Exhibit at Manchester Art Fair


The Fair

We are a small team, based in the North of England, and for over 20 years we have been delivering exhibitions and events in the areas we are hugely passionate about, culture and hospitality. When we launched Manchester Art Fair (MAF) over 12 years ago, we set out to do something different, to create a more inclusive and supportive event for our exhibitors and to develop a sense of community for the art collectors of the North.

We are immensely proud that MAF has grown to become the largest and most successful art fair outside London, with over 120 exhibitors, 8000+ visitors and over £500,000 worth of art sold every year. Our current portfolio in the arts sector also includes The Manchester Contemporary, The Manchester Contemporary Art Fund, Salon Hang, EASEL and EASEL Bespoke. We champion the arts ecology of the region all year round.

CEO Thom Hetherington, is a trustee of Manchester Art Gallery, consults for arts organisations such as the Manchester International Festival, has judged the New Light Art Prize and was named as a ‘Cultural Icon’ in the Manchester Evening News City Life awards for his work.

Since launch, we have welcomed over 80,000 visitors and sold over £5m worth of art

2021 Exhibitor Feedback

A Heart of Glass

''Great buzz at this weekend’s Manchester Art Fair. So many lovely customers and sales were a-plenty.''

Nicola Slattery RBA

''People were really willing to engage with my work and there was a good atmosphere across the whole fair which had both a stylish and accessible feel about it. I’m very much looking forward to exhibiting again next year.''

Steve Yeates

''MAF is the best art fair I have exhibited at for many years. Amazing turn out and engaging public. Fantastic sales and commissions. I’ll be busy fulfilling my orders for many months.''

Hope Gallery

''As a gallery it was a joy to be surrounded by so many people who loved art. The fair had a fabulous energy and it was so busy!''

Our 8,000 visitors from Manchester and Cheshire ensured that in 2021 the fair delivered record breaking art sales in excess of £500,000

Application Information

Manchester Art Fair accepts contemporary & modern art, sculpture, photography and limited edition prints.

To see in-depth stats, analysis and audience breakdown please email Fair Director Sophie Helm to request further information on exhibiting.

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Exhibitor Package

  • Stand with wooden walling, standard lighting & signage
  • Exhibitor passes
  • Exhibitor profile on website
  • Exhibitor Listing in printed catalogue
  • Onsite art wrap service
  • Tickets to the preview and public days
  • EASEL online shop subscription
  • Stand prices start from £1124
Artist Application

Artist Application

If you are an individual artist start your application here


Gallery Application

Gallery Application

If you are a gallery or artist collective start your application here


Detailed Stats

Detailed Stats

For detailed stats see our Exhibiting Information