Internationally Acclaimed Art Fair Coming to Seattle in November

The Affordable Art Fair -- with annual events attracting more than one million visitors in London, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bristol, Milan, Rome, Stockholm, Hamburg, Singapore, Hong Kong and Melbourne – is coming to Seattle for the first time, November 8-11, 2012 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

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Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) August 08, 2012

The Affordable Art Fair -- with annual events attracting more than one million visitors in London, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bristol, Milan, Rome, Stockholm, Hamburg, Singapore, Hong Kong and Melbourne – is coming to Seattle for the first time, November 8-11, 2012 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

The Affordable Art Fair was founded in London in 1999 to offer a wide audience a place to buy contemporary original art in a friendly and welcoming environment. The idea was simple: you don’t need to be an expert or have deep pockets to enjoy learning about and living with art that you love.

Since its inception, the Affordable Art Fair has come to be known as the leading showcase internationally for contemporary art priced from $100-$10,000, and has generated global gallery sales of over $250M. More than 50 galleries from across the U.S. and around the world will showcase contemporary artwork at the Affordable Art Fair in Seattle, and exhibitors are required to have 50 percent of the work on sale under $5,000.

“The global success of the Affordable Art Fair proves that there is demand for affordable contemporary art,” says Seattle Fair director Jennifer Jacobs. “The relaxed and fun atmosphere at the Fair allows people to explore and learn about art, and with that comes the confidence to buy. With its active gallery and museum scene, thriving artist community and diverse population, Seattle was a natural choice of location for a new U.S. edition.”

The buying process is straightforward: all prices are shown, including sales tax, and there are no hidden commissions. Artwork can be taken home right away. And because approximately 30 percent of visitors have never bought an original work of art before, the Fair is quickly establishing itself as a platform for new collectors.

The Fair is open to the public, including children. Workshops and activities are planned for all ages and backgrounds including the young professional on the hunt for their first piece of art; a seasoned collector out to spot the next big thing; a student seeking inspiration; or a family looking for a fun day out. Friends can linger over lunch and a glass of wine in the cafe; kids can let their imaginations run wild in the Young Collectors Lounge; and printmaking demonstrations bring the artistic process to life.

The Affordable Art Fair:
Thursday, November 8 – Sunday, November 11, 2012
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (3rd Avenue North & Mercer)
http://www.affordableartfair.com/seattle

Opening Times:
Thursday, November 8
6:00pm-10:00pm (Private Preview)

Friday, November 9
11:00am – 6:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm (Art Loves Seattle – Public Event)

Saturday, November 10
11:00am - 8:00pm

Sunday, November 11
11:00am - 6:00pm

Ticket Prices (at the door):
General Admission: $12
Students & Seniors: $10

Onsite amenities and activities which are free for all visitors:
Children’s area and activities
Printmaking workshops
Lectures and discussions

There is also a wonderful café and wine bar for visitors to relax, refresh and contemplate art purchases!

RELATED EVENTS:
November 9, 2012
Art Loves Seattle (Public Event)
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (3rd Avenue North & Mercer)
6:00-10:00pm
*included with Fair admission
*cocktail reception to benefit local arts organization

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Sara Ball, Creativello, sara(at)creativello(dot)com, 206-419-4988


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