In the Know: Affordable Art Fair Seattle

Photo by Jonathan Barta

Festive four-day event features contemporary art for every budget; guests can browse and shop among local, national and international galleries all under one roof!

Photo by Jonathan Barta
Photo by Jonathan Barta

The Affordable Art Fair’s formula is simple yet unique: a relaxed, inspiring environment and high quality contemporary art. The fair offers an upbeat and friendly atmosphere in which anyone – from first time buyers to seasoned collectors – can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100–$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000.

The Affordable Art Fair Seattle opens to the public Thursday, Nov. 7, and organizers have amassed an incredible collection of galleries, events and activities for guests to enjoy during the four-day contemporary art fair at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Now in its second year in Seattle, the fair provides local residents a unique opportunity to browse and shop among thousands of contemporary art pieces, while also taking part in lectures, workshops, family activities and more. Tickets and a complete schedule are available here.

The showcase is part of the international Affordable Art Fair series produced in 15 cities annually, including major cultural hubs such as London, New York and Milan. Seattle is just one of two U.S. showcases this year.

 When: Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, November 10.

  • Thursday, November 7: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, November 8: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 9: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 10: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (Third Avenue N. and Mercer Street)

How Much: For the quickest entrance, guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are also available at the door. The cost for general admission is $10 per day, seniors and students $8 and children under 12 enter for free.  There is a free admission evening on Friday, November 8 from 5 – 7 p.m. where all attendees get in free!