Exhibitions and Fairs

10 New York Art Fairs in Spring 2019

By Shira Wolfe

Frieze New York - Photo courtesy of Frieze

New York’s spring art fair season is coming up and we’re here to help you sort through the vast range of art fairs. Read on to discover 10 New York art fairs, listed chronologically from March through May.


1. The Armory Show – 7-10 March 2019

The Armory Show is one of New York City’s most established art fairs for 20th and 21st century art, featuring leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. The first edition of the art fair in 1994, then The Gramercy International Art Fair, simply consisted of artists showing their works in hotel rooms on the top three floors of the Gramercy Hotel. Today, The Armory Show takes place at Piers 92 & 94 on the Hudson River, involving 100 leading contemporary art galleries from around the world.

The Armory Show Website

Location

Piers 92 & 94

711 12th Avenue

New York City

Regular Hours

Thursday, March 7th, 12 – 8pm

Friday, March 8th, 12 – 8pm

Saturday, March 9th, 12 – 7pm

Sunday, March 10th, 12 – 6pm

Ticket Price

Single admission ticket $52


2. Volta New York – 6-10 March 2019

Volta New York is the smaller and more focused affiliate fair to The Armory Show, presenting established and emerging artists from 37 nations.

Volta New York Website

Location

Pier 90

12th Avenue (West 50th Street)

New York City

Regular Hours

Thursday, March 7th, 12 – 8 pm

Friday, March 8th, 12 – 8 pm

Saturday, March 9th, 12 – 8 pm

Sunday, March 10th, 12 – 5 pm

Ticket Price

Single admission ticket $25


3. Art Show (Art Dealers Association of America) – 28 February-3 March 

A week before the Armory Show and Volta New York, the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) is hosting its annual Art Show. 72 ADAA members will be exhibiting at the art fair and there will be several panels and events accompanying the fair, like “Collection Management Best Practices” and “Private Collecting for the Public Good,” with panelists like Pamela J. Joyner of The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection and J. Tomilson Hill of the Hill Art Foundation.

Art Show Website

Location

Park Avenue Armory

Park Avenue at 67th Street

New York City

Regular Hours

Thursday February 28th – Friday March 1st, 12 – 8 pm

Saturday March 2nd, 12 – 7 pm

Sunday March 3rd, 12 – 5 pm

Ticket Price

Single Day Ticket: $25


Ralph Ziman, The Casspir Project at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2018. Photo: Katrina Sorrentino. Courtesy of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai in Frame at Frieze NY 2017. Photo: Mark Blower. Courtesy of Frieze
Independent, 2016. Photo: Etienne Frossard. Courtesy of Independent

4. Scope New York – 7-10 March 2019

Scope aims to forge the way for emerging artists and galleries, and the 19th edition will take place in Metropolitan Pavilion at its Chelsea location. 60 international exhibitors will present contemporary work. 

Scope New York Website

Location

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 West 18th Street

New York City

Regular Hours

Friday March 7th, 11 am – 8 pm

Saturday March 8th, 11 am – 8 pm

Sunday March 9th, 11 am – 7 pm

Ticket Price

Friday – Sunday Ticket: $25


5. Independent – 8-10 March 2019

Independent, which The New York Times called the most cutting edge New York art fair to learn the most about promising new art, will return to Spring Studios in Tribeca this year. This art fair hosts 64 galleries and non-profit institutions, among which are the Brussels/New York gallery C L E A R I N G and Berlin/Cologne gallery Galerie Nagel Draxler.

Independent Website

Location

50 Varick Street

New York City

Regular Hours

Friday March 8th, 12 – 7 pm

Saturday March 9th, 12 – 7 pm

Sunday March 10th, 12 – 6 pm

Ticket Price

Single Day Ticket: $35


6. Affordable Art Fair – 28-31 March 2019

Affordable Art Fair’s mission is to make art accessible to everyone. It welcomes local, national and international exhibitors to show original contemporary work from a vast range of contemporary artists, all between $100 – $10,000.

Affordable Art Fair New York Website

Location

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 West 18th Street

New York City

Regular Hours

Thursday March 28th, 12 – 6 pm and Art After Dark 6 – 9 pm

Friday March 29th, 12 – 6 pm and Free Admission 6 – 8 pm

Saturday March 30th, 11 am – 8 pm

Sunday March 31st, 11 am – 5 pm

Ticket Price

Single Day Ticket: $20


7. Moniker Art Fair – 1-5 May 2019

The aim of Moniker Art Fair is to react against the feed-led, aesthetic-only consumerism of our time with a strong curatorial hand and hand-picked galleries and artists committed to message, technique, and challenging the status quo.

Moniker Art Fair Website

Location

718 Broadway

New York City

Regular Hours

Friday May 3rd, 12 – 9 pm

Saturday May 4th, 11 am – 8 pm

Sunday May 5th, 11 am – 6 pm

Ticket Price

Two-for-one day pass: $15 (offer valid till March 10th 2019)


8. The Other Art Fair – 2-5 May 2019

The Other Art Fair was founded in London and has since spread to the US and Australia as well. It was created to help talented artists struggling to find recognition connect with an audience. The Other Art Fair runs every spring and fall at Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Expo Center. The fair showcases 130 independent and emerging artists presented by its partner, online art gallery Saatchi Art, and prices for artworks start at $150.

The Other Art Fair Website

Location

Brooklyn Expo Center

72 Noble Street

Brooklyn, NY

Regular Hours

Friday May 3rd, 3 – 10 pm

Saturday May 4th, 11 am – 8 pm

Sunday May 5th, 11 am – 6 pm

Ticket Price

Single Day Ticket: $15 in advance, $18 at the door


9. Frieze New York – 2-5 May 2019

The world-renowned Frieze art fair returns to New York in May, showing both exciting emerging artists and iconic names in modern and contemporary art. Aside from the main gallery section, Frieze New York includes the special sections Frame (dedicated to galleries established less than eight years ago) and Spotlight (a section for solo artist shows of 20th century works), advised upon by independent curators.

Frieze New York Website

Location

Randall’s Island Park

New York City

Regular Hours

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Ticket Price

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10. 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair – 3-5 May 2019

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is dedicated to showing contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora. It brings together 24 exhibiting galleries at Industria, a photo studio in the West Village. Participating galleries span 16 countries including Ethiopia, Morocco, Senegal, France, the UK and the US. Among them are MAGNIN-A from Paris; Galerie Cécile Fakhoury from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and Dakar, Senegal; and AFRONOVA from Johannesburg, South Africa.

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Website

Location

Industria

775 Washington Street

New York City

Regular Hours

Friday May 3rd, 11 am – 8 pm

Saturday May 4th, 11 am – 8 pm

Sunday May 5th, 11 am – 6 pm

Ticket Price

Early-bird tickets will be released in mid-March