VOLTA returns to New York City this spring featuring presentations from over 50 galleries. The fair takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion from Wednesday, May 17 to Sunday, May 21. VOLTA is a contemporary art fair dedicated to creating an environment for art collectors to discover the art of now, connect with galleries and grow their collection.

Volta contemporary art fair
VOLTA New York. Photography courtesy of Ramsay Fairs.

VOLTA New York 2023 edition presents forward-thinking curations that hold a unique and international artistic dialogue. The fair will feature:

  • Exhibitors hail from over 18 countries. With representation from cities including Abidjan, Asheville, Beirut, Busan, Dublin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Marbella, Mexico City, New York, Perugia, Tel Aviv, The Hague, Toronto, and Zurich, the fair brings together galleries both within and well beyond the traditionally defined art market capitals.

  • 14 galleries will exhibit solo presentations at the fair. These focused spotlights allow VOLTA’s audience to discover a broader scope of an artist’s body of work, connect with dealers who have a focused dialogue, and collect in a considered space.

  • New VOLTA New York exhibitors include Tufenkian Fine Arts, California, CUT Art from Riga in Latvia and Gallery Bhak, South Korea.

  • Returning exhibitors include Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Charlie Smith London and i le gallery, among others.

Volta Art Fair
VOLTA New York. Photography courtesy of Ramsay Fairs.

Fair Schedule

Wednesday May 17 | 5pm – 9pm

Thursday May 18 | 12pm – 9pm 

Friday May 19 | 12pm – 8pm 

Saturday May 20 | 12pm – 8pm 

Sunday May 21 | 12pm – 5pm

Volta New York
VOLTA New York. Photography courtesy of Ramsay Fairs.

Program Highlights

Wednesday May 17, 5-9pm | VOLTA Private View:

Invitation Only: 5 - 7PM

Public: 7 - 9PM

Offers Guests of Honor and VIPs an exclusive first-look at the fair’s artwork offerings.

Thursday May 18, 7-9pm | VOLTA x Fashion Fights Cancer:

The New York edition of VOLTA celebrates an exciting new partnership, welcoming Fashion Fights Cancer as the fair’s official 2023 non-profit partner. The cocktail reception offers guests the opportunity to explore the fair amidst a lively environment with music and beverages in support of a charitable cause.

Friday May 19, 6-8pm | VOLTA Late:

Our Friday evening reception welcomes young art collectors and VIPs to visit the fair with complimentary drinks by New Belgium Beer.


Alicia Puig has been a contributing writer for Create! Magazine since 2017.