The upcoming Affordable Art Fair proves that art doesn’t have to be pretentious or expensive
1 November 2016
The Affordable Art Fair happens twice a year in Singapore (and in many other cities including London, New York, Amsterdam, Seoul and Hong Kong) and will be back on our shores on 18 to 20 November. This is its 7th year in Singapore and the beloved event is expected to host more than 80 local and overseas galleries showing over 600 artists from around the world.
If you’ve always thought that art is only for the rich, then it’s time to reconsider. Affordable Art Fair is tailored for anyone who appreciates the beauty of art. It also helps that the twice-yearly event is in no way ‘snooty’ or ‘pretentious’, words you might associate with the arts. In fact, it’s a fun and welcoming fair, whether you’re a seasoned art buyer, or someone who’s
Here’s why we’ll be checking out this year’s Affordable Art Fair (Autumn Edition) at the F1 Pit Building.
With the mission to provide ‘art for everyone’, Affordable Art Fair introduces paintings, prints, sculptures and photography in an inspiring and friendly atmosphere. All artwork is priced between $100 to $15,000 (75% of which is under $7,500). In fact, it’s compulsory for exhibitors and galleries to label all artwork, meaning you’ll know exactly what suits your budget. Looking for something more affordable? Keep an eye out for artwork specially marked with pink ‘Under $1,000’ stickers, or head straight to the ‘Under $1,000 Wall’.
Whether you’re a fan of abstract modern art or edgy street photography, there’s something for you. Artists from a diverse range of countries will exhibit their talents. Spot fresh, emerging talents poised to be the ‘next big thing’ or look out for familiar household names.
Drop off the kids at the free Children’s Art Studio. This gives you the perfect opportunity to take a look around the galleries without worrying about the kids . In fact, your little ones can express their creativity through art. The Children’s Art Studio will host a range of free, fun-filled workshops for children aged 4+.
Be inspired by the artists showcasing their craft and take part in the free workshops throughout the show days. Watch a live demonstration of an artist at work, or attend the free talks and be inspired to start your own art collection.
Grab a bite or power up with coffee. Or get in the mood with a fine glass of wine. Bistro 1855 Restaurant is the Official Food and Beverage Partner, while Common Man Coffee Roasters is the Official Coffee Partner, so you can take a pit stop with good food and drinks.
A dazzling array of installation pieces will be showcased in this edition of Affordable Art Fair. Look out for the interesting and inspirational range of artwork installations scattered throughout the fair. Take your camera with you and be prepared to be wowed!
Affordable Art Fair takes place on 18 to 20 November 2016, at F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975.
Friday, 18 November: 1200 – 1800
Saturday, 19 November: 1100 – 2000
Sunday, 20 November: 1100 – 1800
Single entry tickets cost $15 (online) / $18 (door price). Concession tickets are available, and children under 16 enter for free.
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