Young Folk to Host Outsider Art Fair After-Party, 5/8

Young Folk to Host Outsider Art Fair After-Party, 5/8

Young Folk, the official young supporters of the American Folk Art Museum, will host the After-Party of the Outsider Art Fair Opening night on May 8 on the rooftop of Center 548 (the former home of the Dia Art Foundation), 548 West 22nd Street, New York, New York 10011.

From 6-9PM, After-Party guests, collectors and museum supporters will be granted first access to the Outsider Art Fair during the "Vernissage" preview. From 9-11PM, guests will move to the tented rooftop for the After-Party, a celebration under the stars with a view of downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River. The After-Party will feature specialty cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music by DJ Vikas Sapra.

Now in its 22nd year, Outsider Art Fair continues to be the world's foremost annual show of Outsider, Self-Taught and Folk Art. "For anyone who has been paying attention to what's going on in the art world, the Outsider Art Fair is a must-see event, says Andrew Edlin, CEO of Wide Open Arts which took over the ownership of the fair last season and this year moved it from winter to spring. With a total of 48 exhibitors from around the globe, this year's fair features artists from countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, New Zealand, Haiti, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy and Brazil.

The Host Committee includes Donnamarie Baptista, Fiona Bora, Caitlin Byrnes, Emily Christensen, Sarah Christian & Jason Vartikar, Annie Cook, Beryl Crofton-Atkins, The Dong Family, Maria Fillas, Audrey Gelman, Gabe Greenberg, Alden Hawkins, Christopher Latos, Samuel Leeds, Rachel Libeskind & Adam Aarnow, Kristina Lopez, Mariette Moore, Emily Romeyn, Patti Ruiz-Healy, Arielle Patrick, Elsa Plaff, Ford Phillips, Shelley Pressman, Lucy Sykes & Euan Reille, Scotlan Ryan, Sophia Schneider, Abigail Stone, Lindsay Torpey-Cross, Jane Lily Warren & Olivia Wheat.

The dynamic and engaging group Young Folk sponsors the most creative and well-attended events in the city. Tickets for the event are: Underwriter Table $2,500 (6 tickets); Patron Table, $1,000 (6 tickets); Sponsor Ticket, $250; After-Party Ticket, $125 and Young Folk Membership, $100 + After-Party ticket + $50 Member price. For tickets visit:

For more information about Outsider Art Fair, go to For more information about Young Folk, visit or call 212.265.1040, ext. 346.

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