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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.