New York’s Most Important Art Fair
May 5-7th 2017
Frieze Art Fair is a favorite amongst New Yorkers. Who doesn’t love to schmooze outdoors with friends while checking out top-tier contemporary art? It’s the art fair that you don’t want to miss. And you even get to take the ferry there!
The Fair features some of the world’s leading art galleries, and showcases them over the course of a weekend in Randall’s Island. View or buy is the mood here, and there’s loads of work to enjoy. As part of the larger Frieze Week, the Fair’s fifth edition took place in 2016 and drew record attendance and sales–so much so that The Guardian dubbed it “New York’s most important art fair.”
So you’re not an art buff–why should you go? Frieze brings together all kinds of people that are shaping culture and engaging in conversation on socially relevant topics today. Latin American artists, and topics of feminism, activism, modernism, and interdisciplinary collaboration all converge here.
Get tickets through their main website and make sure to get a ferry pass–the short ride is beautiful.
Friday, May 5: 11am-6pm (Friday Late tickets: 6-8pm)
Saturday, May 6: 11am-7pm
Sunday, May 7: 11am-6pm
Tickets are available here. They are limited and sell out fast.
Where To Stay
With thousands of hotels in New York, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to find the right hotel for Frieze. We rounded up some of our favorite places to stay.
11 Howard feels intimate and quiet, even in the busy intersection of Soho and Chinatown. Expect beautiful, minimal interiors, fantastic service, and attention to detail. The hotel often collaborates with artists and philanthropists on projects throughout the property. Should you need to squeeze in a bit of work, they have a great space where to sit, bring your laptop, and grab a few cups of coffee.
Viceroy Central Park
This Frieze-approved hotel is our pick when looking to stay near most New York tourist-friendly points of interest. Inside, you’ll be treated to sprawling views on The Roof, gorgeous rooms and interiors, and the service that only Viceroy can provide.
The Standard East Village
The only hotel partner for Frieze Art Fair is one synonymous with culture, art, and music. At their quieter East Village hotel, you’ll be close to the ferry and in the middle of one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods where the shopping, dining, and bar scene are unrivaled. Views from the glass-windowed rooms are hard to top!
We like the prospect of splitting our time between Frieze and the pool at Sixty LES. The New York property is as dreamy, comfortable, and as chic as it gets. To keep the arty festive mood going, we recommend heading up to the tiki bar to meet more Downtown-art types, where the music and drinks will cover the nightly portion of entertainment.