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Affordable Art Fair
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Time Out says

Got a wall to fill? This walk-around expo brings more than 75 galleries under one roof to display painting, sculpture, photography and other artistic media. Don’t let the name fool you: If you’re coming to buy, you should be prepared to spend in the range of three or four digits; to qualify as “affordable,” the original artworks must be priced below $10,000 and the cheapest is $100.

Even if you can’t find something within your budget, you'll still get to check out pieces by a bunch of amazing artists,  including the NYC Spring Young Talent Exhibition artist, Traci Johnson, whose installation will explore a world absent from injury and free from judgment, and seek to investigate how the human mind, soul and body can be soothed by calm and euphoric spaces.⁠ NYC's own Art Students League will have its own booth (B2) to show off its students' incredible work.

If you're coming with children, take advantage of the fair's family-friendly hour on Saturday and Sunday mornings (10-11am) that allows families to spread out and enjoy the fair with goodies by @LittleSpoon for the kids as they go around with our art scavenger hunt and lounge on Play Kits provided by @Lalo before you find your next favorite artwork. ⁠

On the other end of the spectrum, the fair also has Art After Dark, where you can enjoy a drink by @drinkVolley, the first clean tequila seltzer, or an IPA from @VoodooRanger. The event is on Thursday, March 24 (6-9pm). 

Passes start at $25, but if you get the All-Access Pass ($80), you and a guest will be able to enjoy Art After Dark, refreshing drinks and special family hours all weekend long. Living up to its name, the fair will also give free admission to those who come on Friday between 6 and 8pm.


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