators pair acapella and acoustic sounds, dance, percussion and paint on the surface of a giant canvas, spread across the fair’s inspiration lounge.
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, New York-based artist, Mónica Hernández, will showcase her thought-provoking oil-on-canvas works featuring the female figure and the power of the female gaze.
Always looking to challenge how women represent themselves, Hernández is certainly one to watch as a breakout emerging artist, with 103K followers on Instagram and recently named 30 under 35 in CULTURED for 2019. She graduated from Hunter College with a BFA in 2017.
A new program launching this spring is Stroller Hours, a fun and accessible way for parents to enjoy the fair, discover art and shop with their little ones, hassle-free.
With crowded sidewalks and the endless onslaught of bikes, buses and people, parents are hard-pressed to secure elbowroom on a casual stroll with their children and strollers.
Affordable Art Fair NYC eliminates this struggle, with doors opening early for parents and children-only, before opening to the public, on Saturday and Sunday mornings, March 30th and 31st, 10am-11am.
On the partnerships front, Affordable Art Fair has teamed up with Bridgeman Images, the leading specialist in art, culture and historic licensing, on the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018, a growing art competition for artists judged by various bold-faced names in the industry, including the fair’s Founder & CEO, Will Ramsay.
The Grand Prize Winner, photographer Imogen Forte, received a commission toward the design of a limited edition tote bag, to be sold exclusively at Affordable Art Fair worldwide.
The winning artwork showcases a dreamy shot of seabirds frozen in mid-flight, taken during the artist’s most recent trips to Cuba. A percentage of these sales will go toward The Art Therapy Project, the fair’s long-standing Official Non-Profit Partner, a mental health organization providing free art therapy services to trauma survivors.
The fair’s café – dubbed The Pigeon Café for this special Spring Edition – has a unique installation from JJ Galloway, designed specifically for Affordable Art Fair NYC. Inspired by artworld contemporaries, everyday life and her daughter’s childhood habit of placing food on her head before eating, this interactive and playful collection highlights one of the most steadfast and iconic of New York residents, the pigeon.
Twenty-four cheerful paintings and seven sculptures will take over the café on Level 2, with each pigeon highlighting a cult favorite of New York cuisine, from savory ramen noodles to the sweet black-and-white cookie. This is Galloway’s second installation at Affordable Art Fair NYC.
FAIR INFORMATION Affordable Art Fair NYC March 28-31, 2019
Metropolitan Pavilion | 125 West 18th Street
Private View Wednesday, Mar. 27; 6pm-9pm
Art After Dark Thursday, Mar. 28; 6pm-9pm
Free Admission Friday, Mar. 29; 6pm-8pm
General Admission Thursday, Mar. 28; 12pm-6pm
Friday, Mar. 29; 12pm-8pm
Saturday, Mar. 30; 11am-8pm
Sunday, Mar. 31; 11am-5pm
About the Affordable Art Fair
Since its launch in 1999, the Affordable Art Fair has welcomed over 2.5 million visitors through its doors, and sold over $487 million worth of art. A global brand and one of the leading and most popular art fairs in the world; this year 13 fairs take place in 10 cities worldwide in New York, London, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Brussels, Hamburg, Milan, Melbourne, Singapore and Stockholm.