It's hard to believe but Frieze Week is here again. Rolling into New York during the first week of May, this year seems an uptick of art fairs joining the extra attention the contemporary art fair brings with it.

We've put together our Ultimate Guide for Frieze Art Fair Week to make planning simple. There are no fewer than nine art fairs to choose with VIP openings starting on Wednesday. Continue reading to start planning your art fair week.

Salon Zürcher, New York

April 30 to May 6, 2018

Closing Party: Sunday, May 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.

This mini art fair has its opening reception last week but there's still time to catch the Closing festivities during Freize Week. For its 20th edition, Salon Zürcher presents work by six galleries: Galerie La Forest Divonne, Paris, NORTE MAAR, New York, GALERIE LOUIS GENDRE, Chamalieres/Paris, Pixi Galerie, Paris, Galerie Motte Masselink, Paris, and Mathilde Hatzenberger Gallery, Brussels.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: noon to 8 p.m., Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.

Admission is free.

Zürcher Gallery, 33 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012.


"After All" by Beth Reisman, 2017. Acrylic and newspaper on panel, 18 x 18 inches. Courtesy of Galerie La Forest Divonne, PARIS and SALON ZÜRCHER, NY.



May 2 to 6, 2018

Twilight Vernissage: Wednesday, May 2 from 9 pm. to 12 a.m.

Dim Sum Dinner Party: Thursday, May 3 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

“Young” Collectors: Ice Cream + Cocktail Social: Friday, May 4 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Girls’ Night Out (For Art!): Saturday, May 5 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Superfine! returns to Frieze Week to present its second NYC edition. Featuring an expanded version, the contemporary art fair features 78 international art galleries, solo projects, and collectives set in NYC and from around the globe. Superfine! places an emphasis on emerging artists with price points for every budget in a fair that aims to close the gap between the art-appreciating public and the art collecting one through the discovering of emerging and independent artists. Go ahead, take a look. It will be fun.

Hours: Thursday to Saturday: noon to 7 p.m., Sunday: noon to 8 p.m.

Admission is $12. A multi-day pass is $25. An All Access Pass is $85.

459 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014.


Superfine! director Alex Mitow leading a tour of Soho House New York members at Superfine! NYC, May 2017. Courtesy of Superfine!


Fridge Art Fair

May 2 to 6, 2018

Press Preview: Wednesday, May 2 from 2 to 5 p.m.

The Fridge All Star Celebrities’ on Ice: The Fridge Grand Gala: Wednesday, May 2 from  5 to 9 p.m.

This year's theme for the sixth edition of the unconventional Fridge art fair is, “The Tonya’s Tasty Triple Axel Icebox Cake Edition, featuring Ziggy’s Stardust Powdered Donuts.” Hosted once again by the NU Hotel in Downtown Brooklyn, Fridge will feature a tribute to David Bowie coinciding with the exhibition currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum.

Hours: Thursday to Friday: 1 to 9 p.m., Saturday: noon to 5 p.m.

Admission is pay-what-you-wish. Gala tickets are $41.

NU Hotel, 85 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Moniker Art Fair

May 3 to 6, 2018

VIP/Press Preview: Thursday, May 3 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Private View: Thursday, May 3 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Moniker Art Fair presents its first New York edition, hosting 27 international exhibitors with booths that feature emerging and established urban and contemporary artists from across the world.

Hours: Friday: noon to 10 p.m., Saturday: noon to 8 p.m., Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.

Admission is $15.

The Greenpoint Terminal, 73 West ST, Brooklyn, NY 11222.


Artwork by ICY & SOT, Iran. Courtesy of Moniker Art Fair.


Art New York

May 3 to 6, 2018

VIP Preview: Thursday, May 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. The evening will benefit the Joe Namath Foundation and the Hope for Depression Research Foundation

Art New York presents its fourth edition featuring art from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras featuring paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculpture. The 2018 edition will see over 85 international contemporary and modern galleries from 30 countries come together to represent over 1,200 artists.

Hours: Thursday: 5 to 8 p.m., Friday to Saturday: noon to 8 p.m., Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.

Admission for a one-day fair pass is $40 and a multi-day fair pass is $75. Students, seniors, and groups of 10 or more are $25. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets valid for admission to both Art New York and CONTEXT New York.

Pier 94, 12th Avenue at 55th Street, New York, NY 10019.


Pier 94. Courtesy of Art New York.

Pier 94. Courtesy of Art New York.


Frieze New York

May 3 to 6, 2018

Invitation-only Preview: Wednesday, May 2

Preview: Thursday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Private View: Thursday, May 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Set on Randall Island overlooking the East River, Frieze New York has a focus on contemporary art from living artists presented by dynamic galleries set around the world. Expect aisles of art plus plenty of programs of including projects, talks and education.

Hours: Friday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission for a one-day pass is $48, full time student and children 13-17  are $27.

20 Randall’s Island, New York, NY 10035.

The Other Art Fair

May 3 to 6, 2018

Private View: Thursday, May 3 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Presented by Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair presents 130 independent and emerging artists at Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Expo Center.

Hours: Friday: 3 to 10 p.m., Saturday: noon to 9 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and $13.50 for students and seniors.

Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222.

TEFAF New York Spring

May 4 to 8, 2018

VIP Preview: Thursday, May 3 from noon to 8 p.m.

TEFAF New York Spring has a focus on modern and contemporary art and design.

Hours: Friday to Saturday: noon to 8 p.m., Sunday: noon to 6 p.m., Monday: noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday: noon to 6 p.m. VIP hours will be held May 4 to 8 from 11 a.m. to noon each day

Admission is $55 for an adult single entry ticket, $75 for an adult multi-entry ticket and student single day tickets are $25.

Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065.




1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

May 4 to 6, 2018

VIP Preview: Thursday, May 3 (Invitation Only)

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns for fourth third New York edition. The title of the fair references the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent - the fair strives to be a platform to represent multiplicity and showcase the diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production on an international stage.

Hours: Friday to Saturday: noon to 8 p.m., Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.

Admission is $20 for a day ticket and $10 for concession tickets.

Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231.


Ugochukwu Smooth Nzewi in conversation with Sadie Barnette and Odili Donald Odita at 1-54 New York 2017 © Katrina Sorrentino. Courtesy of 1-54.



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