Post-mortem on Art Fair Blitz

From: user 4.
Sent on: Sunday, March 30, 2008 10:37 PM
Hello to all,

I want to welcome new members and say hello to existing members. The Art Fair Blitz event on Thursday was a lot of fun. It was a good mix of people who had interesting questions, and have not experienced an art fair before. I'm glad to be the springboard for questions and a resource for the events that were taking place this past weekend.

In any case, here is some of the information that I handed out to the attendees, that people who did not get a chance to make it would have received:

NEW YORK -- Plane tickets, exhibition booths, and Christiana Vodka, oh my eye(s)! After a three month affair in Miami, the contemporary art zeitgeist converges in New York City. There are eight art fairs this year that includes The Armory Show, VOLTA, SCOPE, Pulse, DiVA, Bridge, Art Now, and Red Dot.

ArtInfo was all over the fairs. Check out their coverage on www.artinfo.com/news. ArtForward has made its rounds and has put together a strategy on logistically visiting various sites with gallery/artist highlights on fairs with the exception of the biggest art fair (The Armory Show) and the smallest (Red Dot).

The art fairs specifies name, address, metro, and fee. The list is organized so that it follows a loop from the Lower West Side, to Chelsea, to Lincoln Center and Midtown East:

Pulse / Pier 40 - West Street & Houston Street
Metro: 1 or 9 train to Houston Street Fee: $15

Bridge / The Waterfront @[masked]th Avenue & 27th Street
Metro: C,E to 23rd Street Fee: $10

DiVA / Various sites from 20th & 26th Streets to 10th & 11th Avenues
Metro: C,E to 23rd Street Fee: Free

The Armory Show / Pier 94 - 12th Avenue & 55th Street
Metro: E,C to 50th Street Fee: $30

SCOPE / Damrosch Park - West 62nd Street & Amsterdam Avenue
Metro: A,C,B,D to 59th Street Fee: $15

Volta / 7 West 34th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
Metro: N,Q,R,W, B,D,F,V to 34th Street Fee: $10

ArtNow / Hotel 30/30 - 30 East 30th Street and Madison Avenue
Metro: 6 to 28th Street Fee: Free

Red Dot / Park South Hotel - 122 E. 28th Street between Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue
Metro: 7 to 28th Street Fee: $12

ArtForward's "New York Art Fair 2008 Highlights", contains collaborating gallery and artist recommendations. Click here to view, print and take with you as your guide!

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Look forward to seeing you soon and discussing art,
Joyce

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