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Affordable Art Fair Comes to Seattle this Week

November 6th, 2012 by Laura

The Affordable Art Fair is an “art for everyone” art fair that started in London in 1999 and is coming to Seattle for the first time this week, as part of the Seattle Center’s Next 50 celebration. The Fair starts Friday, November 9 with and runs through Sunday, November 11 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall with 50 local and international participating galleries.

The Affordable Art Fair strives to create a fun and inviting atmosphere for everyone, not just art aficionados. The Fair will showcase both emerging and established artists, with hundreds of contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs priced from $100 to $10,000 – half of which will be priced under $5,000.

Photo courtesy of Seattle Center/Next 50

In a press statement, Seattle Fair Director Jennifer Jacobs said:

“We are thrilled to bring the Affordable Art Fair to Seattle for the first time and showcase local talent from throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as introduce local art buyers to current trends in art from around the world. The 50 galleries and contemporary artists we have selected to participate are sure to offer an exciting mix of artwork, ensuring there is something for everyone, from the trendy fashionista to the tech-savvy.”

The Fair also includes workshops, lectures and demonstrations, as well as a Young Collectors Lounge for kids. If you’re looking to buy art, the process is simple: the Fair displays all prices and there are no hidden commissions. And, the Fair has a wrapping service for any purchases, so you can get them home safely.

Key Details:
Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
When: Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11, 2012
Hours: Friday noon-5pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
Cost: $12 GA / $10 Students & Seniors with ID / Free for kids under 12

Special events:
Private Preview Party: Thursday, Nov 8, 6pm-10pm
Tickets: $65 each, 2 for $125

Art Loves Seattle Benefit Cocktail Reception: Friday, Nov 9, 5pm-9pm
Tickets: $25 each, 2 for $40 (100% of proceeds will be donated to Artist Trust)

Purchase tickets (both general admission and Special Event tickets) in advance online.

Tags: Arts & Culture