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Exhibit at Manchester Art Fair

Since launching in 2008 Manchester Art Fair has welcomed over 80,000 visitors spending more than £5m on art


An Experienced, Dedicated Team

We are a dedicated, experienced team based in the North of England. For over twenty 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 twelve 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.


"The Fair continues to be a genuine counterweight to London – and a real part of the art world ecology outside the capital"
i newspaper 4* review

“I am really impressed with how Manchester’s art scene has developed in recent years. There is no shortage of potential art buyers in the region, and the fair is vital to inspire and develop a significant audience of collectors.”
Frank Cohen  Art Collector

An Established Fair

An Established Fair

We are immensely proud that since launching in 2008 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.
Committed to Arts & Culture

Committed to Arts & Culture

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 Event Director Sophie Helm has advised multi-million pound Manchester property developments on their art collections and been invited to judge several leading art prizes.

Manchester Art Fair 2021 Key Facts


Gallery and artist stands


Visitors to the fair


Spent on art

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

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.
Nicola Slattery RBA

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.
Steve Yeates

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!
Hope Gallery

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.

Please note there is a non-refundable £20 application fee covering the administration costs for processing the applications and the selection procedure. Successful applicants will be contacted within four weeks of applying. We cannot provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

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 worth £40pcm
  • Stand prices start from £1124

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Artist Application

If you are an individual artist start your application here


Gallery Application

If you are a gallery start your application here


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