Chic Spotlight: Cincinnati International Art Fair
|The First Annual Cincinnati Fine Art Fair will
take place November 29-December 1.
Cincy Chic: What is the concept behind the Cincinnati International Art Fair?
Mary Ran, President of Mary Ran Gallery LLC: At Mary Ran Gallery, our mission is to bring together our artists and clients. We want to offer an experience that is as brilliant as the pieces we carry in our gallery setting. So for the fine art fair, we wanted to create a place where galleries can attract a new market of artists and collectors. It’s also the place in the Midwest to network with a new and diverse group of fellow artists and those who will be in attendance.
Cincy Chic: When and where will the Cincinnati International Fine Art Fair take place?
Ran: On November 29, we’ll be hosting the Gala Opening Reception from 5-9 p.m. The gala will benefit CET Public Television and includes a dinner, full bar, festive music and a first look at world class, fine art. Those who attend the gala will also receive a complimentary catalog and re-admission to the event throughout the weekend. Tickets for the gala are $150 per person and are available through Mary Ran Gallery or CET. The fair will take place November 29 through December 1. It will be held at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.
Cincy Chic: How much does it cost to attend?
Ran: Tickets for the gala are $150 per person. If you’re just attending the fair itself, tickets are $8 per person and available through Ticketmaster or at the door.
Cincy Chic: Which artists will be participating in the event?
Ran: Participating artists and galleries include: Allison Shepard-Hildebrandt, Barbara Trauth, Evan Hildebrandt, Betsy Molinsky, Bill Taylor, Felix Eboigbe, Charley Harper Studios, Chuck Marshall, Deirdre Dyson, Don Schuster, Cindi Mayti, Gilbert Born, Green Acres Artists Guild, Holly Schapker, Jeff Nieman, Jim Farr, Jimi Jones, Kim Bukang, Lynn Kahle, Mangno Relojo, Margo Gotoff, Mark Downey, Marlene Steele, Mary Louise Holt, Mary Ran Gallery, Megan Triantafillou, Mimi Nieman, Natasha Kinnari, Paul Vollman, Radha Lasjhmi, Raymond Burt, Raymond Gallery at the Framery, Robert Flischel, Rowland-Augur, Roger Hass, Sarah Margaret Gibson, Setsuko LeCroix, Susan Goldman, Suzanne Marie Lambert, Suzanne Mrr Chouteau and Tom Post.
Cincy Chic: What can guests expect at the fine art fair?
Ran The art fair will provide guests with a unique look at the world’s art market. International artists and galleries are participating, making it a must-attend event for those who are art collectors as well as industry professionals.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more or purchase tickets?
Ran: Readers can visit cincyifaf.com to learn more about the event or visit the art fair’s Facebook page. Tickets for the Gala Opening Reception are available through CET while tickets for the event can be found on Ticketmaster or at the door.