I won’t be able to go but maybe some blog followers down south may get a chance.
By Sarah Hewett
Photo by Brighton Art Fair 2014
Creativity is in the air and art fair season has begun – we love this time of year! Here at Etsy HQ, we of course cannot wait for our very own show; OPEN: An exhibition of art on Etsy opens on 16th October and runs until Sunday 19th October (pop those all important dates in your diary!)
In the meantime, we’re looking forward to the Brighton Art Fair coming up this month (26th-28th September). Our busy friends from MADE London and MADE Brighton, Etsy artist Sarah Young and fellow organiser Jon Tutton, somehow also find time to run the much anticipated Brighton art event.
For over 10 years, they have selected 100 of the brightest contemporary visual artists from Sussex and around the UK to exhibit at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. They tell us:
“The Brighton Art Fair is the largest annual art exhibition on the South Coast and enables artists across all media to sell their work to the public, building a relationship with buyers, galleries and curators.”
Sounds good to us!
It’s also a great opportunity to mingle with the artists themselves, learning more about their artwork, creative inspirations, techniques and future projects. Find painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors along with artist groups and Sussex based galleries.
This year they will also feature photographer Alun Callender‘s latest personal project – a series of environmental portraits of East Sussex artists in their studios. Sounds right up our street!
To help you on your way, Brighton Art Fair are also offering Etsy UK blog readers the chance to buy tickets for the price of one – hurrah! To redeem, complete this form by 22nd September and a voucher will be sent to you in the post before the event.
Inspired by this exhibition but not yet selling your work on Etsy? Opening an Etsy shop is simple – get started with 20 free listings! Enter the code: MADEUK at etsy.com/promotion (new sellers only).
Source: Etsy UK