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The Insider’s Guide to Armory Arts Week 2017

Art lovers, brace yourselves: the entirety of the art world is about to descend on New York City. To help you prepare for the glorious madness that is Armory Arts Week, we’ve put together a list of the fairs you can’t miss (and a list of spots in each area where you can fuel up with food and caffeine between shows).

The Armory Show

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March 2 – 5

Location: Piers 92 & 94, 711 12th Avenue at 55th Street

The lowdown: This is New York’s largest art fair. Over 200 exhibitors will show artwork from the 20th & 21st centuries.

Hours and tickets

VOLTA NY

March 2 – 5

Location: Pier 90, 12th Avenue at 50th Street

The lowdown: This will be its decade edition as a solo-focused international contemporary art fair. Roughly 100 exhibitors are participating this year.

Hours and tickets

SPRING/BREAK Art Show

March 1 – 6

Location: 4 Times Square, entrance on 43rd Street

The lowdown: It’s curator-driven with a focus on contemporary art. This year’s theme is “Black Mirror,” and over 800 artists will be represented.

Hours and tickets

Hell’s Kitchen Eats:

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CoffeeRex Coffee, The Jolly Goat Coffee Bar

LunchGotham West Market, Tehuitzingo Deli & Grocery, Burger Joint

DinnerTaboon, Danji, Annabel

The Art Show

March 1 – 5

Location: Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street

The lowdown: It’s the nation’s longest-running fine art fair. 72 of the nation’s leading art dealers will present works from the 19th century to today. Ticket sales benefit Henry Street Settlement.

Hours and tickets

Upper East Side Eats: 

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CoffeeBirch Coffee, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters

LunchLittle Collins, Jones Wood Foundry

DinnerFlora Bar, The East Pole, Amali

NADA

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March 2 – 5

Location: Skylight Clarkson North, 572 Washington Street

The lowdown: This fair is focused on the newer voices in contemporary art. There will be around 100 booths this time around.

Hours and tickets

Independent

March 2 – 5

Location: Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street

The lowdown: This fair invites exhibitors to focus on solo and site-specific projects. Expect around 40 galleries and non-profit organizations to be represented there.

Hours and tickets

TriBeCa Eats:

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CoffeeGotan, Maman

LunchTwo Hands, Mulberry & Vine

DinnerLocanda Verde, Smith & Mills

SCOPE New York

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March 2 – 5

Location: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St

The lowdown: This will be SCOPE’s 17th fair in New York. 60 international galleries are exhibiting.

Hours and tickets

CLIO Art Fair

March 2 – 5

Location: 508 W 26th St

The lowdown: This fair considers itself the “anti-fair” because it targets artists without any exclusive NYC gallery representation. This year they’ll be showcasing the work of roughly 40 international artists.

Hours and additional info 

Moving Image

February 27 – March 2

Location: the Waterfront Tunnel event space, 11th Avenue between 27th and 28th Streets

The lowdown: Another medium-specific fair, this one’s focused on video art and other types of immersive media installations. The work of about 30 artists will be shown this year.

Hours and additional info

Chelsea Eats:

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CoffeeCitizens of Chelsea, Sullivan Street Bakery, The Commons Chelsea

LunchLos Mariscos, Dizengoff, Rocket Pig

DinnerTxikito, Crispo, Cookshop

 

Art on Paper

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March 2 – 5

Location: Pier 36, Downtown Manhattan

The lowdown: As its title suggests, this fair has a medium-driven focus. This will be its third year, and over 80 exhibitors will be there.

Hours and tickets 

Salon Zürcher, NY

February 27 – March 5

Location: Galerie Zürcher, 33 Bleecker Street

The lowdown: Taking place inside of a single gallery, this mini-fair has just 6 exhibitors this year. It’s often been called a respite from the chaos of the massive, superstore-style fairs taking place simultaneously.

Hours and additional info

Lower East Side Eats:

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CoffeeCheeky Sandwiches, Dimes

LunchEl Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette, Cafe Grumpy

DinnerMission Chinese Food, Contra, Tijuana Picnic

top image // Photograph by Teddy Wolff | Courtesy of The Armory Show