Affordable Art Fair NYC

Affordable Art Fair was created in London in 1999 with a clear aim: make art accessible to everyone, seasoned buyers as well as newly art lovers. Affordable Art Fair NYC was created in 2002. As in London, there is two editions in Spring and in Autumn. The Spring edition takes place in March, to start spring with art, colors and joy. The Fall edition is held at the end of September. They both take place in the Metropolitan Pavilion, in the heart of Manhattan, just a few minutes away from the Flatiron Building and the Empire State Building. They showcase around 70 local, national and international exhibitors. Over 300 contemporary artists are represented with original paintings, sculptures or prints. Affordable Art Fair NYC also organizes talks, workshops and even kid activities. As a matter of fact, it is the perfect place to invest in the next generation of artists. Many other Affordable fairs exist as for example Affordable Art Fair Milan, Affordable Art Fair Melbourne and Affordable Art Fair Stockholm.

Lee Cavaliere

Vanessa Seis shares her views!

Fair Director

Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring 2024

Location

Metropolitan Pavillion
125 W 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States

Dates

20 – 24 March 2024

Entrance Fee

All Access Pass: $80
General Admission: $30
Children Under 12: Free

Mediums

Paintings
Drawing
Photography
Sculpture

Art Periods

Contemporary

Contact

hello@affordableartfair.com
+1 212 255 2003
Website

Affordable Art Fair NYC Fall 2024

Location

Metropolitan Pavillion
125 W 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States

Dates

September 2024

Entrance Fee

Private View: $70 (Advance)
Art After Dark: $35
General Admission: $20 (Advance)
Children Under 12: Free

Ceramic Brussels

Insights Affordable Art Fair NYC

Lee Cavaliere

Vanessa Seis

Fair Director

What is the DNA of Affordable Art Fair NYC?

The New York edition was the second Affordable Art Fair to launch globally and we now host two fairs annually—one in Spring and one in the Fall—at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. Our fair has become a trusted resource for New Yorkers to buy contemporary art priced under $10,000 and we continue to further that mission by creating inspiring, welcoming and educative events for people to discover the joy of collecting art.

What type of galleries are chosen to exhibit, and why?

We present a mix of 70-75 local, national and international galleries and artist collectives. Some are emerging, others are established, many have brick-and-mortar spaces, and we also include online only galleries. The idea is to provide an overview of the contemporary affordable art market today and cater to the many tastes of our very diverse audience.

What is the price range? Who buy?

All artworks exhibited at the New York editions are priced between $100-$10,000 USD and our buyers range from art novices looking to buy their first piece for their home to seasoned collectors wanting to add to their existing collection.

“The idea is to provide an overview of the contemporary affordable art market today and cater to the many tastes of our very diverse audience.

VOLTA Basel

Affordable Art Fair NYC © Affordable Art Fair

Is there a typical attendee at Affordable Art Fair NYC?

Our audience is very diverse, which is the beauty of our event. I would say our typical visitor has a disposable income, is culturally savvy, and lives in the five boroughs.

What is Affordable NYC special appeal?

I think the New York edition in particular is a good mix between fun and sophistication. In addition to discovering works by over 400 international artists under one roof, you can also experience performances in the aisles of the fair if you visit during our Art After Dark event, make art with your kids during our family-friendly Stroller Hour, or listen to an inspiring talk at the intersection of art and design if you happen to visit the fair during Trade Hours. There’s something for everyone at Affordable Art Fair NYC!

What are two other art fairs you would suggest?

I would have to recommend our sister fair, PULSE Art Fair, which takes place in Miami during Art Basel week. We are owned by the same company, Ramsay Fairs, and share an office and resources with the PULSE team. In fact, I was working on PULSE before I started directing Affordable Art Fair NYC. Another fair I’d highly recommend is VOLTA New York and VOLTA Basel. I’ve always loved their curation and mix of galleries.

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• @wolfandnomad.gallery 
• @gillianjasongallery 
• @gsagallerystockholm 
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• @rademakersgallery
• @wolfandnomad.gallery
• @gillianjasongallery
• @gsagallerystockholm
@voltaartfairs

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The crème de la crème at @artbasel 2024: @perrotin! The gallery features great artists like @othoniel_studio @simorgh3 (Ali Banisadr) @ivan_argote @clairetabouret @takashipom (Takashi Murakami) or @christianepooley.
[Partenariat rémunéré]

Editing by @victoriamajdalani 
Green outfit by @tarajarmon 

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[Partenariat rémunéré]

Editing by @victoriamajdalani
Green outfit by @tarajarmon

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Here’s my selection of 3 quirky artworks:
• Two sculpture-lamps by Alina Szapocznikow at @hauserwirth 
• Alien 3 by @xuzhen8848 at @madeingallery 
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Featured galleries @anthony_meier_ @galerie_crevecoeur @galerie_mueller 

Editing by @victoriamajdalani

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@artbasel 2024! Arriving at the fair in Emilio Isgrò’s truck wasn’t very discreet, but how cool it was! Thank you @tornabuoniart for making this happen!

Here’s my selection of 3 quirky artworks:
• Two sculpture-lamps by Alina Szapocznikow at @hauserwirth
• Alien 3 by @xuzhen8848 at @madeingallery
• Reh by @juliusvonbismarck at @sieshoeke

Featured galleries @anthony_meier_ @galerie_crevecoeur @galerie_mueller

Editing by @victoriamajdalani

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I feature in the video:
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• @wunikamukangallery 
• @creativegrowth 
• @rademakersgallery 
Photo cover in front of @alejandraaristizabal_t at @wolfandnomad.gallery 

Striped outfit by @lapetiteetoileparis 💙
Editing by @victoriamajdalani 

#voltabasel #volta #volta2024 #artbasel #artbaselweek #basel #contemporaryart #artlover #artcollector

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I feature in the video:
• @gillianjasongallery
• @wunikamukangallery
• @creativegrowth
• @rademakersgallery
Photo cover in front of @alejandraaristizabal_t at @wolfandnomad.gallery

Striped outfit by @lapetiteetoileparis 💙
Editing by @victoriamajdalani

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Booths featured in the video:
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• @galerielouissack 
• @galerienicolasfournery 
• @tribalartandtextiles 
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Booths featured in the video:
• Nies Oriental Art
• @galerielouissack
• @galerienicolasfournery
• @tribalartandtextiles
• @sueollemans
• @galerietoitdumonde
• @galerie_kiyama

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My feedback about @bad.bordeaux 2024 is now available on artfairmag.com 🍷
Photo cover taken behind the artwork by @jimshawstudio, collection of @capcmusee.
@armance.co 

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Photo cover taken behind the artwork by @jimshawstudio, collection of @capcmusee.
@armance.co

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Red outfit by @et.paris 

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Red outfit by @et.paris

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Upcoming ´1 minute in the booth’:

• @nm.artd featuring @sofia_karnukaeva
• @miakarlovagalerie featuring @jordi_sarrate_art_studio
• @3puntsgaleria featuring @gerard_mas
• @valeriebach.lapatinoireroyale featuring @jer_hellocollective

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