Timeout New York Kids

Make the most of your city

Affordable Art Fair 2013 at the Metropolitan Pavilion April 4–7

The Affordable Art Fair 2013 is coming to town for four days beginning on Thursday, April 4, and we've got the scoop on why it's a perfect outing for NYC families.

  • Courtesy Affordable Art Fair

    Affordable Art Fair kids' workshop

    Affordable Art Fair kids' workshop

  • Courtesy Affordable Art Fair

    Affordable Art Fair kids' workshop

    Affordable Art Fair kids' workshop

  • Courtesy Affordable Art Fair

    Affordable Art Fair kids' workshop

    Affordable Art Fair kids' workshop

  • Courtesy Affordable Art Fair

    Affordable Art Fair kids' workshop

    Affordable Art Fair kids' workshop

  • Courtesy Affordable Art Fair

    Affordable Art Fair kids' workshop

    Affordable Art Fair kids' workshop

  • Courtesy Affordable Art Fair

    Affordable Art Fair kids' workshop

    Affordable Art Fair kids' program

Courtesy Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair kids' workshop

Affordable Art Fair kids' workshop

We're sure you've already got the AMNH whale show, the BCM's Big Adventure and Invisible Dog's kidtastic show on your April calendar, but the four-day Affordable Art Fair, which is setting up shop at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea from Thursday, April 4, to Sunday, April 7, makes an ideal way for families to gallery-hop without having to traipse from one hotspot to the next. More than 80 booths will be showcasing works on the lower end of the price spectrum (more than half cost $5,000 or less), from ceramics and paintings to prints and sculptures, many by up-and-coming talents not yet on the international radar. An artmaking workshop especially for kids is offered by DreamYards on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7 at 11:30am, but the younger set can also enjoy Robert Blackburn's printmaking workshop (Sat Apr 6 at 4:30pm, Sun Apr 7 at 3pm), which demonstrates the art of etching, and a tour with multimedia artist Rebeca Raney (Sat Apr 6 at 2pm). Making the fair even more affordable is the free-admission policy for Friday, April 5, from 6 to 8pm. (Outside of that time, admission is $15, seniors and students $10, children under 12 free.) Parents will no doubt find the on-site café a godsend, as it enables families to recharge throughout their visit (think salads, sandwiches, sweets and a full bar).



Share your thoughts
  1. * mandatory fields

Events for kids by date

Americangirl.com for Events!

  1. "The ABC of It: Why...

    The main branch of the NYPL is playing host to an ...

  2. Aladdin

    Charming street urchin Aladdin brings his exotic w...

  3. "Alice's...

    Curious kids can journey into Lewis Carroll's whim...

58 more events »