8 Spring Art Shows in NYC

The art world in NYC is at its best in the spring, when a slew of art fairs come to town and bring with them hundreds of emerging and established artists and galleries from all over the world. Have a look at what’s to come.

The Photography Show
Piers 92/94
711 Twelfth Avenue b/t 55th Street & the West Side Highway
Manhattan, NY 10019April 4, 5PM-9PM
April 5 – 7, 12PM-8PM
April 8, 12PM-6PM
This annual show organized by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers is recognized by art aficionados as the gold standard for all things in the photographic medium. As the longest-running exhibition to the art, you can expect to see a wide range of incredible photography, ranging from contemporary work to 19th-century photographs to experimental photo-based art, video and new media. Purchase tickets online here to secure your spot. Image above courtesy of AIPADshow.com

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Artexpo New York
Piers 94
711 Twelfth Avenue b/t 55th Street & the West Side Highway
Manhattan, NY 10019
Friday, April 20- 10AM-8PM
Saturday, April 21: 11AM-7PM
Sunday, April 22: 11AM-6PM
Artexpo is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a party complete with DJs, graffiti wars, and live art demos. For four days, you’ll have the chance to check out its exhibition of 400+ artists and galleries displaying brand new work ranging from paintings to mixed media to photography. All works of art are for sale. Tickets available here.

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Frieze New York
Randall’s Island Park
20 Randall’s Island Connector
New York, NY 10035
May 3, 11AM – May 6, 6PM
This Randall’s Island art fair brings together 200 noteworthy contemporary artists from across the globe, featuring innovative painting, performances and photography. Check out installation art commissioned expressly for the fair and attend some of the many discussions and lecture panels featuring leading artists. Buy tickets online.

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The Other Art Fair
Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklin Street b/t Noble & Oak Streets
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Thu, May 3, 6PM – Sun, May 6, 6PM
Created with the goal of making art fairs more meaningful to artists and reflective of what’s really going on in the art world, the Other Art Fair is a breath of fresh air. The art fair gives emerging and innovative artists the chance to show their work and guests the chance to interact with those artists in person. It feels like the impressive and surprisingly intimate art fair you’ve been looking for. Tickets available online here.

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May 20-23
55 West 34th Street b/t 11th and 12th Avenues
New York, NY 10001
Weds, May 23, 10AM-5PM
This show is a celebration of all things home design, featuring 800+ exhibitors showcasing a broad range of innovations in global luxury design. Culling work from leading companies and designers, the fair’s focus on diversity makes it a rich, fascinating event. Purchase tickets here.

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Art New York
Piers 94
711 Twelfth Avenue b/t 55th Street & the West Side Highway
Manhattan, NY 10019
Thurs, May 3, 5PM-8PM
Fri, May 4 & Sat, May 5, 12PM-8PM
Sun, May 6, 12PM-6PM
This art exhibit showcases exciting work by artists from modern, post-war, and pop eras, with pieces ranging from prints to sculpture to paintings. Featuring over 1,200 artists from 30 different countries, this show is an international survey of great art minds of the 20th-century.

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TEFAF New York Spring
May 4-8, 2018
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue b/t 66th and 67th Streets
New York, NY 10065
Widely known for displaying the best in modern and contemporary design, this event is known to draw art world VIPs, collectors and dealers. With their famously-obsessive vetting process, you know you’re only looking at (what event curators consider) the best of the best. Buy tickets here.

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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street at Conover Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
May 4, 12PM – May 6, 6PM
This festival spotlights the best work from a diverse range of African perspectives, featuring art from 60 artists based in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ghana, Tunisia, France, Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire. The fair is accompanied by a number of carefully curated panels, artist lectures and debates. Tickets available online here.

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