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Exhibit at Manchester Art Fair 2019

The Fair

The Fair

Manchester Art Fair 2019 is one of the UK's most ambitious art fairs welcoming over 68,000 visitors and selling over £4.5m worth of art since it's launch in 2008.

Our 120 exhibitors are a curated selection of established galleries, emerging galleries and artist-led spaces. The fair attracts a targeted mix of city sophisticates, mature money and executive wealth from the city centre and affluent suburbs. Bring your gallery to Manchester and engage a whole new collector base with your artists and their work.

To talk about your application in detail please contact Sophie Helm, Fair Director on 01457 851 152 or Email. Or, you can proceed with your application further down the page.

Saul Hay Gallery:

"Manchester Art Fair 2018 attracted excellent numbers of visitors across the whole weekend. These visitors were knowledgeable and  informed and were there to buy. The support we received from the team was outstanding and we were made to feel valued throughout."

i newspaper:

"The fair continues to be a genuine counterweight to London – and a real part of the art world ecology outside the capital." 
4* review in the i newspaper
16 October 2018

Previous Galleries Include

Amar Gallery, Arusha, Drang Gallery, Bearspace, Contemporary Six, Eames Fine Art, Eclectic Gallery,  Elastic Space, Ffin y Parc Gallery, Gateway Gallery, Goldmark Gallery, Ikon Gallery, K Contemporary, Linda Blackstone Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, Strange Tracey, Saul Hay & Zillah Bell.
Manchester St Peters Square

The City

With an international reputation for world class football and music and a flourishing cultural scene, Manchester is one of Europe’s most exciting cities.

Manchester Art Fair attracts an affluent art buying audience from Manchester, Cheshire and the North. Manchester city region has a population of 3m and a total 21.5m within 2 hours. Image courtesy of Visit Manchester.

Manchester Central Manchester Art Fair

The Venue

Our award-winning 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.

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 Sophie Helm to request further information on exhibiting.


Exhibitor Package

  • Stand with 3m high wooden walling, standard lighting & signage
  • Exhibitor passes
  • Exhibitor profile on website
  • Exhibitor Listing in printed catalogue
  • Onsite art wrap service
  • Secure artwork storage
  • Free tickets to the preview and public days
  • Porters & trolleys for loading and unloading

Applications for this year are now closed. Please register your interest for the 2020 fair

Cheadle Hulme School

EPR Architects


Manchester School of Art



Cass Art 


G. F Smith

I newspaper

Jack Arts

Manchester City Council

Manchester Evening News

The Principal