I boarded SeaFair, the Fine Art Yacht, today to see what a floating luxury art fair would be like, and I was not disappointed. SeaFair is docked in New York City through Monday October, 14th as part of its Fall tour from Greenwich, CT to Miami Beach, FL in early December. The yacht/art fair then continues to dock at ports from Florida to Maine through August 2008. At each stop visitors are invited to board and look at the three decks worth of art and antiques galleries that have set up booths much as they do at traditional art fairs at the Park Avenue Armory, in Palm Beach or in any of the other high-end art fairs across the country. Though on a much smaller scale than some of those other art fairs this fair had a great mix of material including jewelry, antique silver, art deco furniture, carpets, rare books and contemporary paintings. Though I did not forget that I was on a yacht while perusing the fair I enjoyed that aspect of it and found it to be a good venue to looking at some incredible pieces of art. I look forward to boarding again in another port.
Details: www.expoships.com Entry to the fair is by invitation only.