Happy Birthday AAF Bristol! 18-20 May 2012, Brunel's Old Station, Temple Meads
PUBLISHED: 16:41 23 March 2012 | UPDATED: 21:13 20 February 2013
Happy Birthday AAF Bristol!<br/><br/>Celebrating ten years of the South West's hottest art-buying destination<br/><br/>18-20 May 2012, Brunel's Old Station, Temple Meads
Happy Birthday AAF Bristol!
Celebrating ten years of the South Wests hottest art-buying destination
18-20 May 2012, Brunels Old Station, Temple Meads
Ahead of the Queens Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games this year comes the most hotly anticipated local event of them all, as the Affordable Art Fair Bristol celebrates its tenth anniversary in May. Securing its position as THE art-buying destination in the South West with prices to suit all pockets, 55 galleries will be showcasing a huge selection of paintings, sculpture, photography and prints priced between 40 and 4,000.
Offering a range of art-inspired activities and workshops for the whole family, as well as the opportunity to see and snap up thousands of pieces of art under one roof, AAF Bristol has become a firm favourite in the South West art-buying calendar over the last decade. Since 2002, over 60,000 locals have passed through the doors, spending 6.6 million on original art. AAF Bristol was the first established regional fair outside of London for the now global brand that operates in 11 countries and four continents across the world.
Held in the historic Brunels Old Station (formerly the Passenger Shed), the Affordable Art Fair features 55 galleries from the UK, with a particularly strong representation of local South West artists, selling a wide range of art to suit all tastes.
Founder Will Ramsay explains why launching in Bristol made perfect sense: We considered all the larger, more obvious cities across the country when looking for our first regional fair outside London, but kept coming back to Bristol with its huge arts and culture scene, and lots of talented artists showing in local galleries. It really was the ideal destination to attract a creative, art-loving crowd, and ten years on, its increasingly popular with thousands of local art-lovers looking to start their own collection.
Since its UK launch in 1999 over one million art-lovers have visited an Affordable Art Fair across the world, spending over 150 million. As well as Bristol and London, the fair takes place in Milan, Brussels, New York, Melbourne, Amsterdam and Singapore, with seven new fairs launching this year in LA, Hamburg, Stockholm, Mexico City, Rome, Seattle and Delhi.
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