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8 NYC Art Events To Look Forward To In Fall 2016

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Updated: 14 September 2016
New York City is a playground; with endless things to do, see, eat, and drink, you’ll never be bored no matter your interests. There’s something for everyone, and for art lovers, in particular, the options limitless. Of course, there are world-class museums and hundreds of smaller art galleries, but if you look beyond those, you’ll find that there’s even more. So if you’re tired of museums, have been to the galleries, and are looking for something new, check out one of these art events coming to NYC this fall.
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Art Book Fair

Act quickly on this one! From September 16th through September 18th is the Art Book Fair, happening at MoMa PS1 for the 11th year. The event is free and open to the public (unless you want to go to the preview on September 15th for $10), and you’ll be able to view and purchase art books, zines, monographs, and more. Last year, over 35,000 people attended, and this year, along with the books, there will be lectures, readings, and workshops.

MoMA PS1, 12-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY, USA

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Photoville returns from September 21st through the 25th, and whether or not you’re interested in photography, it’s certainly worth a visit. It will take place in Brooklyn Bridge Plaza and will again have tons of photography exhibits, talks, and a beer garden. There will be exhibitions on politics and current events, talks about how photography has changed in the digital age, and so much more; in the age of Instagram and the smartphone, photography has never been a more relevant topic.

Corner of Water Street & New Dock Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair is back from September 28th through October 2nd. It takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion and includes work from 70 different galleries and over 500 artists. You can check their website for details about times, the artists, food and drink, getting there, and everything else you want to know, but to start, you simply should know that there will be thousands of works of art ranging from $100-$10,000, with over half costing less than $5,000.

Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, New York, NY, USA

We're less than a month away!! Meet us at the fair from September 28 – October 2!! #ArtHappy in #NYC!

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Autumn Crafts Festival

On October 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th, Lincoln Center will host the Autumn Crafts Festival. There will be crafts from all over the country available for purchase, and the event itself is free to the public, so even if you’re not in the market for something new for your apartment, it’s the perfect place to spend a day browsing.

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Art In Odd Places

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) is a group and organization that presents visual and performance art in unexpected places. They question the definition of public space and bring art and performance to the masses, and often face varying responses. Each year, they also produce a festival along 14th Street that runs from Avenue C to the Hudson River, and this year, you can check it out from October 6th through October 9th.

14th Street, New York, NY, USA

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Kings County Fiber Festival

On October 8th from 10am to 6pm, check out the 5th annual Kings County Fiber Festival. It’s a different sort of art fair from the ones you might be used to as the artists here are crocheters, dyers, weavers, quilters, spinners, and more. Any art form that uses fiber is fair game here, and the goal of the festival is to highlight this historic yet often overlooked art form.

Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Open House New York

Each October, Open House New York offers a unique opportunity to experience the architecture of New York City. Only for the weekend of October 15th and 16th, hundreds of buildings across the city will be open for visitors to view, explore, and attend talks and lectures by designers and architects. The event guide will be released on October 5th with all the info you’ll need.

Various Locations Around The City

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The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show

Founded in 1989, The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show was the first of its kind, and it is still one of the most high-end and prestigious art fairs. If you’re looking for antiques, there’s no better place, but expect to pay a price. The event attracts some of the best art dealers in the world, and the works vary across mediums. But even if you can’t afford to buy anything, tickets to the show are only $25. This year, it’s happening from October 23rd through the 29th.

The Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave, New York, NY, USA