Top 10 Reasons to Visit The Other Art Fair in Dallas

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Since 2011, The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art has been nurturing its artist-led event for over 70 editions across the globe, serving visitors with surreal experiences and accessible art. The upcoming edition in Dallas, taking place October 5 to 8, will dazzle and delight with a unique lineup of surprising and colorful features. Advance tickets are available for a limited time and start at $18 for weekend admission.

Here are the top 10 reasons why people are talking about this event:

10. You can have your photograph taken by a Grey’s Anatomy actor-turned-artist. It’s time to unleash your inner animal as the fair welcomes photographer Charles Michael Davis as its Guest Artist. Each solo photo session will result in one unmasked and one animal-masked action shot, directed and shot by Davis himself.

9. Get a personalized haiku based on any word or phrase you offer the in-house poet.

8. Get poked! The stick-and-poke trend you’ve been seeing pop up in Dallas? You can get your very own work of art by the skilled and professional tattoo artists from Poetic Pokes (booking on a first-come-first-served basis).

7. A play on the “take what you need” bulletin, an all-new installation titled “The Karmacy” invites you to choose a bottle that contains what you need the most and allows the well-wishes of a “karmacist” to work its magic.

6. Peruse art after drinks are poured. The bar inside the fair offers a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy while you browse.

5. All artworks are affordably priced! The Other Art Fair proudly offers curated collections of originals under $500.

4. Check out the New Futures winners! Art should never be elite. The Other Art Fair’s New Futures program is part of its continued mission to break down traditional barriers of the contemporary art world by giving prizes to talented, often underrepresented, emerging artists.

3. Become the artist by grabbing a friend and participating in one of the on-site workshops. This edition, the fair is offering sessions on sign lettering and watercolor landscapes.

2. Bring your family! Visit the fair on Sunday for a relaxed, creative vibe. Kids can get coloring sheets for your budding artists to share in the fun.

1. Now to the core of what makes The Other Art Fair, well, other. Unlike the usual gallery-led fairs, this event allows you to meet 130 independent artists. Artists who work with paint, clay, photographs, and more will be selling original work for you to take home.

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Susan Whigham, “Purple Passion”

Elizabeth Dyer, “Untitled”

Chrissy Lush, “Untitled (record player)”

Quel Hynson, “SHINE”

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