For me art is a form of translating and expressing feelings, thoughts, memories and passions that are aren’t so easy to translate into words.
As a little girl I always wanted to hang my creations up on the refrigerator or in my bedroom. You can say that I was somewhat of an aspiring artist. I even took up drawing portraits in black and gray pencils. My famous piece was one of Marilyn Monroe. That love I have for art as a little girl has lived inside of me ever since.
Fast forward to me now and my love for art has evolved into a way of life, really. I now collect certain pieces of art and also take my own photographs when I travel and make sure to print them out to display in my home. My little old photos end up being conversation pieces during a family together or party. You’d be surprised how much of an artist you really are!
The Affordable Art Fair Kickoff Event
Last Thursday night I had the opportunity to attend The Affordable Art Fair Kickoff Event at the W Hotel in Times Square. There I had the pleasure of meeting some incredible artists and gallery owners. The contemporary art was priced anywhere from $100-$10,000.00.
I sipped this lovely drink called the “Artini” as I browsed through ” The Living Room” imagining all the art in my own living room someday.
The fair will host daily tours with art and design experts, including Fair Director Cristina Salmastrelli, founder of Affordable Interior Design. So if you have any questions regarding what pieces compliment your current living space, be sure to grab her! Betsy Helllmuth, co-founder of the Art Dossier, and Yolande Whitcomb will also be in attendance. Please be sure to check out their website for a full schedule.
Bring your kids to the art fair! The Art Therapy Outreach Center will host guided tours for children under 12. Tours are FREE of charge and an exceptional way for kids to explore the art fair in their own way.
* There will be complimentary Art Wrapping in case you’ll be shopping for a the upcoming holidays or special celebration. Take home, same day, free of charge.
A cafe will be available for you to stay energized as you browse the incredible collections.
The Affordable Art Fair – October 2-6, 2013 at The Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue (between 27th and 26th Streets)
- Wednesday, October 2nd – 7 pm – 10 pm
- Advance Tickets: $65 per person or $125 for two
- At the Door: $75 per person
- Thursday – October 3rd: 11 am – 8 pm
- Friday – October 4th: 11 am – 8 pm (free admission 6 pm – 8 pm)
- Saturday – October 5th:11 am – 8 pm
- Sunday- October 6th: 11 am – 6 pm
- Adult: $15/day
- Student/Senior: $10 at the door only (with valid ID)
- Children under 12: FREE
I hope you visit the art fair next week and take a piece of art home!
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was provided for this post. All opinions stated are my own.