CAF App – Chester Arts Fair


Art Meets Technology

Fine Art will meet technology this November as the Chester Arts Fair pioneers the industry’s latest art technology.

Working with ActivCanvas, the Chester Arts Fair App promises to delight art buyers at the Fair, enabling visitors to access more information about any artwork through ActivScanning. The app’s powerful visual recognition technology recognises the artwork and brings it to life, showing you hidden information about that piece using augmented reality video and also allows you to see other artwork by that artist.



It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the volume of artwork on display and forget or lose track of your favourite works.  Using the shortlisting feature, this time around you can easily save your favourite artwork for later.

Mobile Purchasing

You can purchase artwork directly through the app, either before, during or even after the Fair. The app is safe and secure.

Artist Portfolio

When you see an exhibitor you like, through ActivScan you will be able to see their full portfolio of artwork – even pieces that aren’t at the Fair on display.

Push Notifications

Through the app, we are able to send messages directly to your mobile to notify you about artists at the Fair and inform you about activities going on including live demonstrations and talks, artist workshops and guided tours.

Social Sharing

Share your favourite artwork at the Fair with friends and family through the power of social media. Tweet your favourite artwork using the #CAF17 and you could win some exciting prizes throughout the weekend.

And… It’s Free!

The app is free to download and is available for iOS and Android. You can download the app now and see first hand the artwork available at Chester Art Fair from 18-20 November.


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