About - Chester Arts Fair

About

Chester Arts Fair 2017

The UK's Leading Artist Arts Fair

Welcome to the Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair, a leading annual art event taking place from 15-17 November at Chester Racecourse.

Since the art fair first opened in 2012, it has grown considerably. It now attracts over 100 UK & international artists exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photography, illustration, glassware, digital art, ceramics and much more. Chester Arts Fair welcomes thousands of visitors throughout the weekend with a passion for art, from serious collectors to those investing in their first piece of original art. 

An Iconic Setting

Chester Arts Fair takes place in one of the cities most iconic locations, Chester Racecourse.

Located within the centre of the city, there is easy access to the art fair by foot, car or train.  Free parking is available to both exhibitors and visitors throughout the weekend.

The art fair is spread over three floors of the County Stand where visitors will find exhibiting artists, a range of workshops, demonstrations, talks, children’s activities and a cafe. Additionally, there are several exhibitions including the Art in Education exhibition and the Visual Art Open exhibition.

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A Flourishing Art Scene

Chester Arts Fair has a well-established collector base and has become a key cultural event within the North West.

Chester is a culturally dynamic destination presenting the very best visual arts. There are several public institutions, private collections, and leading commercial galleries throughout the city. Each year the art fair brings together a range of leading artists allowing visitors to engage with them directly. 

A Wide Variety of Visual Arts

Chester Arts Fair brings together both current artists as well as several highly regarded artists from over the last century. Previous exhibitions include Damien Hirst, LS Lowry, and Gormley.  

The art fair has some of the most exciting contemporary artwork found in modern society. The Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair has something for everyone, no two years of the art fair are the same. Find out more about the history of the fair here.

Chester Arts Fair Artwork Collections sculpture, visual arts

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