MAYOR BLOOMBERG, DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND NYC & COMPANY KICK OFF WEEK OF ART EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN NEW YORK CITY MARCH 2-7
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta were joined by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) President Lucy Mitchell-Innes and Armory Show Vice President and Co-Founder Paul Morris at a press conference on March 2, 2010, to kick off a week of art-related activities from March 2 through March 7. Officials will highlight ADAA’s 22nd Annual Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory, the 12th annual Armory Show at Piers 92 and 94, and other art events taking place throughout New York City. The Art Show is an impressive national fine art fair which includes 26 exceptional solo and two-person focused exhibitions and composes an extraordinary presentation of the highest quality of artworks and tradition of connoisseurship and excellence.
Seventy of the nation’s leading art galleries will present museum-quality works of art in all genres. One of America’s most prestigious art fairs, The Art Show, will offer an outstanding selection of works by renowned and emerging artists in a range of styles and mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, and multi-media works.
The Art Show is America’s longest running national fine art fair and organized by the ADAA to benefit the Henry Street Settlement. The Art Show, now in its 22nd year, continues the ADAA’s commitment to curatorial expertise and diversity.
DATE: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, Gala Preview Benefit
March 3 – March 7, 2010 The Art Show is open to public
TIME: Wednesday, March 3 – Sat., March 6, 12:00pm – 8:00pm, Sunday, March 7, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
PLACE: The ADAA Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue, Park Avenue at 67 Street, New York City
RSVP: Art Dealers Association of America, www.artdealers.org, The Art Show is open to the public from March 3- March 7. Individual admission is $20 per day March 3 – March 7. All proceeds benefit Henry Street Settlement. Tickets are also available at the door. For more information, the public can call ADAA at 212-472-0590 during the run of the show.