The Glasgow Art Fair was once one of the most popular cultural events in Scotland, it was Britain’s biggest art fair outside London, The annual art fair filled Glasgow’s George Square with hundreds of works of art presented by galleries and attracted thousand’s of people to the city.
However the Glasgow Art Fair ceased to exist after 2010, Why? It was decided that the event was too popular and hence had become “too main stream. The show was replaced by a smaller event called Vault, which proved unpopular.
The spirit of the Glasgow Art Fair was revived in 2012 with the new Glasgow Art Show.
Information on the 2010 event below (the last Glasgow Art Fair to be held)
Glasgow Art Fair will return for its 15th year. Scotland’s national art fair takes place in George Square, Glasgow, this coming week, from Thursday the 25th to Sunday the 28th March. This successful fair is running for it’s 15th year, featuring the largest selection of contemporary art outside London.
The Glasgow art fair contains artwork from over 50 art galleries and organisations, featuring works from more than 1,ooo artists. According to the Glasgow Art Fair website, this years featured artists range from household names to emerging talents including the likes of Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Joan Eardley, SJ Peploe, Leslie Hunter, John Byrne, Terry Frost, Craig Mullholland, Kenny Hunter, Damien Hirst, Tracy Emin, Banksy, Dalziel + Scullion and Rosalind Nashashibi. And this isn’t even scratching the surface of this marvellous event.
Works are available just to view or to buy, and you can take them home with you the day you buy them. So if you see something you like you had better make sure that you buy or reserve it right there and then before someone else snaps it up!
The Art Fair has long painted a colourful canvas for those interested in buying and selling art. Setting its trademark white tented pavilion in Glasgow’s George Square, this year’s Fair showcases galleries from both home and abroad, exhibiting work for sale by many artists and prices ranging from £50 to £70,000.
Artists’ work on display will range from Arthur Melville, E.A Hornel, Joan Eardley and J.D. Fergusson to Alasdair Gray, Adrian Wiszniewski, Peter Howson and more. The daily free guided tours come highly recommended.