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Superfine! Art Fair | DC 2018

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Union Market

1309 5th Street Northeast

Dock 5 Event Space

Washington, DC 20002

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"Superfine! might have been the only time I’ve ever enjoyed being at an art fair. More remarkable, it might have been the only art fair I’ve ever attended where the art was outright good."

- The Clyde Fitch Report (read more)





The Art Fair DC Deserves

Fun, approachable, and chock full of art by local and global emerging artists, Superfine! DC descends on the capital from October 31st to November 4th for a fall art spectacular the likes of which the District has never before seen. The art fair that's built its chops in New York and Miami by serving up a clear, transparent, new art market friendly to both long time collectors and people interested in art who've never purchased a piece before is bringing its unique formula to DC's Union Market, and you'll never experience art the same way again.

Over 300 visual artists from DC and beyond will present new contemporary artwork throughout 70 curated booths, and with price points beginning at $100 and 75% of works available below $5,000, you're certain to discover the perfect piece for your castle or cottage. Join us for a chic sneak peek Masquerade Vernissage opening on Halloween night, or indulge your inner child with artisan scoops by Trickling Springs Creamery at our Young Collectors' Ice Cream Social on Friday 11/2. From panel discussions with local art luminaries to art movie nights and VR experiences, Superfine! DC has Washingtonians covered as your own local, global art fair.


Are you ready to expand your art world?


In Emma Repp's booth


Early Access Tickets (available at a discounted rate until August 15th only.)


Day Pass (Thurs-Sun 11/1-11/4) | $7 Early Access / $12 After August 15th

  • Drop in for a single day, discover great art, and make it yours
  • Catch that day's programming including panels, films, and happy hours


Gold + Teal All-Access (includes Masquerade Vernissage) | $40 Early Access / $55 After August 15th

  • Come and go as you please, enjoy anything and everything Superfine! DC has to offer
  • Enjoy all evening programming, including Masquerade Vernissage and Ice Cream Social


Masquerade Vernissage (Wed. 10/31 7pm-11pm) | $30 Early Access / $45 After August 15th

  • Be the first to discover Superfine! DC at a costume-chic champagne-fueled unveiling complete with performance art + live music
  • Bring your own mask or wear one of ours



>> Step inside Superfine! - Click for Superfine! NYC 2018 Recap Video <<




Complete Fair Schedule


General Admission

Thursday 11.1 || 11am - 10pm
Friday 11.2 || 11am - 10pm
Saturday 11.3 || 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11.4 || 11am - 8pm



Special Programs

Masquerade Vernissage || Wednesday 10.31 || 7pm-11pm

  • Cotton candy-clad champagne
  • Live mural painting by DC and global artists
  • Immersive moving theatre performance art
  • Adult trick-or-treat bags w/ sponsor gifts + artisanal candy


Art's Night Out at the Market || Thursday 11.1 || 7pm - 10pm

  • Free entry w/ Union Market vendor receipt or stamp
  • Live local DC band (TBA) and performance art series
  • Short film series from 7:30pm - 8:30pm


Young Collectors' Ice Cream Social || Friday 11.2 || 7pm - 10pm

  • Unlimited organic ice cream, courtesy of Union Market vendor Trickling Springs Creamery
  • Local DC DJ set (TBA)
  • ARTstagram challenge w/ $500 art spree grand prize


Collectors' Breakfast Reception || Saturday 11.3 || 10am - 12pm

  • Decadent breakfast spread by Union Market vendors
  • Morning cocktails
  • A private look at the entire fair with over 2,500 artworks


Ties Not Required / Young Professional Art Mixer || Saturday 11.3 || 7pm - 10pm

  • Craft beer tasting w/ local DC brewery
  • Live music
  • Mingle with fellow DC young professionals amongst 2,500+ works of art



Private Tours*

  • Thursday 11.1 || 2pm - 3pm || ASL guided tour of Superfine! DC for hearing impaired art-lovers, with fair co-director + artist James Miille
  • Friday 11.2 || 1pm - 2pm || Foto Kaip-Sool guided tour
  • Saturday 11.3 || 1pm - 2pm || DC artists + galleries guided tour
  • Sunday 11.4 || 1pm - 2pm || Heartlandia guided tour



Panel Discussions

  • Friday 11.2 || 6pm - 7pm || "Art Over Avocado Toast: How to Build a Collection on a Budget"
  • Saturday 11.3 || 2pm - 3pm || "The Art District"
  • Sunday 11.4 || 2pm - 3pm || "Who Runs The (Art) World: Girls!"


Private collectors' receptions and tours are available before fair hours each day. Please email collect@superfine.world for more information.



It's all about the art. Here are some can't-miss Superfine! DC exhibitions:


HEARTLANDIA

  • Led by BoxHeart Gallery, a curated exhibition of new contemporary art from across the country
  • Focus on off-the-beaten-path artists and galleries from outside well-trodden art hubs


FOTO KAIP-SOOL 2018

  • Politically-charged photo time capsule of the here and now
  • Works dealing with gender expression, LGBTQ+ topics, and global socio-political issues
  • Highlights include Ashley G Garner's "36-24-36" body positive project, Alexandra Arroyo's photo chronicle of the Women's March, and James Miille's "Secrets of Suburbia" series on the dark side of the American middle class through an LGBTQ+ lens


CENTER STAGE

  • Nationwide and global galleries showcasing the freshest trends in contemporary art, including European Design + Art's survey of Belgian and French pop artists, Memphis' Art Village Gallery which focuses entirely on African American artists, and a street art-fueled presentation from Richmond's glave kocen gallery


ARTIST PAVILIONS / ELEVATE + EMERGE

  • Meet the artists face-to-face and learn about their work, inspiration, and process in person, direct from the source
  • Artwork from the DC area's most beloved and boundary-pushing artists including Sarah Jane Jamison (Washington City Paper's top visual artist of 2018), Noel Kassewitz' climate change-fueled constructs, and Arlington artist Scott Hutchison's surreal paintings
  • Global artists from other Superfine! cities including master of the visual trick Aliguori (Miami), as well as global artists including pop surrealist Bruce McGowan (Montreal)


Don't see your favorite artist or gallery yet? Fret not, Superfine! DC's complete exhibitor list will be released in September 2018.


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