Fulton Art Fair was formed in 1958 for the exhibition,promotion and publication of the fine and performing arts in the City and State of New York, consisting primarily of African American artist and others of the African Diaspora community. In 2018, they celebrated their Legacy with exhibitions in Brooklyn and Harlem. Many now legendary African-Americans, like Jacob Lawrence, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, supported the creation of the organization and its annual historical exhibit held outdoors in Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Fulton Park.
Though promoting a market for the artist in the community was one of our goals, we also wished to broaden the public’s exposure and stimulate awareness of the various disciplines within the arts and its investment potential. It might be said that Fulton Art Fair planted the seed that blossomed into an explosion of the arts in Bedford Stuyvesant. Fulton Art Fair continues to promote fine art, introduce emerging artists and encourage art education in the community. Artists are the storytellers of our culture, community and heritage. In addition to turning Bailey’s backroom into an informal gallery, the Fulton Art Fair artists offer a weekly Figure Drawing Studio that is open to the public. They continue to reach out to young artists encouraging them to join the organization and to keep the Legacy alive for the future.
Visit the website and learn more: https://www.fultonartfair.net