Contemporary Art Fairs - Surrey
Sandown Park, Surrey.
Private View Friday 23rd February 2018 6pm-9pm
Saturday 24th February 10am-6pm
Sunday 25th February 10am-5pm
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One of the most successful art events in the national calendar is coming to Surrey. Contemporary Arts Fairs, who have put on successful art fairs in Windsor and Reading for over a decade, are bringing their popular event to Sandown Park Racecourse, 23rd-25th February 2018.
Renowned for their informal, friendly and welcoming atmosphere, these art fairs have become known as events that both experienced and new art collectors feel very much at home in. Contemporary Arts Fairs have a well-earned reputation for helping match art lovers and artists over 13 years in Windsor and Reading, and now they are going to become a part of the essential calendar dates in Surrey.
“We are passionate about art and artists, and have worked very hard for over a decade to bring real art to real people. It is one of our dreams to expand the opportunities for both art lovers and artists, and this feels right.” Says Deborah James, fair director, “we are very excited to bring this to Surrey”.
There are over 160 artists, established favourites, galleries, emerging stars, and selected new talent, both national and European. There is a wide range of styles and media, from glass to sculpture to photography, from textural abstract to realism, from fields of flowers to architectural constructs, from the extraordinary in the ordinary to the avant garde.
With a Private View evening, there is a chance to enjoy fine art, live music and fine wine, with room to engage with other art enthusiasts, relax and enjoy the fashion on show - a real social event in the calendar.
Or drop in any time over the weekend to a fair full of great contemporary art, by living artists, at affordable prices, in an accessible venue outside London. Enjoy the chance to speak with their artists one-to-one, for a unique insight and experience of art you are going to love to live with.
These events are known for being inclusive and participatory. There are live demonstrations by exhibiting artists, where you can pick up inspiration and get an understanding of how they create their individual style. There is an interactive art corner with artist-led workshops to try your hand, and discover your talent.
The art fairs, and their community of artists, support the Princes Trust with unique, collectable, small canvases, donated by the artists, which have raised more than £50,000 to date. All this, while being successful for their artists, and a truly great day out and an exciting shopping experience for you, the visitor.
You could enjoy the thrill of discovering a future star, or commission an artist to create a unique piece for you. You could become part of the community that forms around an artist, or enjoy the philanthropy of supporting an artist. You could invest in a work, or enjoy the social status of a conversation piece. Or, you could simply fall in love, and go home with a something that is forever a part of your story.
“There is nothing like speaking with the artists, setting your heart on a piece, going through the thrill in the pit of your stomach as you commit, and taking that baby home” said a visitor to Contemporary Art Fairs Windsor, “the art work means so much more for the whole experience that goes with it.”
Whether you know what you are looking for or are browsing for inspiration, there is simply no substitute for walking the aisles and taking in all the art. With a winning mix of truly great art across a wide range of tastes and styles, an interactive art space, wine and our fairs are a one-stop event for all-day viewing of art from around the globe. The Contemporary Art Fair Surrey will be the first time most of these artists have been on your doorstep.