The Other Art Fair, the U.K.’s leading art fair for discovering emerging artists, will be stopping in Brooklyn (along with a few other stops in the U.K., Australia, Chicago, and Los Angeles) sharing the works of over 130 artists representing a diverse set of medium and nationalities.
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This global scale project enables those set with greater goals to gain publicity in a world that becomes so easily overwhelmed. By spotlighting the art before the price tag, the outcome of The Other Art Fair is an environment that promotes creativity, inspiration, and innovation; meaning, the art is dope.
Running from May 3 - 6, The Other Art Fair is set to make waves again as it unleashes its third edition at the Brooklyn Expo Center.
Enter through Ellen Rutt’s vivid entrance installation, wander the colorful abstract worlds of Nigerian Artist Dennis Osadebe, and explore cities through Xan Padron’s time lapses.
Make sure to swing by on Friday (May 4th) for the Other Friday Late, featuring an “Invest in Art” Curator’s Fair Tour with Saatchi Art Assistant Curator, Victoria Kennedy. While you’re not touring, enjoy the art to tunes by Theodore Jahng featuring JD Samson, Mexican Summer, Darker Than Wax, Astro Nautico, Blue Sun, and Mara Peralta. Cool down from dancing with mouth-watering craft beers, cocktails, and other libations, at the Fair's central bar all night long.
No worries if you tend to tuck in early, you’re still guaranteed to have a boss time.
In addition to works by over 130 artists, The Other Art Fair will house a selection of sketchbooks fromThe Sketchbook Project to explore. Creatives can put their thinking to the test with by solving 'Crime Scene,' a virtual reality crime puzzle.
If you prefer to chill on the weekend, put your feet up and relax in Fair artist Fei Alexeli's 'No Bad Days' tropical neon and swing installation; or take a breather in the Saatchi Lounge. A great place to do a little art networking, and listen in on one of Saatchi’s Art Talks.
Tickets for the fair are only $15 ($17 at the door) and includes entry to the Moniker Art Fair, in addition to reentry all weekend for students and seniors. With snacks by the Maman pop-up eatery and the yellow Van Leeuwen ice cream truck parked right out front, there’s no better way to spend the weekend.
The art doesn’t end once you leave the fair, if you fall in love with a piece, all of the artists shown at the fair have works available for sale on Saatchi’s website (some for under $100). Make sure you’re purchasing smartly with a few buying tips.