The Affordable Art Fair Goes Online

The popular art fair is going online for the first time this April. Peter Gray reports.

The Affordable Art Fare (AAF) is back this spring and it’s once again bringing you a whole world of amazing and very reasonably priced art but this time the whole thing is taking place online.

As usual, the event will be showcasing art from a host of studios and galleries with prices starting from a few hundred quid right up to £5000.

The first fair was held in London’s Battersea in 1999 and since then the event has gone from strength to strength. The AAF now host annual events in Bristol, Brussels, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Milan, New York, Singapore, Seoul, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Toronto and Hamburg.

The events are about much more than just flogging art however. Normally, there are artist led workshops, talks, as well as numerous art related activities for kids. However, this year’s event will follow a slightly different format with all of the events taking place online.

The fair is the brainchild of Will Ramsay, a former soldier and the founder of Will’s Art Warehouse. He says ‘I founded the Affordable Art Fair in 1999 with the aim of breaking down perceived barriers in the ‘stuffy’ and ‘formal’ art world. I wanted to make art accessible and affordable to everyone”. When you look at the global success of the company now, it seems like Ramsey has succeeded.

The latest figures about the event say that, including 2017, over 1.6 million people had visited an Affordable Art Fair with a jaw dropping £235 million pounds spent on the exhibits.

The Affordable Art Fair will take place between the 9th of April and the 3rd of May 2021. More information about the fair can be found here.

For information about other great art events in London, please click here.

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What: affordable art fair
When: 9 April - 3 May 21
Where: online