Top art trends from Armory Arts Week 2012 (photos)

Art lovers flock to New York City every March for Armory Arts Week, an annual event that showcases the work of emerging and established artists. Consisting of a dozen art fairs, each with its own mission, Armory Arts Week can be overwhelming for a first-time visitor.

We spent the weekend hopping from one show to the next and have identified a few key themes for our readers. Follow the links below for details on the latest art-world trends.

>> What did you think of this year’s Armory Arts Week? Share your opinion by leaving a comment below!

Fountain Art Fair_Station 16 street art mural 02

#1: Street artists rule

Click here for full story: PHOTOS: Street artists dominate the Fountain Art Fair

Fountain Art Fair_American flag by Rob Servo

#2: American flag art is going strong

Click here for full story: PHOTOS: American flag art at Armory Arts Week 2012

Volta NY Art Show_Sheila Gallagher plastic paintings 03

#3: The line between art and trash is blurring

Click here for full story: PHOTOS: Art or tchotchkes? Armory artwork created from recycled materials

Fountain Art Fair_Michael X Rose nazi zombie art

#4: Zombies are invading the art world

Click here for full story: PHOTOS: Zombie art invades Armory Arts Week in New York City!

Fountain Art Fair_Sarah Trouche blue stars

#5: Artists want you to stomp on their work

Click here for full story: PHOTOS: Walkable art at Armory Arts Week in New York City

About Armory Arts Week

The main attraction, the Armory Show, features the most established artists and galleries; the Volta NY Show is a bit more intimate but still the domain or art world insiders; the Fountain Art Fair is fun and funky, attracting unpretentious street artists and other emerging talent; the PooL Show‘s hotel setting lets visitors get up close and personal with artists; and newcomer the Spring/Break Art Show is getting raves from artists and critics alike.

What do you think of Armory Arts Week 2012?

Share your opinion by leaving a comment below!

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I'm a New Yorker with a passion for travel and art. I founded DowntownTraveler.com after returning from a year-long backpacking trip around the world. Find me on Twitter at @leslietravel.