FRidGe is pleased to announce two venues for the Fifty Shades of FRidGe New York Edition #5.
The main venue -- Branded Saloon -- at 603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238, is a mixed country western club in the heart of Brooklyn.
Little NU FRidGe -- at 85 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, is our “pop-up” space this year and will feature small-scale works and site-specific pieces by various artists at Brooklyn’s new and true art hotel the NU Hotel curated by artists Michelle Hill and Susanna Thornton. Little NU FRidGe” builds off FRidGe’s highly praised “A Curated Mini FRidGe” Art Fair which took place at Miami Beach’s elegant and historic Betsy Hotel in Fall 2016 during Art Basel Miami Beach.
FRidGe fun events occur daily and here you will catch some of the world’s most talented acts. Events such as Bingo and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Celebration have been lovingly designed and curated by the main Fair’s host Branded Saloon. FRidGe’s Chief Curator Linda DiGusta has perfected this year’s New York edition of the Fair as a work of art unto itself by using the already themed country western intimate feel of Branded Saloon in a manner that is thought-provoking, fun, emotional and truly ranks Ms. DiGusta as one of the world’s premier curators.
Eric Ginsburg -- artist and FRidGe founder -- is known for his whimsical and emotional paintings of dogs and cats. In the classic annual FRidGe tradition, Ginsburg will be selling paintings of our true best friends. Proceeds from Ginsburg’s work go to BARC (Brooklyn Animal Rescue Collation) and commissions are accepted.
Admission Policy: FRidGe will never turn anyone away for any reason regardless of ability to pay admission. All are welcome.
Fridge Art Fair New York is pleased to partner with the Branded Salon in Prospect Heights/Barclay's Center (A five minute walk from the home of the Brooklyn Nets and Islanders) for its 5th New York Edition, May 3-6, 2017 .
Fair hours are 5 PM -- 2 AM daily, with a VIP vernissage May 3rd from 5 -- 10 PM at 603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn. A Gala benefit for http://www.jacobscolorlink.org is scheduled for May 3, details TBA.
On the heels of a successful partnership with the Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach during Art Basel Week 2016, Fridge Founding Director Eric Ginsburg, a well-known painter of "dogs, cats and other precious creatures" as he calls them brings this edition to a venue in this growing arts and cultural hub, in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Museum, BAM, Prospect Park and Atlantic Plaza. Eric will create a special series of dressed-to-die-for pets for the Fair http://www.worldoferic.com.
Given the rainbow-friendly, noir-meets-Western feel of the venue and the - ahem - edginess of the times in which we find ourselves planning this Fair, we invite artists, collectives and galleries to participate in the theme of "Love and Torture," - as found in politics, romance, and of course, Art. There will be nightly entertainment and visitors are encouraged to dress creatively for candy rewards.
Exhibitors are cordially invited to get more information and apply at http://www.fridgeartfair.com ASAP as the Fair is intimate by design, using the tagline, "Can you fit into the Fridge?"
Applications are free, and as always, our exhibitor costs are nominal compared to other Fairs hence Fridge Art Fair is extremly selective. The 50 Shades of Fridge Selection Comittee to be announced soon consists of members that only FridgeArt Fair could think up and put together.