NYC day 1, part 2

Lucky for me, Dargelos is just a ten minute’s walk to DUMBO which seems to be a huge creative hub of Brooklyn. With Etsy headquarters, Studiomates, and a slew of other a-list design studios within blocks of each other, I found a bench and wondered how long it would take before I spotted anyone I follow on Twitter. Turns out not long, because Tuesday Bassen pulled up in her little car and whisked us away to Cobble Hill where we lunched at Farmacy & Soda Fountain. After that we hopped on the train to Manhattan to take in the trip’s the main event: Chad’s tour at the Affordable Art Fair.

Unlike the massive corporate art fairs I’ve attended in the past, the Affordable Art Fair is relatively small and focuses on up-and-coming artists. As Tuesday and I rushed into the event, harried from our commute, there was Kate Singleton of Art Hound (whom you’ve seen around these parts helping with the BitBlogger series), and a Chicago pal too: photographer Ben Speckmann! I definitely had one of those worlds collide moments when, for one short spell, everything is all together in one place. Chad took us around and we all nerded out big time. I can easily talk at length about all manner of arts, so you can imagine how thrilled I was that the present company was as into it as I was.

I may be a tad biased, but I found Art Dossier’s artists (Chad among them) to be the most memorable of the fair. Their whole booth was very cohesive, the color, the various styles all just sang so well together. Mad props to the Art Dossier girls for the sophisticated curation.

Tuesday & I tripping out over Matthew Cook’s drawings with 3D glasses on.

The tour itself, well, that’s Chad’s shebang and will be posted on The Post Family soon. Up next for me tomorrow: grand NYC finale!

{Images: 1. Sean Alexander / 2. Jason Koxvold / 3. Chad Kouri / 4. Sean Alexander / 5. Lauren Bahr / 6. Matthew Cook}

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