Fine and Visual Arts Events in the NYC Area

Fine and Visual Arts Events in the NYC Area


Art is everywhere in the New York area. Take advantage of great art this fall by exploring some fine and visual art events near you. Here are our picks for fine and visual art events in the New York Metro area for the whole family.

Affordable Art Fair
Sept 28 – Oct 2, hours vary
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., Manhattan

See interesting and unique artwork from over 70 local, national, and worldwide art galleries featuring more than 500 talented artists at this year’s Affordable Art Fair. There will be paintings, prints, sculptures, and more, with half of the artworks priced under $5,000 if you’re interested in making a purchase. Along with the viewing, there will be special workshops and other art-related activities for the whole family, including a children’s treasure hunt on Thursday and Saturday mornings. Tickets cost up to $20 for the day.

“The Issues” Exhibition
Sept. 7 – Oct. 31, 9am – 8pm
Westchester Community College for the Arts, 198 Central Ave., White Plains

This free art exhibition is a reflection of how the arts can focus our attention on the issues of the current time from global warming to poverty to our water supply. The passion portrayed in the pieces displayed will drum up thought and conversation. This is a great way to discuss current events with the kids via a visual display.

Italian Art & Artists: Caravaggio
Sept. 9, 7pm – 9pm
Westchester Italian Cultural Center, One Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe, NY

Celebrate Italian art and the works of Caravaggio at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. Before the lecture and showing, there will be a reception for some light snacks. Cost for non-members is $25 per person. Learn about the passion put into the pieces.

20 Years at the Easel: Adventures in Neuroplasticity Exhibition and Sale of Paintings by David Peikon

Sept. 17 – Oct. 2, 9am – 4pm
Art League of Long Island, 107 Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills, Long Island

Take a trip to the Art League and see the striking portrait work of David Peikon. He paints magnificent landscape work as well. His body of work explores how the brain’s ability to adapt and change can be manifested through creativity. Admission is free and some paintings will be available for sale.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Sept. 3-5 and Sept. 10-11, 12-6pm
University Place from E. 13th St. to W. 3rd St., Manhattan

See a vast array of art from fine artists, photographers, crafters, graphic designers, woodworkers, jewelers, and sculptors in Washington Square. Artists are from the NYC area to nationwide to global. The fair takes place around Memorial Day as well if you cannot make the upcoming event. 

Sept. 21-25, 12pm – late night
Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, 16 Main St., Suite B, Brooklyn

For the 5th year on the Brooklyn waterfront, Photoville will be exhibiting more photographic artwork than ever, with talks and workshops to accompany the art. There will be refreshments as well as nighttime events such as projections. Exhibitions will be held both indoors and outside with plenty to look at, free of charge.

Free Museum Day Live!
Sept. 24
Various locations

Participating museums across the country, including many in the NYC area are waiving fees for the day for you and your family to pay a visit to an art museum near you.

Some participating museums include:

The Morgan Library & Museum at 225 Madison Ave., Manhattan, NY

Staten Island Museum at 75 Stuyvesant Pl., Staten Island, NY

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum at 2 E. 91st St., Manhattan, NY

Society of Illustrators at 128 E. 63rd. St, Manhattan, NY

Montclair Art Museum at 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ

RELATED: The Best Museums for Kids Near You

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