Since its inception 20 years ago in London, Battersea, Affordable Art Fair has extended to now host 13 fairs across the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe. From 1999, the evolving art fair has helped develop the art eco-system by being the conduit between contemporary artwork and art buyers, creating an accessible approach to collecting art. In doing so, it has attracted more than 2.5 million visitors worldwide and continues to bring international, national and local galleries to new audiences; opening up emerging markets and showcasing some of the best affordable contemporary art available nationally and internationally, today.
The first fair to launch internationally, Affordable Art Fair NYC returns to the hub of the city’s art scene at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea in just eight weeks time. With doors opening for its signature Private View on the evening of September 25, and the fair continuing from September 26 - 29, 74 local, national and international galleries will gather to showcase a range of original artworks from more than 400 emerging, mid-career and established artists. With two fair editions held annually, Affordable Art Fair NYC offers visitors an inspiring and friendly atmosphere where they can browse contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints ranging from $100 to $10,000.
A curated selection of exhibitors offers fair visitors the unique experience to discover international
galleries from countries such as South Korea, India, Russia, Israel and Australia. This particular
edition’s international galleries actually cover more than 50% of the fair’s exhibitors (with 13 of them hailing from the UK) and returning exhibitors are a whopping 77% of the floor plan, a testament to the fair’s continued success. Local NYC staples include Michele Mariaud Gallery, Uprise Art and Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art, with new exhibitors – Kathryn Markel Fine Arts (New York, NY), RISE GALLERY (Tokyo, Japan), Emma Hack Gallery (Adelaide, Australia) and Bogota, Colombia-based artist collective Rat Trap -- who will infuse freshness onto the pavilion walls.