Hong Kong’s first affordable art fair

I’ve once been to the one in London, years ago. It was a fun day out – so now I’m thinking of going to the affordable art fair that’s for the first time in Hong Kong next weekend. I only became aware of it after noticing one of the double-decker trams with a full-size advertisement travelling through Wan Chai.

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 1

The three-day event starts next Friday, March 15, and hosts a wealth of galleries (83 in total, some from Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, London, Paris, Manila, New York etc.) and a huge array of contemporary art. It will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, so close to my new office.

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2

The concept is simple: thousands of original paintings, prints, sculpture and photography all under one roof, and all between HK $1,000 and HK $100,000 and 75% priced below HK $75,000.

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 3

Check out the website for info about talks and activities.

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Useful info:

  • Openings times are from 12.00-6.00pm on Friday, 12.00-8.00pm on Saturday and 11.00-6.00pm on Sunday
  • Single Entry costs HK$120 at the door, but if you purchase your tickets before March 14 you will receive a free ticket (buy one get one free)
  • Tickets are available at HK Ticketing’s box offices located at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, The Academy’s Landmark Heritage Campus – Bethanie, Fringe Club, AsiaWorld-Expo, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre and K11 Select, as well as Tom Lee Music Stores
  • The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition is at Harbour Road 1 – just minutes from the Wan Chai ferry pier, MTR or tram station away
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2 responses to “Hong Kong’s first affordable art fair

  1. We’re super pumped for this – we even randomly got given free tickets to both the VIP Private View on Thursday night and The Arty-Licious Evening on Friday night. Hopefully that means that we can get in early enough to score an actually-affordable-on-a-teacher’s income piece of art, haha.

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