Art Off The Main: Bringing the Outside In

Art Off The Main: Bringing the Outside In

Innovative Art Fair Showcases Contemporary African, Caribbean & Latin American Art

New York, NY, May 16, 2008… For four exciting days, October 2-5, Art Off The Main: The African, Caribbean and Latin American Art Fair returns to New York City’s landmark Metropolitan Pavilion, 110 West 19th Street. Now in its 5th year, this acclaimed annual exposition provides curators, seasoned collectors and novices the opportunity to view and collect paintings, sculpture, photography and original prints by established and emerging artists from over 20 countries.

Despite New York City being one of the world’s major art centers and home to numerous art fairs each year, until Art Off the Main, fine art from these regions was difficult to find at a New York art fair. According to Loris Crawford, the show’s executive producer, “Art Off the Main fills an important niche in the art fair market. While there has been a recent surge in gallery and museum shows featuring contemporary African, Caribbean and Latin American art, and record auction values in the world’s art capitals, the works of art produced by these artists are still underrepresented in the United States; Art Off The Main provides a much-needed annual platform for exposure”.

Art Off the Main opens with Paint It Pink , a benefit reception, on Thursday, October 2, 6pm -10pm. Paint It Pink raises awareness of the issue of breast cancer and young women of color-a major public health issue in the United States; ticket sales benefit the diversity program of Young Survival Coalition, a community of young breast cancer survivors seeking to educate the public, and the medical, research and legislative communities on the issue of breast cancer in women 40 years old and under.

Friday, October 2nd to Sunday, October 5th are general admission days. The cost of admission to the Opening Night Gala is $50 and $17 for general admission. For additional information, contact Crawford Billings Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 1659, New York, NY 10276; 646-438-9958 or visit

Region: All
Venue: Metropolitan Pavilion North
Venue Address: 110 West 19ths Street, New York, NY 10011
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Available
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Name: Loris Crawford
Phone: 646-438-9958