Your Guide to Armory Week

Beginning March 6th, art fairs will fill New York City from pier to pier, giving you the opportunity to discover the perfect piece from hundreds of international galleries. Where should you start?

With only a few days to explore the shows, it’s best to plan your must-sees in advance. The following guide outlines what you can find at each fair, along with insider tips from our Artsy Specialists.


The Armory Show

March 8th through 11th | Piers 92 and 94, 711 12th Avenue

What You'll see

One of the world’s leading art fairs, featuring museum-quality pieces from over 200 galleries

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There’s often a long line for tickets at the fair, so it’s best to buy passes to The Armory Show online in advance. When you get to the piers, don’t forget to look up. Across the building’s facade, you’ll find a super-sized tableau by the Oscar-nominated street artist JR.


Volta

March 7th through 11th | Pier 90, 711 12th Avenue

WHAT YOU'LL SEE

Solo presentations of 85 emerging and mid-career artists, as well as a section focused entirely on collage that is curated by artist Mickalene Thomas and collector Racquel Chevremont

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At Pier 90, the fair is a close walk from The Armory Show, so it’s possible to do both fairs in a single day.


Art on Paper

March 8th through 11th | Pier 36, 299 South Street

WHAT YOU'LL SEE

Prints, drawings, and other works on paper at more accessible price points, from $300 paintings by Tori Tinsley to $9,500 lithographs by Jonas Wood

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If you’re looking for something that can be easily shipped, works on paper are the way to go. These pieces are often the cheapest to send by mail, as they can be safely rolled up in a tube or flat-packed.


NADA

March 8th through 11th | Skylight Clarkson Square, 550 Washington Street

WHAT YOU'LL SEE

The newest voices in contemporary art, organized by the thought-leading New Art Dealers Alliance

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NADA is known for highlighting the next hot artists, including young talents at the start of their careers as well as those who have been historically overlooked. Plus, the fair is conveniently located—it’s in the same building as Collective Design and a short walk from Independent.


Independent

March 9th through 11th | Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street

WHAT YOU'LL SEE

A mix between an art fair and a curated exhibition, featuring unexpected artist mashups from an international roster of leading galleries

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Independent offers you a unique opportunity to browse blue-chip and emerging galleries side by side. Plus, if you attend the fair in the late afternoon, you can enjoy the booths alongside the sunset, peering through the fair’s floor-to-ceiling windows.


SPRING/BREAK Art Show

March 6th through 12th | 4 Times Square

WHAT YOU'LL SEE

A one-of-a-kind, curator-led fair in the heart of Times Square, which fills Condé Nast’s old office space with presentations surrounding this year’s theme: “Stranger Comes to Town”

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Don’t miss the fair’s annual auction—with starting bids as low as $100, you can support 475 Kent Tenants Association, which advocates for affordable artist spaces, and also take home great art.


Not making it to the fairs this year? You can still browse their booths on Artsy, start conversations with galleries directly, and buy your favorite works—all without leaving your home.

If you have questions about buying art at art fairs, you can contact our team of specialists at inquiries@artsy.net.