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Thanks to April showers, New York is bursting with an abundance of cherry blossoms and large scale art fairs in May. Read below for a shortlist of “must see” exhibitions that are blooming all over town. Ready, Set, Grow!

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Salon Zürcher May 2 – 8 | Galerie Zürcher, NYC
The 13th Edition of SALON ZÜRCHER, NY seeks to represent an emerging art world inside and outside of New York City. Between their two galleries, Zürcher Paris / New York has hosted 12 mini art fairs, which have been major successes and garnered very positive media attention. Salon Zürcher, NY offers visitors an intimate alternative to the large-scale, superstore style fairs during Frieze in New York. The salon will function as an accessible yet impressive, small but representative art fair, this year showcasing 6 galleries including galleries from Brussels, Paris, and New York.

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Art New York | CONTEXT New York May 3 – 8  | Pier 94, NYC
Art Miami, the preeminent producer of leading international contemporary and modern art fairs, presents Art New York for its second year and the debut of CONTEXT New York this spring.  The two highly-anticipated events will showcase artwork from more than 150 galleries representing nearly 1,200 artists from 50 countries.

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Flux Art Fair
 May 3 – 31 | Various locations throughout Harlem, NYC
FLUX presents all Public Art Projects in various locations throughout Harlem’s parks and boulevards. The only contemporary art fair mounted in the neighborhood, FLUX Public Art Projects embodies Harlem’s creative spirit and cultural significance by bringing together original works by over 40 innovative artists – over 50 percent of whom are women. FLUX Public Art Projects is presented in collaboration with NYC Parks, NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program and Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.

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Collective Design
 May 4- 8 | Skylight Clarkson Sq, NYC
The Collective Design fair is a commercial and educational platform featuring thoughtfully selected works from an international roster of established and emerging galleries. The fair has leveraged the city’s energy to become a vital part of New York’s cultural calendar, cultivating a spirit of discovery that appeals to both avid patrons and those new to collecting design.

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Portal
 May 4 – 10, Federal Hall National Memorial, NYC
Following the success of the Governors Island Art Fair, 4heads, the artist-run nonprofit behind the event, is launching a new art fair called Portal. Presenting approximately 40 participants, the fair is closely aligned to 4head’s mission to provide a platform for emerging artists in historically significant landmarks across New York.The differentiating factor of Portal is that there are no galleries, dealers, or selection committees involved in the vetting process, effectively cutting out the middle man and putting the focus on the artists.

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Frieze New York
 May 5 – 8 | Randall’s Island Park, NYC
Frieze New York offers the opportunity to encounter an exceptional quality and range of artwork, featuring the world’s most exciting emerging talents together with iconic names in modern and contemporary art. Independent curators have specially advised on sections Focus, Frame and Spotlight to encourage discovery and connoisseurship. Visitors can also experience a dynamic series of talks, new artist commissions and the city’s most talked about restaurants – all in a bespoke structure, designed for the experience of art and overlooking the East River in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan.

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NADA New York May 5 – 8, Basketball City, NYC
Now in its 5th edition, NADA New York is dedicated to showcasing new art and to celebrating the rising talents from around the globe. NADA’s non-profit model has always been a flexible and adaptable one, which continues to respond to the needs of its exhibitors and the art world at large by creatively reinventing the experience and presentation of art in a fair environment.

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1:54 New York
 May 6 – 8 | Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

1:54 is a platform for galleries, artists, curators, art centers and museums involved in African and Africa related projects and aims to promote art by established and emerging talents amongst an international audience. 1:54 New York 2016 will showcase 17 exhibitors, presenting over 60 African and African diasporan artists at Pioneer Works, an outstanding industrial building in the vibrant and creative neighborhood of Brooklyn dedicated to the nurturing and showcasing of art.