5 Fall Art and Design Events to Look Forward To in NYC

They say August is the Sunday of summer, which means that fall is beginning to creep around the corner…and we’re excited about it! As much as we love summer, fall in New York City is one of the best and most beautiful times of year. The weather is slightly cooler, but still warm enough to enjoy being outside, the trees in Central Park begin to change, and there are a host of great happenings and events to look forward to.

To get you excited about the changing seasons, we’ve compiled five of our favorite fall art and design events in New York.


1. International Fine Art & Antiques Show; October 23-29, 2015; Park Avenue Armory
One of the country’s most renown and exclusive art and antiques fairs is back for its 27th year, attracting dealers from around the world. The fair features everything from fine jewelry and pottery, to manuscripts, sculpture, rare books, and more.
2. New York Affordable Art Fair, September 10-13, 2015; The Metropolitan Pavilion
Not a collector of high-end antiques? Mark your calendar for the Affordable Art Fair instead. The semi-annual event attracts galleries and artists from around the world, with prices starting as low as $100.

3. The Designers & Books Fair; October 2-4, 2015; F.I.T. 
This art and fashion-specific book fair draws some of the worlds top publishers in the areas of architecture, style, interiors, landscape, web design, and urban design, as well as rare and out-of-print books dealers. There will be meet-and-greets with book authors, author experiences, as well as a full schedule of programming.

4. Pier Antiques Show; November 14-15; Pier 94
Attracting more than 500 exhibitors each year, this expansive show features home decor, paintings, and furniture, as well as a selection of vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories in the show’s “Fashion Alley.”  There is also a chance for ticket holders to get items appraised on November 15, the show’s appraisal day.

5. This Event is For Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good; September 29, 2015; MoMA
This day-long event explores the democracy of design in the digital age, using works from the Museum’s collection as discussion points.

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