The 2017 Capital Art Fair will take place at the Holiday Inn-Rosslyn Westpark Hotel in Arlington, VA, on March 25th and 26th. As the successor to the Washington Fine Print Fair and the Washington International Print Fair, the Capital Art Fair is now in its thirty-seventh year of bringing collectible and desirable art to the Washington, DC, area. This year, the fair will present 20 distinguished art dealers from across the United States showing fine prints, drawings and other works on paper ranging from the art of the Old Masters to the work of living artists producing contemporary work in all media. The show has always been very strong in the areas of nineteenth and twentieth century American art, Japanese Prints, and early and modern European prints and drawings. Joining the show for the first time is From Russia With Art, which will exhibit the work of contemporary Russian masters.
Visitors to the fair will find thousands of works on paper from great master prints to cutting edge, contemporary pieces. The original prints, paintings, drawings, and photographs span over 500 years of creative expression, offering an impressive and expansive selection to DC art collectors.
The Capital Art Fair presents an invaluable opportunity, both in access and convenience, to seasoned private collectors and institutions. Those who may never have purchased art before, or are just beginning to collect, will find that much of what is shown at the Fair is very affordable. It is the only art fair in the Washington, DC, area where an extraordinary range of fine art will be available for purchase.
The Fair's exhibitors have had long experience in their fields, and are highly respected by museum curators and collectors. Because The Capital Art Fair is small, and takes place in a comfortable setting, those who attend will find that the exhibitors are relaxed, friendly and open to conversation about the work they offer, and about the interests of visitors. These interactions are often learning experiences for all who participate.