ArtExpo NY Returns
Few can pass up a good art show, and if you call the apartments for rent in Manhattan your home home, it’s time for you to start prepping for one of the world’s best: the ArtExpo New York, taking place April 4th to April 7th at Pier 90. It’s a big deal, for sure, but simply calling it the “world’s largest fine art trade show for decades running” doesn’t quite do this event justice. Today, we’re going to delve into the finer points of what the ArtExpo is all about, and get you the lowdown on what you need to know heading in.
What is ArtExpo?
As the name suggests, the ArtExpo is a trade show featuring some of the best in fine art, organized by Redwood Media Group:
“Artexpo New York, the world’s largest fine art trade show for four decades and counting, is our flagship show. Each year, we connect hundreds of top contemporary artists, galleries and publishers with art dealers, collectors, corporate art buyers, architects, interior designers and other industry professionals at our four-day event in the heart of Manhattan.”
So, you might be wondering what that all entails, specifically. Let’s break it down, shall we? Part and parcel of ArtExpo are the artists. ArtExpo brings together more than 300 hundred artists, galleries, and publishers from the world over to showcase their stuff. That “stuff,” by the way, includes paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics, and much more. The ArtExpo routinely draws in more than 35,000 art lovers each year, each hoping to peruse, and perhaps purchase, some of the impressive selection that’s on display. And it’s more than just fine art that these attendees come for; the ArtExpo also features a number of art/marketing-related seminars, receptions, parties, performances, demonstrations, and other events to satisfy the masses.
This year marks the 41st for ArtExpo, and in celebration of so many years of excellence in the arts, they’re rolling out a brand new curatorial theme — Transform — meant to examine “the power of art, how it challenges the status quo, changes our perceptions, and pushes us to see ourselves and others from a new perspective.” There are also features two shows you’ll want to watch for while you’re there: Solo, and Foto Solo.
The first, Solo, is meant to highlight both established and emerging independent artists and their works, bringing broader exposures to these masters of the craft. The latter, Foto Solo, is all about the photographers, and shows off the true creative brilliance of abstract, contemporary, and realist pros. You can learn more about the shows here, but know that there are plenty more events going on during ArtExpo for you to enjoy.
As part of the lineup, you can enjoy Art Labs and the Spotlight Program, two focused events meant to hone in on specific galleries and creators, giving attendees an in-depth look at what they’re all about and granting a chance to know them in more intimate detail. And don’t forget the seminars, like the Topics & Trends Education Program. This feature includes “four days of complimentary seminars and conference classes offering expert perspectives on subjects ranging from art and the economy, small business management, and art marketing, to design and decor trends and social media management for artists.”
ArtExpo even has a featured publisher coming back into the fray for another year. Deljou Art Group, the nation’s largest art publishing group, will be highlighting their stable of more than 50 global artists — a pure treat for any true art aficionados. There will be plenty more exhibitors of course, like Sammoun Fine Art, Art Link International, and many others, so again, this exhibition is one that you shouldn’t miss out on.
And lest we forget, the ArtExpo has found itself a whole new location. Originally scheduled to take place at Pier 92 at 711 12th Avenue, a city inspection revealed the location to be structurally unsound. As a consequence, ArtExpo is moving to Pier 90, an equally suitable venue for this magnificent affair. Pier 90 features some 80,000 square feet of exhibition space, and will be able to accommodate the vast array of artists and publishers planning on attending the event:
“Artexpo New York is moving to Pier 90 and running concurrently with The Photography Show presented by AIPAD at Pier 94. Over the past several years, Pier 90/94 has quickly become a recognizable event space in New York City, utilized for high-end shows and large-scale events.”
The dates for the event remain unchanged, and you’ll still be able to get in on that opening night reception on Friday, April 5th. Now, if you’re interested, you’ll need to get your tickets to attend, and these you can find at various tiers depending on how much of the show you want to enjoy:
- Opening Reception Tickets — $25.00
- One Day General Admission Tickets — $20.00
- Multi-Day Tickets — $40.00
There are also ticket combos and special rates for students and seniors you can take advantage of, so be sure to check out all the information over on the ArtExpo’s attendance page to learn more. Remember, the ArtExpo isn’t just the largest art show you’ll find in New York, it’s the largest in the world, and if you’re a lover of any and all forms of visual expression, this is one event you’ll have to see for yourself.
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