International Caribbean Art Fair – New York City

October 29, 2007

For people in the New York City area or visiting there this week, it might be worthwhile to visit the International Caribbean Art Fair held from November 1st to 4th at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street in New York City. Forty artists and/or gallery owners from all over the Caribbean will be represented at the art fair, including people from Aruba, Jamaica and Cuba. But of course we’re most interested in the art from Haiti, with at least two galleries coming directly from the island’s capital of Port-au-Prince — Galerie Marassa and Galerie Bourbon-Lally, owned by Christiane and Reynald Lally, who have superb taste as well as a button on the most cutting-edge, contemporary art.

With a lecture and workshop component at the art fair, the event promises to educate its visitors, whether they’re collectors, browsers, academics or museum curators. As of Monday afternoon, announcement of details about lectures and workshops hadn’t been announced. Guided art tours are offered daily for $25, a price that includes show admission.

This event is sponsored by the Haitian Art Education and Appraisal Society, a non-profit, professional organization that exists to establish appraisal standards for Haitian artists and to advance the arts through education, archiving, advocacy and scholarship. To learn more about the art fair, telephone the toll free number 1-877-319-6478 or 301/637-4934 or 301/651-6919. If you attend the event and want to let me know how it was, please email me at:

–Candice Russell