The Other Art Fair debuts in Dallas this September. Photo by Phoebe Powell
The Other Art Fair included immersive experiences and workshops. (Photo by Lydia Lee)
The event will feature over 40 local artists and more from around the globe. Photo by Phoebe Powell
A brand new kind of art fair is making its Texas debut in Dallas this September. The Other Art Fair is a leading independent artist showcase, which will allow guests to discover more than 120 emerging artists from Dallas and beyond.
Taking place from September 19 through September 22 at Dallas Market Hall, this fair is something that art lovers will want to have on their radar.
Ryan Stanier founded the event in London in 2011. He wanted to bridge the gap between an audience eager to discover new art and the artists struggling to gain exposure. The Other Art Fair has since expanded into six other cities, including Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Chicago, Sydney, Melbourne and now Dallas.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate Dallas’ vibrant, rich array of local artistic talent,” Stanier says. “Our main goal is to support independent artists by providing a platform for new art collectors to begin their collections and seasoned collectors to discover the best up-and-coming artists in the early stages of their careers.”
Produced by Saatchi Art, Dallas makes sense as the next destination for the fair, as it is the online art gallery’s third-largest U.S. market. The fair’s process is still selective, as a Selection Committee handpicks the works that will be shown. This year’s exhibitors were chosen by Hannah Fagadau of 12.26, Frankie Garcia III (founder of FGIII Fine Arts Productions), Jennifer Klos of Collector House, Galleri Urbane’s Ree Willaford, Michael Wyatt (Full City Rooster Coffee Roasting Studio), and Rebecca Wilson from Saatchi Art.
Emerging artists at this year’s fair include more 40 local names, including Ben Fluno, Daniela Pasqualini and Kelly Aldridge. There are Fort Worth artists as well, including Jennifer Henderson and Lee Albert Hill. Austin artists are coming in as well. And beyond that, there are artists from all over, showcasing their art from as far as London, Venice and Ecuador.
A ticket to the weekend event includes access to 120 independent artists and their works (with art prices starting at $150), creative workshops, live DJ sets, live art activations and a full bar. Daily tickets start at $15 and there’s also an option for an early, Private View ticket for Thursday. The fair is also partnering with Bombay Sapphire, which will provide fairgoers with complimentary craft gin cocktails.
The idea is everyone is welcome at The Other Art Fair, whether they’re a seasoned collector, gallery owner, art lover, or complete newbie to the world.