Fine Art and Antiques is a large field but especially among artisans, antique lovers, and collectors alike. And every year, there’s a massive collection of events that happen in the industry. Trading shows, auctioning events, antique fairs, and many others.
Attending one of these events can mean many things – collecting new pieces, trading for something different, maybe even selling something from your own collection. But there can be so many dates in so many locations that keeping track can be challenging.
Which is why we’re going to let you know of some fine art and antique events in 2023 that you don’t want to miss! Note that events and fairs are subject to change at short notice due to circumstances so you should always check the details before making the journey.
Fine Art and Antiques Events In 2023
Affordable Art Fair, London
Affordable Art Fair are back from March 9-12th. If you wish to view this exhibit privately, you can on March 8th.
Hosted in the scenic Battersea Park in London, Affordable Art Fair are one of the leading showcases for artwork that is affordable and contemporary.
This international art exhibition allows event goers to discover the joy of collecting art priced between £50 and £7,500. Find your perfect piece from their hand-picked selection of galleries, displaying thousands of original artworks.
Runway Monday, Newark
This Antiques and Collectors Fair is an amazing place to source antiques, vintage items as well as collectors pieces at the best prices. Runway Monday has everything you’re looking for, whether you’re a business owner or collector.
One-Day Antiques Fair is a rather popular event with hundreds upon hundreds of stalls offering it all. Antique furniture, vintage furniture, textiles, throws, and fabrics from as far back as the 18th century! The ideal place to be for both interior and fashion designers, seamstresses, and creators.
And you’re in luck. Throughout the entirety of 2023, they have plenty of events running. You can catch them in the months of February and March, May and June, and then again in September and October. Check out all their dates here.
Antiques & Collectors Fair, Malvern
Malvern’s Antiques & Collectors Fair provides the perfect opportunity for discovering high-quality collectable items from up to 150 dealers in one single hall.
There’s a massive range in the antiques brought to the Three Counties Showground for this occasion, too. Everything from ceramics, glass, and artwork to books, jewellery, decorative items and more!
Great choices at great prices. This fair takes place on March 5th and is a cash-only entry.
Contemporary Art Fair, Surrey
With artworks ranging from £50 to £5,000, this contemporary art fair offers the chance for artists to meet their admirers face to face. You can have a good browse here and buy that piece that you just can’t take your eye off of for too long in the fear someone else will snatch it up.
There’s even workshops and demonstrations from the galleries and the leading artists. Nothing like a bit of fun to go hand-in-hand with some learning.
The Surrey Spring event is happening March 3rd-5th whereas the Harrogate fair is later in the year; October 13-15th. Keep an eye out here for the Surrey Autumn Fair dates and the Windsor fair dates to be disclosed.
Manchester Art Fair, Manchester
Keep your calendars empty in November as the UK’s most ambition art fair returns in 2023! See the work from selected artists and galleries not just from Manchester but across the UK and Europe, too. Many people took home their favourite pieces to display on their walls or at their offices. You can, too.
2022 was such a success that 2023’s artist section for exhibiting is completely filled out. However, you can still register your interest.
Otherwise, galleries can start their exhibition application for the 2023 art fair.
The Festival of Antiques, Peterborough
Hosting an impressive array of antiques and collectables available for sale, this is one of the biggest antiques fairs in the country. And in 2023, you can find this fair at The Peterborough Arena on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April!
Boasting a wealthy amount of antiques shops, dealers, furniture, fabrics, and interior design shops, the Peterborough Festival of Antiques is an opportunistic time to shop antiques in Cambridge. Browse antique jewellery and brooches, era timepieces like Grandfather and Victorian clocks, and many vintage items including pearl and ruby jewellery.
This is an antiques fair you don’t want to miss.
Pavilion of Art & Design, London
PAD London is the only fair in London that exclusively dedicates itself to 20th century and contemporary design. Parisians can enjoy this event every April in the Jardin des Tuileries but here in London, it’s hosted every October on Berkley Square. Right in the heart of London’s Mayfair district.
Showcasing the very best of modern and contemporary design from some of the world’s leading galleries, PAD fairs have cemented themselves having taste and flair. Something that fits in nicely in our vibrant capital city.
And you don’t have to worry at all – it’s happening for an entire week. From 10-15th October, you can catch the PAD fair in London.
Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair, London
Catch yourself at the International Art & Antiques Fair down at Olympia London later this year, 31st October – 5th November 2023, to view some of the finest collections from dealers and galleries alike.
They’ve got everything from diamonds to dining tables, artworks that span centuries, traditional and classic. Basically, it’s a massive treasury. There’s some truly unique items that collectors can add to their own sets, and they have over 20,000 works of art, antiques, jewellery and sculptures to browse from.
If your budget is small or high, there’ll be something here that catches your eye.
Aardvark Art Services
Need an art transportation company that you can trust to get your items from point A to B safely? Choose Aardvark Art Services!
For over 20 years, we’ve been transporting art nationwide in our, now, satellite-tracked, unmarked vehicles. But that’s not all that we do. Should you request for them, we also have specialised storage and package facilities for fine art and antiques. We can safely store your art if necessary or have our well-trained staff handle packaging for you.
Our customer and client base includes galleries, museums, private collectors, artists, and auctioneers. You can trust us to not only ensure that your art or antiques get to their location but get their safely and without damage.
Try emailing us at [email protected] or phoning us on 01253 794 673.