The city of Glasgow hosts the annual art fair in the setting of Merchant City’s Old Fruitmarket. There will be a vast selection of artists, galleries and studios displaying a selection of work. The Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair will have pieces to view, as well as the opportunity to purchase and take home. Contributors include local galleries, while also providing independent artists a platform to be recognised. Expect to find beautiful landscapes along with more abstract pieces. Following its involvement in the 2014 commonwealth games, the venue underwent a refurbishment enabling it to host a selection of other cultural events.
Glasgow airport is only 8 miles from the city centre. While you can also drive, getting around the city is easy without a car. The venue is only a 10-minute walk from Queen Street and Glasgow Central train stations, or St Enoch subway. The Old Fruitmarket is also on the local bus route. The Friday preview night is open from 6pm to 9pm. Saturday opening times are 9.30am to 5.30pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm. Tickets cost £3 on the door, under 16s go free. If you wish to have your work on display, exhibition stands are available at the fair from £950 (plus VAT).
The preview night is a great way to meet and greet the artists and those in the industry. Spaces are limited for the preview and it is recommended to contact the organisers in advance. It is not necessary to apply in advance for the Saturday or Sunday and as such you can pay on the door. Allow plenty of time to look round, the website has a list of exhibitors to give an idea of what to expect. If you’re likely to buy any art, keen collectors are likely to either attend the preview or arrive early on the Saturday morning.
If you are planning to visit the Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair, choose from a selection of houses and apartments, B&B’s and other private rentals close to the venue. If you are staying elsewhere in the city, it is easy to get around Glasgow via public transport. Check our accommodation in Glasgow.
Take a bus tour of the city, where you will see the sights and the gothic architecture. Continue the art theme at the Gallery of Modern Art to the Peoples Palace and various other museums. Scotland’s biggest football teams, Celtic and Rangers, play their home games in Glasgow.
For more details about the Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair, such as: tickets and information, preview evening, the venue, exhibitors and exhibitor information, contact details, sponsorship and more then visit the official website.
If you own a house, flat or apartment, run a B&B, have a spare room or any other property in and around Glasgow, you can earn extra income with Eventful Stays. List your accommodation today and pay zero commission on the world’s largest event platform.