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SOURCE Affordable Art Fair
Festive four-day event features contemporary art for every budget; guests can browse and shop among local, national and international galleries all under one roof
SEATTLE, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Affordable Art Fair Seattle opens to the public Thursday, Nov. 7, and organizers have amassed an incredible collection of galleries, events and activities for guests to enjoy during the four-day contemporary art fair at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Now in its second year in Seattle, the fair provides local residents a unique opportunity to browse and shop among thousands of contemporary art pieces all under one roof, while also taking part in lectures, workshops, family activities and more. Tickets and a complete schedule are available at affordableartfair.com/seattle.
The showcase is part of the international Affordable Art Fair series produced in 15 cities annually, including major cultural hubs such as London, New York and Milan. The regionalized fairs offer an inspiring and friendly atmosphere, filled with thousands of paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and other original contemporary artwork in a variety of mediums.
Fifty local and international galleries will showcase more than 2,000 pieces, all priced from $100 to $10,000, with more than half the pieces under $5,000. Participating Seattle-area galleries include: Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art; ArtXchange Gallery; Blindfold Gallery; Foster/White Gallery; G. Gibson Gallery; Gallery IMA; Hall Spassov Gallery; James Harris Gallery; Linda Hodges Gallery; LxWxH (Recent Graduates Exhibit); Patricia Rovzar Gallery Inc.; PLACE Contemporary; Red Reiter Gallery, and Wall Space Gallery.
In addition to artwork from local artists and around the world, featured fair activities include:
"We anticipate about 10,000 guests will attend the Seattle fair this year, and there is truly something there for everyone to discover," said Will Ramsay, founder of the Affordable Art Fair. "Whether a first-time buyer, seasoned collector, or anything in between, we welcome everyone to the Fair and have prepared a great line-up of events and activities to help enrich the experience of each guest."
The Fair takes place at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Nov. 7-10. For the quickest entrance, guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at affordableartfair.com/seattle. Tickets are also available at the door. The cost for general admission is $10 per day, seniors and students $8 and children under 12 enter for free.
About the Affordable Art Fair
The Affordable Art Fair celebrates the idea that art is for everyone, offering original artwork priced from $100 - $10,000, with at least half of the works presented under $5,000. The Fair offers unique programming including a variety of talks, tours, kids' activities and more. Since its launch in 1999, over 1.2 million people have visited an Affordable Art Fair, and over $275 million in art has been sold at the Fairs. A global brand, the Fair now takes place in Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Maastrict, Mexico City, Milan, New York, Seattle, Singapore and Stockholm.
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