Buy Art Fair

Manchester’s leading art buying event, Buy Art Fair, will return to Spinningfields this October

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 8 September 2011

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Now entering its fourth year, Manchester’s leading art buying event, Buy Art Fair, will return to the Spinningfields from 27 to 30 October 2011.

Sponsored by Spiningfields and supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council funding, the weekend-long event will host 60 galleries from across the UK which will exhibit works from over 300 artists. In 2010, Buy Art Fair welcomed 5,500 art lovers, collectors, curators and first-time buyers, each keen to see the latest works in contemporary and classic paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces.

As well as presenting an inspiring collection of art, Buy Art Fair along with its sister event, The Manchester Contemporary, offers informative talks by prominent figures from the art world giving visitors an insight into starting and developing an art collection.

New for 2011
This year’s Buy Art Fair will be located on the first floor of Quay House in Hardman Square, a well established building surrounded by restaurants, bars, coffee shops and most notably, the Manchester Opera House.

Speaking about the forthcoming event, Buy Art Fair’s managing director, Thom Hetherington, said: “Since the fair first launched in 2008, the number of people visiting Buy Art Fair and the value of art being purchased has more than doubled. Based on the success of the previous fairs, we’re sure that this year’s will be the best yet.

“Buy Art Fair welcomes some impressive established and emerging artists from across the country, giving visitors with a keen interest in buying and collecting original art a fantastic opportunity to view the latest pieces direct from the artists and their galleries.”

Once again The Manchester Contemporary will provide a selection of critically engaged contemporary art curated by Manchester-based gallery, The International 3.

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