Artful invites you for a weekend at the center of the contemporary art world—experience NYC as the experts do. Dive deep into the past, present, and future of the city which has been, since WWII, considered the heart of the contemporary art world, and fast-forward your understanding of contemporary art and what is happening right now.
Our full NYC Jaunt is priced at $4,200 per person and includes all transportation, lodging, and meals during your trip. Our trips do not include flights to or from your destination.
We're excited to announce that our upcoming New York City jaunt is now also available to single-day attendees. For the first time, this new option allows guests to attend individual days of our multiple-day contemporary art experiences that are coupled with fine dining.
Choose between two experiences: Connoisseur (our premier level of experience, which offers exposure to top collectors and artists) or our Discover option (our introductory-level experience appealing to emerging collectors). As always, our intimate groups are limited to only fourteen people, and days will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Connoisseur // Friday, October 8th
Artful invites you to visit the Tribeca home of Bernard Lumpkin, an internationally-renowned collector who supports emerging artists and focuses on works exploring Black identity. Afterward, we'll travel to the Brooklyn studio of Diana Al-Hadid, a critically-acclaimed Syrian-American artist known for ethereal large-scale sculptures that blend architecture and figuration. We will be joined for lunch by Adam Sheffer, Senior Sales Director at Lisson Gallery and former president of the Art Dealers Association of America, to speak about the current state and future of the art ecosystem. Enjoy dinner at Crown Shy, which earned Chef James Kent and his team a Michelin star just seven months after opening. Drawing upon the city's diverse cuisine, Chef Kent serves eclectic dishes inspired by his childhood growing up in downtown Manhattan.
Day One: $1,250 per person including transportation, lunch, and dinner. Daily pricing does not include lodging.
Discover // Saturday, October 9th
Join us to visit our highly-curated selection of the most-discussed shows at top galleries in downtown New York City. We'll transport you from the Lower East Side to Tribeca to Chelsea, and allow you to be in direct conversation with local artists and influential gallery directors. During this time, you'll learn — from our expert Artful Educator and members of Artful's curatorial team — about current art market trends, such as NFTs, artists to watch, and the best resources and tools to use when building your collection. Alexander Wolf, Director at Gagosian, will join us for lunch to lead an incisive discussion on the upcoming art season with a special focus on navigating buying art online. We'll have dinner at Portale, whose chef, Alfred Portale, defined New American cuisine during his thirty-five-year tenure at the Gotham Bar and Grill.
Day Two: $900 per person including all transportation, lunch, and dinner. Daily pricing does not include lodging.