From 11th – 13th December, Newhampton Arts Centre welcomes you to Illusion Contemporary Art Fair; inviting you to meet exhibiting artists and browse original artworks in the beautifully renovated Gallery Hall.
Whether you’re looking to buy a unique gift or invest in a piece of artwork yourself, this is the perfect opportunity to speak to the artists in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Learning about the influences and processes involved in creating the artwork adds an extra dimension to owning art and a talking point when people visit your home or workplace.
Gala Opening Night: Friday 11th December, 6 – 10pm
Featuring live music from talented vocalist Karla Milton with the beautiful sounds of guitar, clarinet and piano from James and Andrea Stanley; a showcase of artistic designs from London College of Fashion lecturer Lucy London showcased by a variety of models, who is about to launch a fashion academy in Wolverhampton; a bar and the opportunity to preview and purchase work before the main weekend of the fair.
Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th December, 11am – 4pm
There will also be more live music on the Saturday afternoon from Classical singer Hannah Taylor and on the Sunday there will be an opportunity to attend creative photography workshops and activities.
With the caliber of artists and work featured, the team running Illusion Contemporary Art Fair are expecting a busy weekend with many beautiful and exclusive Christmas gifts finding their way to new homes.
Who can attend?
Illusion art fair is open to the general public and commercial buyers alike; whether you’re browsing art for your home or office, an art aficionado or seeking out a unique Christmas gift, there’s something for everyone.
What can I expect?
The art fair will feature artworks from a selection of artists in a wide range of mediums and styles. Many artists have both regional connections and international audiences.
Artists, or their representatives, will be on hand to welcome you and answer any questions you may have about the artworks.
If you like an artist’s style, but they don’t have a piece which quite fits your requirements you can enquire about a commission.
There’s no pressure to buy on the day. Although many of the pieces will be one-offs, printmakers and many artists produce editions of their artwork, which means if you’re not ready to decide on the day there may be the option to take a business card and make that decision later. The artist will be more than happy to talk through your options with you.
Is this a free event?
A donation to the Newhampton Arts Centre would be gratefully received.