Af­ford­able Art Fair 2017

The spring edi­tion con­tin­ues to con­vert art lovers to first-time buy­ers

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Sin­ga­pore’s fourth edi­tion of the Af­ford­able Art Fair took place from 7 to 9 April 2017. More than 42 lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional art gal­leries show­cased ap­prox­i­mately 800 art­works, with 300 new and re­turn­ing artists at­tend­ing the event.

9,000 vis­i­tors graced the fair with more than S$1.9m of sales made over the week­end. 30% of the buy­ers were new while 65% of works were sold to lo­cals, re­flect­ing the fair’s suc­cess in in­spir­ing a new love for art in the lo­cal pop­u­la­tion.

“We are happy to see that our re­sults show that re­turn­ing vis­i­tors re­main con­fi­dent about their pur­chases and that new­bie vis­i­tors are start­ing to ex­ert their buy­ing power. This va­lid­ity is in line with our mis­sion of ed­u­cat­ing new peo­ple and in­spir­ing them to fall in love with, and buy art, and it is what we feel makes us a con­struc­tive part of the lo­cal art and lifestyle land­scape.” Said Mr Alan Koh, Fair Di­rec­tor, Af­ford­able Art Fair Sin­ga­pore.

The spring edi­tion high­lights in­cluded a live per­for­mance by Ja­panese street artist Shinichi Tashiro aka Ichi, a cre­ative project fea­tur­ing three SEA artists who cre­ated their sig­na­ture art­works on Bu­ga­boo

Bee5 stroller canopies, Playeum’s (Of­fi­cial Chil­dren’s Art Stu­dio Provider) in­ter­ac­tive stu­dio for kids and other large-scale art in­stal­la­tions. Art lovers can now look for­ward to the au­tumn edi­tion set on 17 Novem­ber 2017.

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