Superfine! Art Fair DC
Held over the Halloween weekend at the end of October, Superfine! Art Fair Washington is a lively and fun event that aims to make art more accessible and less stuffy. It has been called ‘DC’s Favourite Fair’ as it is well attended by local people who enjoy its open-minded approach to art. It appeals to young collectors and art-scene newbies who are interested in paintings, sculpture, photography, surreal works and performance pieces. Art is affordable at Superfine! and popular with the general public. Alongside the exhibits is a programme full of film, politics, tours and talks offered as a vivid celebration of art in every medium. Superfine! Art Fair runs 6 shows in total all over the USA – in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.
Alex Mitow shares his views!
CEO & Co-Founder
Superfine! Art Fair DC 2021
Union Market, Dock 5
1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
28-31 October 2021: TBA
The Day Tripper: $15
The Weekend Warrior: $25
Insights Superfine! Art Fair D.C.
CEO & Co-Founder
What would you say is the DNA of Superfine! D.C.?
The amazing local artists! D.C. has a vibrant art scene that meshes perfectly with our contemporary-leaning fairs. We have over 82 exhibiting artists who inspire the art-hungry culture rich in Washington D.C. exemplifying all that Superfine stands for: a fresh, inclusive and receptive art landscape where eager buyers collect and connect with artists.
What type of galleries are chosen to exhibit, and why?
The exhibiting artists, collectives, and galleries all feature emerging to mid career level artists. We attract talented artists of all levels who have chosen to take control of their art career in a big way. The fairs are primarily artist driven, making it a reliable place to make art buying accessible, artist-forward, and fun.
What is the price range of pieces? Who is the average buyer?
Most of the work in the fair ranges from $500 to $2,500. Beyond this range, we have pieces for under $300 with the minimum at $100 and our price cap is $15,000 for any one work. The typical buyer is 25-45, actively buying art for their homes. Our model ensures newer collectors can feel comfortable buying from our artists.
“Superfine stands for a fresh, inclusive and receptive art landscape where eager buyers collect and connect with artists.”
Superfine! DC © Artsy
Who is the typical attendee of Superfine! D.C.?
You’ll find the typical D.C. resident: D.C. has the highest median income in the U.S., it is the best educated city in the country, with the highest LGBTQ+ population, all with the highest buying power (income to cost of living ratio) of any city in the country. Plus we are followed by avid art collectors looking for that breath of fresh air they can find at our fairs.
What strategy – physical as digital – will you adopt in medium to long term?
In addition to our in person fairs conscious adherence to Covid guidelines, we also have our online E-fairs featuring our exhibiting artists from each city. You can check out D.C.’s E-fair here!
What are two other art fairs you would suggest?
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