Show and sell art directly at The Secret Art Fair
Are you a professional artist looking for more places to exhibit and sell work to an art buying public?
Taking part in The Secret Art Fair has multiple benefits for participating artists, these include:
The opportunity to present and sell work directly to the targeted art buying public
The chance to exhibit in The Minories, Colchester's oldest and most reputable art gallery
Having work featured on this website, and in the wide reaching marketing and press campaign
Unlimited invitations to the Launch event
Being able to reach new audiences and building contacts in the Essex area
Networking with fellow artists
Developing your sales skills
Whether you are an established or aspiring professional artist, join us at the only art fair in Essex. Apply using the linked online form below for a chance to take part.
The deadline for applications and payments is 31st October 2020.
Here are the answers to some common questions interested artists have asked:
Frequently asked questions
What does the pitch fee include?
Participating artists pay a pitch fee to exhibit within the art fair, where they represent themselves to the visiting public. The fee includes the use of the allocated space during the opening hours of the fair as well as having work featured in our wide reaching marketing and press campaign, with posts on social channels and a feature on this website.
What are the pitch fees for participating artists?
Do the artists need to man/woman their pitches at all times?
Yes! Participating artists are required to set-up and take down their own exhibition spaces, as well as be present at the art fair for all the hours that the fair is open to the public.
Does the gallery or the organisation take a comission on sales?
No, The Secret Art Fair is based on the principle of creating opportunity for artists to reperesent themselves and sell artwork directly to the public. During the opening times of the fair, as mentioned above, no comission will be taken on any sales.