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Exhibiting at Aviva Investors Manchester Art Fair

The Fair

The Fair

Aviva Investors Manchester Art Fair​​​ ​​ is now the largest art fair outside London, welcoming over 60,000 visitors and selling over £4m worth of art since it's launch over 10 years ago.

Our 120 exhibitors are a curated selection of established galleries, emerging galleries and artist-led spaces to appeal to our audience of art collectors and corporate art buyers based in Manchester, Cheshire and the North.

The Venue

With an international reputation for world class football and music and a flourishing cultural scene, Manchester it is one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Aviva Investors Manchester Art Fair attracts an affluent art buying audience from Manchester and Cheshire and the 2017 fair recorded 7,473 visitors. Manchester city region has a population of 3m, with 7m within 1 hour and 21.5m within 2 hours.

Our venue, Manchester Central Exhibition Centre is easy to reach thanks to Manchester’s extensive transport network.  It is located within reach of both Piccadilly and Victoria train stations and has its own dedicated tram stop. There is parking onsite for 700 cars. There is free WIFI for visitors and exhibitors, excellent facilities and easy access for exhibitors during build-up and break down.

A limited number of stands are available for the 2018 fair. If you would like more information or to apply to exhibit in 2018 then email Sophie Helm for an application pack or complete the application form below.


A small number of Gallery Stands are available

Apply to exhibit (Galleries)

Artist-led spaces are sold out for 2018

Register your interest for 2019

  • It was a great event and we were really pleased to be involved and grateful for the amount of support we were given. It has really helped us establish ourselves in Manchester.
    Leon Martyn
    Leon Martyn & Papa's Print Shop, 2017 Exhibitor

The Exhibitors

Previous exhibitors include: Agora Contemporary, Arusha Gallery, ArtDog London, Art World, BALTIC Editions, Bearspace, The Drang Gallery, Eames Fine Art,  Gala Fine Art, Goldmark Gallery, James Kinmont Fine Art, Linda Blackstone Gallery, London Print Studio, Royal Academy of Arts and Zillah Bell Gallery.
Manchester Art Fair
Manchester Art Fair
Manchester Art Fair

Supported in 2018 by

5plus Architects

Cheadle Hulme School

G F Smith

Jack Arts

Landmark Investments Group

Manchester School of Art

Manchester City Council

Manchester Evening News

The Principal

Cass Art