NEW YORK, NY.- Collective Design
today announces that it will shift the fair's 2018 dates from May to early March, aligning with Armory Arts Week in New York City. Collective Design will bring a sophisticated design presence to the week, which hosts art-focused events including The Armory Show, NADA, and Independent Art Fair. The fair also moves to Skylight Clarkson North.
Fair dates will run March 9 to 11, 2018 with an invitation-only VIP Preview on March 8.
"We are always looking for new ways to elevate the experience for our galleries and visitors," says Collective Design founder Steven Learner. "By joining Armory Arts Week in March, we can expand our platform in a larger venue, engage a broader audience of art collectors, and distinguish Collective as the sole design-focused event of the week."
Skylight Clarkson North allows for an exciting new floor planthe space stretches over 70,000 square feet, with soaring ceilings, and abundant natural light. The location also links, via the west side of Manhattan, to an existing chain of fairs including Independent, NADA, Volta, and the Armory Showenabling visitors to easily access all five major Amory Arts Week events.
"We are thrilled that Collective Design has joined the list of fairs and events taking place during Amory Arts Week in March," said Benjamin Genocchio, Executive Director of The Armory Show. "There is a growing sense of optimism and enthusiasm surrounding the week since NADA joined last year, and Collective's recent decision only further enhances this. With over a half-dozen fairs and countless openings and events happening across New York City, Armory Arts Week is the single most important week in New York for anyone interested in art and design."
Prominent collector Beth Rudin DeWoody notes, "I am delighted that the Collective Design fair will be joining Armory Arts Week. Collective brings exceptional design works and sophisticated programmingto a schedule that has historically been very focused on fine art. I always discover something new at Collective and look forward to seeing how this strategic move creates new opportunities for collectors, curators, and the public to experience the best of both art and design."