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Brand new Art Fair for Surrey bringing Real Art to Real People

Angela Brittain - Unconditional Love

Event preview

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 from February 23 to February 25, 2018.

Renowned for their informal, friendly and welcoming atmosphere, these art fairs have become known as events at which 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.

Deborah James, fair director said: “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.”

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.

“The accessibility to such diversity in one place is remarkable. It’s like walking through the pages of a story, many art stories in real time.” Said a visitor to Contemporary Art Fairs Reading, “There is everything from the familiar, comforting narratives to unexpected plot twists.”

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 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, live art demos, creative workshops by Cass Art, the fairs are a one-stop event for all-day viewing of art from around the globe.

Sandown Park is one of the top exhibition venues in the country. This picturesque site is situated only 15 miles from Central London, in Esher; with ample parking, catering on site and excellent support facilities, it ensures an enjoyable event.

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Image: Angela Brittain – Unconditional Love.