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The Affordable Art Fair

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Two people stand and look at a wall of framed drawings.
Photograph: Reed Photographic | Wolf & Nomad Gallery, Curatorial Excellence Award Winner. Affordable Art Fair New York Fall 2022.

Time Out says

Got a wall to fill? This walk-around expo brings more than 70 galleries under one roof to display painting, sculpture, photography and other artistic media. It runs from March 22-26 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. 

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 $12,000. The least expensive works start at $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.

Don't miss the Young Talent Exhibition, a special program showcasing emerging artistic talent from Brooklyn and the Greater New York Metro area. This season’s presentation features Effloresce, a site-specific installation by Khae "K" Haskell, an interdisciplinary visual artist, draftsperson, and illustrator. The installation will be accompanied by a series of mixed media collages representing different stages and details of the natural world. The artist's work references New York City, where they seek out unwanted and overlooked details such as rotting plant and animal matter, the texture of tree bark, or what grows between the cracks in the sidewalk.

If you're coming with children, take advantage of the fair's stroller hours on Saturday, March 25 when the show opens early for parents and their little ones. On the other end of the spectrum, the fair also offers Art After Dark on Thursday, March 23 (6-9pm). 

Passes start at $27, but Time Out readers can get discounted tickets with this link. Living up to its name, the fair will also give free admission to those who come on Friday, March 24 between 6 and 8pm.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan


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