Opening Reception for Fair:

May 2, 2019, 6-9 PM

NYA Art Center

7 Franklin Place

New York, NY 10013


April 20, 2019

On Thursday, May 2nd NYA Art Center in Tribeca will debut its seasonal art fair: NYAFAIR. Conceived as a response to Frieze and New York Art Week, the Center will present an alternative art fair featuring a panoply of works in media ranging from sculpture to painting to works on paper. The fair will run from May 2nd to May 5th. Artists, curators, and dealers will showcase a select number of works in the fair booths within NYA Art Center’s venue, a 9,000-square-foot, 3-level center with 6 premiere galleries, 11 fair booths, and 2,000 square feet of fine art storage housing a permanent collection dedicated to improving children’s access to art supplies in schools and hospitals.

The opening of the fair will coincide with three other gallery exhibitions and related receptions that are scheduled to open the first week of May. Visitors to the fair will be able to take advantage of seeing Gallery 104’s Nurture exhibition and NYA Gallery’s Heal show—exhibits that probe individuals’ understanding of healing and development in the bodily, environmental, and spiritual sense. What’s more, a special solo exhibition dedicated to the dancer and painter Gene Myers (1929-2013) will be on display in one of the Center’s larger spaces. Gene Myers: Abstract Meditations on the 14 Stations of the Cross includes work on loan from the Mario Radosta Collection. The paschal exhibition focuses on the late artist’s interpretation and translation of the devotional exercise common in several Christian denominations.

With this robust schedule of cultural programming slated for the first week of May, NYA Art Center will be an important meeting point for creative practitioners, buyers, critics, and art admirers during one of New York’s most important weeks for the exhibition and sale of contemporary art. Following the close of these receptions on May 2nd, attendees are invited to an after-party at the nearby Roxy Hotel located between Walker and White Streets on 6th Avenue, which is part of the Center’s recurring 1st Thursdays Art Walk initiative. Guests may visit the fair during its run May 2 (6-9pm) and May 3-5 (12-6pm). For more information, go to NewYorkArt.com, call (917) 472-9015, or email info@newyorkart.com.