New York is gearing up for the arrival of The Armory Show and Armory Week held in New York City. This year is atypical with ADAA The Art Show leading off (and extending) Armory Art Week with the main event taking place March 6 to 11, 2018. The 2018 edition of Armory Art Week, the larger of two annual art fair weeks in New York, brings with it no fewer than nine art fairs and thousands works of art. Set in various neighbors across New York City, it's a challenge to attend them all. To make planning easier, we've compiled a list of the art fairs presenting work for our Ultimate Art Fair Guide to Armory Week 2018.
By Sunday night, Armory Week will wrap up so catch the art fairs while you can.
ADAA The Art Show
February 28 - March 4, 2018
Gala Preview: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The Art Show, presented by Art Dealers Association of America, returns to the Park Avenue Armory for its 30th edition. The Art Show is the longest-running fair presented during Armory Arts Week. Exhibitors are selected from applications from the ADAA's membership. The size of the fair remains constant from last year with 72 national art dealers presenting works from the late 19th century through today. The Art Show presents 85 galleries from 35 countries in a consistently high-quality fair that shouldn't be missed.
Hours: Wednesday - Friday: noon to 8 pm, Saturday: noon to 7 pm, Sunday: noon to 5 pm
Admission: $25 Single-Day Ticket
The Art Show is presented at Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue (at 67th St.), New York, NY 10065. www.artdealers.org.
RELATED: CRITIC’S VIEW: ADAA’s The Art Show Raises the Bar for Quality by Charles A. Riley II. Published March 3, 2016.
SPRING/BREAK Art Show
March 6 - 12, 2018
Collectors Preview: Tuesday, March 6, 11 am to 5 pm
Preview: Tuesday, March 6, 3 pm to 5 pm
Opening Night: Tuesday, March 6, 5 to 9 p.m.
The seventh edition of SPRING/BREAK continues at its 4 Times Square location. One detail that sets SPRING/BREAK Art Show apart from the pack is its emphasis on curators who develop their booths set to a fair-wide theme that's open to broad interpretation. To gear up, curators are provided with a reading list for inspiration. This year's curatorial theme is "STRANGER COMES TO TOWN." For the massive list of curators and artists presented, click here. SPRING/BREAK Art Show continues to be led by founders Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly, also known as The They Co.
Hours: Open daily 11 am to 6 pm.
Admission: $15 One Day Pass, $30 Run of Show Pass, $50 VIP Guest Pass.
Spring / Break is presented at 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036. www.springbreakartshow.com.
March 7 - 11, 2017
Guest of Honor Preview: Wednesday, March 7, 4 to 6 pm
VIP & Public Vernissage: Wednesday, March 7, 6 to 9 pm
VOLTA NY is an invitational fair of solo artist projects and traces its history back as the American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show. Now in its eleventh edition in New York City, VOLTA NY provides a contrast to its sister fair, The Armory Show, presented at Piers 92 and 94. Held next door at Pier 90, the 2018 edition of VOLTA NY places its solo focus is "Global Vision." Expect to find 85 galleries presenting artists from 35 countries. Solo projects installed throughout the fair present either new bodies of work from emerging and mid-career artists or mini-retrospectives from established artists. Want a preview? Some of the art is on Artsy and can be found by clicking here.
Hours: Thursday - Saturday: noon to 8 pm BS and Sunday: noon to 5 pm.
Admission: $25 General Admission, $20 Students, Seniors, Groups and Cultural Institutions, $65 VOLTA / The Armory Show Dual Admission
Volta NY is presented at Pier 90, 711 12th Avenue at West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036. www.ny.voltashow.com.
RELATED: CRITIC’S VIEW: Five Booths Not to Miss at Volta NY This Year by Charles A. Riley II. Published March 2, 2017.
Clio Art Fair
March 8 - 11, 2018
VIP Opening Reception: Thursday, March 8, 6 - 9 pm
Clio Art fair, the self-proclaimed "anti-fair," presents artists presenting themselves. Returning for its fifth edition, the fair invites artists without exclusive NYC gallery representation to partake. The fair is uncurated and each edition holds plenty of surprises.
Hours: Friday and Saturday: noon to 8 pm and Sunday: noon to 6 pm.
Clio Art Fair is presented at 335 West 35th street, New York NY 10001. www.clioartfair.com.
Art on Paper
March 8 - 11, 2018
Preview: Thursday, March 8, 6 to 10 pm
Art on Paper continues to explore the many ways artists incorporate paper into their work. The 2018 edition features over 80 galleries and special projects that focus on the ways the medium is being used to push boundaries. The art fair, held Downtown, can be previewed on Artsy by clicking here. Among the 85 exhibitors, expect to find Quogue Gallery (Hamptons, NY), Kathryn Markel Fine Arts (New York), Spanierman Modern (New York), Nancy Hoffman Gallery (New York), Forum Gallery (New York) and more.
Hours: Friday - Saturday: 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday: noon to 6 pm.
Admission: $25 1-Day Ticket, $35 Multi-Day Ticket, $50 Preview Pass
Art on Paper is being presented at Pier 36, New York, NY 10013. www.thepaperfair.com.
Independent New York
March 8 - 11, 2018
Private Viewing (by invitation): Thursday, March 8
Independent New York returns to Tribeca's Spring Studios to present its fair that has quickly become a must see during Armory Week. Holding onto its intimate feel, the fair presents around 56 exhibitors. Expect to find 303 Gallery (New York), White Columns (New York); Peres Projects (Berlin); Maureen Paley (London); Magenta Plains (New York); Derek Eller (New York) and more.
Hours: Friday - Saturday: noon to 7 pm, Sunday: noon to 6 pm.
Admission: $25 Single Day, $45 Run of Show
Independent New York is presented at Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013. www.independenthq.com.
NADA NEW YORK
March 8 - 11, 2018
VIP Preview (by invitation): Thursday, March 8, 10 am to 2 pm
Opening Preview (by invitation): Thursday, March 8, noon to 2 pm
NADA NEW YORK returns for its seventh edition with approximately 76 exhibitors and nearly 40 special projects. Presented by the non-profit New Art Dealers Alliance, the goal of the fair is to remain flexible and adaptable in order to reinvent the presentation of work in an art fair environment. Popular with New Yorkers, this is a fair that people will be talking about. The 2018 edition features around 77 galleries from around the world along with special projects. Click here for the full exhibitor list. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Fairfield County, CT presents for the first time as a new NADA member. Click here for details.
Hours: Thursday: 2 to 8 pm, Friday - Saturday: noon to 8 pm, Sunday: noon to 6 pm
Admission: $20 Single Day, $10 Senior / Student, $40 Run of Show
NADA New York is presented at Skylight Clarkson North, 550 Washington St, New York, NY 10014. www.newartdealers.org.
The Armory Show
March 8 - 11, 2018
The Armory Party at MoMA: Wednesday, March 7, 8 pm to 12:30 am
The 24th edition of The Armory Show, the centerpiece of Armory Art Week, will feature over 200 galleries from 31 countries around the world. Returning is "Platform," featuring 11 commissioned artist projects and "Focus," a curated section featuring new or rarely seen work by relevant contemporary artists. This year, "Focus" is curated by Gabriel Ritter. Set across Piers 92 and 94 equally, click here for exhibitors and here for programming.
Hours: Thursday - Saturday: noon to 8 pm, Sunday: noon to 6 pm
Admission: $47 General Admission, $80 for a Run-of-Show Pass, $30-35 for a Special Pass (Students/Seniors/Groups), and $25 for Happy Hour Tickets valid Thursday or Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Piers 92 & 94, 711 12th Avenue, New York, 10019. www.thearmoryshow.com.
SCOPE New York
March 8 - 11, 2018
Platinum First View: Thursday, March 8, 3 to 6 pm
VIP and Press Preview: Thursday, March 8, 6 to 9 pm
SCOPE New York will present 60 international galleries along with special events, performances and talks. Exhibitors include Roman Fine Art (East Hampton, NY); Aureus Contemporary (Providence, RI), Vivendi Gallery (Paris) and others.
Hours: Friday - Saturday: 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm
Admission: $25 General Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors, $100 for a General VIP Pass, $150 for Platinum First View.
SCOPE Pavilion located at 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011. www.scope-art.com.
New York Antiquarian Book Fair
March 8 to 11, 2018
Preview: Thursday, March 8 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Okay, not technically an art fair, but the New York Antiquarian Book Fair joins in Armory Week fun to present its 58th edition at Park Avenue Armory located at 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. A Preview will be held on Thursday, March 8, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit, bringing with them a selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. Expect to find topics in art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana and more among the offerings.
Hours: Friday from noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: Daily tickets are $25 or $10 for students with Run of Show tickets costing $45. A Preview Pass is $60 and includes one day of fair attendance.
New York Antiquarian Book Fair is presented at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. www.nyantiquarianbookfair.com.
March 9 to 11, 2018
VIP Preview: Thursday, March 8, 2018 (by invitation only)
Moving to Armory Week for the first time, Collective Design Fair presents its sixth edition at Skylight Clarkson North, located at 572 Washington St, New York, NY 10014.
The design fair presents masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries along with experimental works made by contemporary designers. Collective Design aims to reveal both the design process and the diversity found in design. This year's exhibitors include a mix of art galleries and design houses from Paris, New York and Los Angeles and more. Expect to find Fort Gansevoort (New York); Julie Saul Gallery (New York), Wexler Gallery (Philadelphia) and Peter Blake Gallery (Laguna, CA) among the presenters.
Not familiar with design? Complimentary tours are being provided by 1stDibs on each day of the fair. Click here for more info and to reserve.
Hours: Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is $30 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors, a three-day pass is $60.
For details, programming and tickets, visit http://collectivedesignfair.com.
Check back with Hamptons Art Hub for coverage of the art fairs during Armory Week.
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