One of the delights of New York is any activity you’re interested in happens here. For instance if you’re interested in arts and antiques you don’t have to go haring off around the world seeing this delectable piece here and that stunning textile there. Just keep an eye on the program of art and antique fairs that happen in NYC and you can be sure that all the leading galleries and collectors from around the world will obligingly arrive with their most exquisite works of art for sale.
In the video you can see what was on offer at the Winter Art Show New York in 2011, the quality and beauty of which is echoed every year. This year the Show is being held from Jan 23 to Feb 1st at the Park Avenue Armory. You can keep up to date with what is on and where by going to Here Be Old Things/New York and time your NYC visit to co-incide with the Fairs that interest you the most.
There is a second tier of artists selling in NYC and they are the ones who sell in Art Fairs that take place in various parks and squares. They are usually unaffiliated with galleries but produce interesting and exciting work none the less. One of the most well known is the Union Square Art Market where some well known artists display their work in summer, as well as less well known ones. Go to http://www.marketsofnewyork.com/ and click on the Artisan button and you will get a listing of what’s on for each month. And also check the NYC Parks Arts Calendar NYC Parks Arts Calendar. Rest assured that no matter how small or how splendid your art spending budget is, you will find within NYC’s art fairs plenty to tempt you. Of course you don’t have to buy. Anyone can go into NYC’s Art Fairs and just look at all that is on display and appreciate its beauty.