Affordableartfair 102312

Affordable Art Fair Reviews

Seattle Center - Exhibition Hall (Seattle, WA)

Reviews & Ratings

28 ratings
3.4 average rating
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6 events
6 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

This art fair was ridiculous, in that there wasn't much of interest to justify the admission fee, and the prices were NOT affordable. We were there late Saturday afternoon before several events at Seattle Center, and there were very few people...continued

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10 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

This event was enjoyable and offered an excellent selection of art by a number of talented artists. I believe if this art fair becomes an annual event, it should be renamed and drop the word affordable from the title.

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 07 2013

We really enjoyed the selection of art and atmosphere. It was nice to have 50 galleries showing the works they were most proud of. Pricing was also reasonable as well with some expensive work but appropriately so.

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124 events
45 reviews
-8 stars
attended Nov 09 2012

Turns out affordable is a subjective term! Was expecting it to be more emerging art pieces valued at $100-$500 given the description. But found it to be heavier slanted in the $3500-$8000 range.

That said, it was well organized and the people...continued

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58 events
24 reviews
20 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

Not sure who could afford the art displayed. Certainly not me. Wasn't crazy about the art I saw.

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13 events
7 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 09 2012

I was expecting more emerging artist's art at more affordable prices. The work that was very affordable was not very interesting. Most of the art was too commercial and like illustrations for my taste. It was fun to walk around and see so much...continued

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6 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 10 2013

I loved the idea of an "affordable" art fair. And I guess what I should have wondered was..."affordable to whom??" There were lots of items displayed, a small bar and eating area, and no pressure whatsoever to do anything more than have a good...continued

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10 events
5 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 09 2012

The only real plus was that there were no children at this event.

We're certainly glad we didn't pay full price and the Goldstar service fee was a total waste of resources. ("Free" really should be free)

I see more creative works of art...continued

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24 events
4 reviews
14 stars
attended Nov 09 2012

Affordable? By whose standards? The smallest things were considered affordable if the were under $1000. The larger pieces? Forget about it! False advertising!

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6 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 10 2013

Overall I was really inspired by the art. However, as much as I like to normally shop local and support local businesses, if I want to see Seattle artists, i can just visit Seattle galleries on art walks. I went here to see something different,...continued

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11 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

Wasn't quite as affordable as I thought it might be.

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6 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

Art was beautiful and varied. Not "affordable." What you get is like galleries lined up but without the snootiness. Better name might be "accessible" art fair.

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 11 2012

It was so amazing to see so much incredible artwork in one place!

I can hardly wait to do it again next year!

Kari J Young
Artist
www.kariyoung.com

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10 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 09 2013

nice exhibits and good deals on original art work

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 11 2012

This was a nice way to see art and artists in galleries from other cities. We visit art galleries whenever we travel, and find that not all gallery owners/ employees treat/greet us respectfully. With only one exception - we were warmly greeted in...continued

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jon
6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 08 2013

This was a very good event, lots of really good unique art.

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8 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 09 2012

We love art and try to attend majority of art events in town. This one was below our expectations: very few good art pieces were presented, some of art work was really kitschy, definitely overpriced, not too well organized. Admission fee was high...continued

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8 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

Affordable is not what I would call this event for the average person. I expected more diversity and more art.

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 09 2013

Art was FAR from affordable, with most items over a thousand and only a small, small handful under a hundred. Not a great selection either. Save your money and hit Art Walk in Pioneer Square for a better selection of art.

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19 events
1 review
0 stars
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