Artexpo New York 2013’s sold-out show was a tremendous hit with exhibitors and attendees alike! Art sales were high this year, show traffic was up by 25%, Trade attendance was up 21%, and 91% of polled attendees said they enjoyed the event.
Here are just a few photos from the big weekend in NYC. (For those of you who attended Artexpo, you might see some familiar faces! Feel free to share on your website, blog or social media pages.)
What Artists Said About the Show
It was a wild ride! Everything was in hyperdrive. The rush of people entering the exhibit the first night, the yellow cabs dotting the standstill traffic, watching a conceptual Broadway show. This was our ninth year exhibiting at Artexpo New York. And I am happy to announce that the show was a complete success. We sold all the pieces featured at the exhibition!
ANNA ART Publishing
Great show, good sales! I wish I’d brought more of my larger paintings—they all sold. I sold 9 pieces overall. I was surprised at the number of buyers, but I had no more works left after Saturday.
What Attendees Had to Say
I attended a good number of the presentations and panels, and I found the information invaluable. I am busily disseminating my newfound knowledge—and often just the important facts I needed to be reminded of—to my employees. I also feel the quality and quantity of the artwork on exhibit was right on. Something for everyone. I made a number of purchases and eagerly await their arrivals.
Four Corners Gallery
The presentation was very nice this year and the show seemed to have a certain spark to it. The range of art was diverse—there were many unique, independent artists in addition to the publishers, and that was something I enjoyed. I understand you’re going to move the show over to Pier 94 next year, and I think that will make it even better for 2014.
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery
Moving to Pier 94 in 2014:
Three Shows in One!
As Gunnar mentioned in his quote above, we will be moving to Pier 94 next year to accommodate the growth of the show. Our 2014 event will feature three shows in one:
• Artexpo New York, our original, juried fine art fair featuring top publishers and gallery owners
• [SOLO], a highly competitive fair for independent artists
• DECOR Expo, a trade-only event featuring top trends and products for the fine art and framing industry
Our 2014 event will feature wider aisles, with even more room to showcase artists’ works. We also have exciting plans already in the works for live entertainment and new Topics & Trends seminars. To be a part of it all, submit your application to exhibit by June 1st and we’ll offer you 2013 prices on your booth space. Better yet: pay in full and you’ll save 5%.
See you at next year’s show!