Midday Fix: 57th Street Art Fair preview

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57th Street Art Fair
June 1 & 2
June 1 – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
June 2 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Boot Camp at noon and 2:00 p.m. both days
57th Street and Kimbark
Hyde Park

Art Fair Tips:

Attend some of the early season fairs when you’ll see the artists’ best work before it gets bought up by others.

Look at how old the piece is, the size and materials used to create it when you are considering its value

Photos, prints and watercolors tend to be less expensive than oil paintings

Small pieces can make a big statement too — if you buy a small piece you can get creative with matting and framing to create a larger piece.

Take into consideration what you’re buying. There’s a difference between decorative art and fine art. With decorative art, which includes posters and prints, there’s some negotiating room depending on how the customer is purchasing.

Go with your instinct — if you love it and it’s in your price range, buy it.

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