Hurry, ticket prices go up 25% in…

Forget boring Halloween parties! Spend your favorite weekend discovering and taking home the best work by artists from the District and beyond at DC’s second annual Superfine! Art Fair at Union Market.

Gain up-close-and-personal access to the next superstar artist — and invite them (well, at least their work!) home. Discover art that’ll impress your friends, improve your life, and level up your home design game. From 10.30 to 11.3, each day of the fair brings performance art, live music, and multimedia experiences to compliment the thousands of incredible works on the walls.

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Art with purpose.

Proudly LGBTQ+ owned and operated, Superfine! is committed to the economic empowerment of women, LGBTQ+ artists, artists of color, and all other underrepresented artist communities.

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Halloween night at Superfine! DC 2018

Halloween night at Superfine! DC 2018

Sylva Dean and Me  performance at Superfine! DC 2018

Sylva Dean and Me performance at Superfine! DC 2018

Shh…we broke the rules.

Superfine! took off back in 2015 as an alternative to boring, stuffy art fairs and complicated art world politics. We caught flack from the establishment because we broke down barriers and opened up art collecting to everyone. As it turned out, nobody cared about the art world and its politics.

Our one goal: produce badass, expertly-curated contemporary art fairs where über-talented, diverse global artists meet their new supporters (that’s YOU!) in iconic cities across the US, and beyond. With fairs in NYC, LA, DC, Chicago, Seattle, and SF - we’ve met that goal. Superfine! DC 2019 is an unmissable art summit where you get to meet local District superstars and their worldwide counterparts while adding enviable new works to your growing collection.

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We take local seriously.

 
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“A zero-pretension approach to maximizing the larger fair experience by leaning on the city’s larger cultural vibe and its local personalities.”

— Kurt McVey, Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art (on Superfine! DC)

“A kick in the creative arse of the DMV…one that helps our art footprint.”

— Lenny Campello, local artist and arts blogger

 
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Don’t miss the action.

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The Master Pass - $125 ($100 before 9/15)

Skip the lines. Gain total access to the whole fair from 10/30-11/3 including our private champagne preview, Halloween party, and early-access VIP hours (10am-12pm) each day.

No drink lines: private lounge access throughout all fair hours.

Enjoy four complimentary mixologist created cocktails at any time during the fair, + free champagne on preview night and during all early-access hours.

Invitation to a private, curated meet-the-artists brunch of top notch local noshes on Saturday 11.2.

Buy before 9/15 to receive a limited edition archival print by a mystery artist (???)

300 MASTER PASSES AVAILABLE

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The Sage Pass - $75 ($60 before 9/15)

Come and go as you please during all public hours, plus the Halloween Party on 10/31 (champagne preview and early-access hours excluded).

Enjoy two complimentary mixologist-created cocktails any time, plus two glasses of Warlock’s Punch at the Halloween Party.

You’re a sage: get private early access to the online version of the fair so you can snag your favorite piece first.

500 SAGE PASSES AVAILABLE

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The Art Witch/Wizard - $50 ($40 before 9/15)

Upgrade your typical Halloween experience with performance art, live music, and more treats than tricks on 10.31 for DC’s artiest Halloween party.

Come in costume for a mystery art gift courtesy of a local District artist.

Fuel up, Halloween-style, with two complimentary glasses of Warlock’s Punch.

750 TOTAL AVAILABLE

 

Think art’s not for you?

“Before Superfine!, my wife and I didn't feel like art was accessible to us. I always thought that art was for MFA geeks, really rich people, or just something you'd find at a Home Goods. But after Superfine!, I realized that art is is so much more. Not only can I appreciate the art and artists behind the work, but I can actually make the art a part of my life and home.

I must have fallen in love with every other booth I visited. Superfine! introduced us to a world of art that we didn't know existed.”

- Rafael Landeiro, Superfine! visitor (and collector!)

 
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The Weekend Warrior - $25 ($20 before 9/15)

Access the fair on either Saturday 11/2 or Sunday 11/3.

Imbibe: you get a complimentary craft beer or house wine upon entry.

Meet the 80+ artists + discover great new work for your home.

ONLY 1,000 EARLY BIRD AVAILABLE

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The Day Tripper - $15 ($12 before 9/15)

Access the fair on either Thursday 10/31 (before 7pm) or Friday 11/1 (between 12pm and 10pm).

Drink up: each Day Tripper gets a complimentary craft beer or house wine upon entry.

Meet the 80+ artists and discover great new work for your home.


Last year’s Superfine! DC was an amazing, intimate art experience that more than 4,000 District dwellers got the chance to share in.

This year’s fair will be even better with:

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40% more local and global artists for an even better look at the top talent of the District and beyond

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more programming (including the first-ever Superfine! X experiential art survey across DC)

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enviable mixology, film, and multimedia art programs that draw on DC’s finest and freshest artists + creatives


 
 

We expect more than double the art lovers this year and all premium ticket types will be capped in advance, so don’t sleep on yours!

Bring your friends. Build your cultural capital.
Most importantly:
never worry about empty walls again.

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Remember, all tickets increase in price by 25% after 9/15, and not all ticket types will be available at the door.

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Some more global love from our friends in the press:

 
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“Affordable and unintimidating!

When Superfine appeared three years ago chanting that mantra, it created an art world shockwave.”

 
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“A reaction to the inflated prices…on the high end of the ‘insular’ art market”

 
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"The art-world antidote to 'the bloated, over-sized art fair model'."


Things you want to know (FAQ)

Can I get tickets at the door?

Same-day Day Tripper + Weekend Warrior passes will be available at the door for $20 (weekdays) and $30 (weekend). However: Master Pass, Sage Pass, and Halloween Party tickets must be purchased online, are limited in quantity, and will sell out.

Will the artists be there?

The artist is present! 80% of our Superfine! DC booths will be helmed by the artists themselves: a diverse group of friendly, effusive folks who are excited to share their creative passion with you. Our remaining booths are staffed by the utmost professional and knowledgeable art galleries from the DMV and around the world, committed to bringing the absolute best new contemporary artwork to the walls of Superfine! DC at attainable price points.

What’s the price range of the art?

Accessibility is the founding principle of all Superfine! fairs. More than 60% of the work available ranges from $100 to $1000, and with an absolute cap of $15,000 per work, the remaining 40% tends to fall between $1,000 and $5,000.

How will I know if I can afford a piece?

You’re in luck: transparency is the other founding principle of Superfine! Every single work has a price + info tag, and they’re all clearly located adjacent to the piece. Let the artists tell you about their process, not the price.

Can I bring my kids?

Of course! Children under 10 are free, and children from 10 to 17 receive a 50% off ticket. Do please note that Superfine! is a contemporary art exhibition and as such nudity and provocative subject matter may be present (we think it helps young minds grow!) We also offer complimentary stroller check if needed.

Where do I park?

Union Market has two nearby parking lots but with close to 10,000 visitors, those will get full pretty quickly. We highly recommend using a car service like Uber or Lyft to reach Superfine! DC (also better choice if you have a cocktail or two!) or go fully green and take Capital Bikeshare (there’s a dock at Union Market right next to the fair’s entrance.)

Is the venue ADA compliant?

Yes! Superfine! DC is ADA accessible. If you need any assistance upon arrival, simply speak with a Superfine! representative.

I’m a student, can I get a discount?

Students of any age with student ID can access a special $10 day pass on either weekdays or weekends (no drink included). Student tickets are only available at the door.

 
 

 
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DC 2019

Dock 5 at Union Market || 10.30-11.3, 2019 || See below for full schedule and fair hours


Fair Schedule

 
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General Admission
Thu. 10.31 | 12pm - 6pm
Fri. 11.1 | 12pm - 10pm
Sat. 11.2 | 12pm - 10pm
Sun. 11.3 | 12pm - 8pm

 
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Private Champagne Preview
Wed. 10.30 | 8pm-11pm

Private Artist Brunch
Sat. 11.2 | Time TBA

Early-Access VIP Hours
Thu. 10.31 - Sun. 11.3 | 10am-12pm

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DC’s Artiest Halloween Party
Thu. 10.31 | 7pm-11pm
Come in costume for a free gift!

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Panels + Conversations
TBA fall 2019

Film @ Superfine!
TBA fall 2019

Full program release fall 2019, stay tuned for more!