In a city as vibrant as New York, there’s no excuse for bare, boring apartment walls—unless you’re doing the minimalist thing. This week a number of art fairs will set up shop, providing the perfect opportunity to browse around for those future adornments or just some inspiration. The big one will be the Frieze Art Fair, bringing the work of over 1,000 artists to Randall’s Island Park. There’s also Select out of Miami (gets points for having a beer garden), NADA filling the enormous space at Basketball City, and the Pool and Outsider Art Fairs dedicated to unrepresented artists. Earlier in the week you can visit Spoonbill and Sugartown’s pop­up bookshop at the Armory, a new addition to The Art Show, to peruse some pieces you can actually afford to take home.

Fri., May 9, noon; Sat., May 10, noon; Sun., May 11, noon; Mon., May 12, noon, 2014