The 49th Art Fair Brings Dreams to Life

The Art Fair, held every November at the American School Foundation, is one of most anticipated events each year at ASF. Every year, the Parent Association organizes the Art Fair as a great community-building event and the main fundraiser to support the Endowment Fund for Financial Aid, as well as the many activities throughout the year for our community.

The 49th Art Fair with the theme “DREAMS” offered:

  • Over 100 emerging and professional artists selling their art around our beautiful gardens.

  • Featured work by two important Mexican galleries; Traeger & Pinto Arte Contemporaneo and NM Arte Contemporaneo.

  • Art Exhibit created by our K-12 and IB Arts Program Students.

  • Performing Arts presentations by our K-12 Students.

  • “Hands on Art” Art workshops for children with a hands-on experience.

  • Food Court presented by the Upper School Student Clubs and some renowned restaurants.

Along with the above, the 49th edition of this traditional event featured work by IB Visual Arts student, Thalasa Kariya, who was selected as the Artist of the Year. During her two years in the IB Visual Arts course, Kariya persistently demonstrated a work ethic that was unmatched. She would obsess over the technical application of her skills, seeking to constantly improve them and was never fully satisfied. This drive for improvement was parallel to her growth of ideas and critical understanding of the world. While Kariya obsessed over her skills, Obsession became the central theme to her works, as she introspectively reflected on her own obsessions.

The 49th annual Art Fair offered an impressive range of artistic works, complemented by carefully curated exhibitions, workshops for children, a food court and music performances by our students. It remains a leading event within our community, opening doors for ASF students and alumni within the Arts, and bringing families and friends together for a colorful morning amidst our gardens.