Big Art Fair 2018 - 14th / 15th July

Hosted by Herts Visual Arts: We’re back for a second year during the Hitchin Festival. 

Even bigger: with almost 60 2D and 3D artists and artisans from across Hertfordshire. An exciting and enticing array of paintings, mixed media, printing, photography, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, glass and more awaits our visitors. From greetings cards to larger statement pieces, original unique art alongside limited editions, there’s something for every pocket – a range of prices that won’t break the bank. Several exhibitors will be at the Fair, offering a unique meet-the-artist opportunity.

A huge thank-you to our sponsors who play such a big part. Each one chooses a Sponsor’s Favourite Award, so look out for those certificates.  

Sponsors: Art Van Go, HertsHour, Broadway Gallery, Dragonfly Digital, Norgans, SM2Communicate.

New for 2018: A ’Visitors Vote’ certificate will go to the exhibitor with the most votes, so Visitors, be sure to have your say. By popular request, this catalogue also means you can find out more about our art, artists and sponsors.

How did it start? After our 2017 Conference, a dedicated team of volunteers successfully delivered our 2017 fair and are back to bring you Big Art Fair 2018.

"After last year’s amazing event, North Herts seemed ideal to again showcase the variety of skills and creativity in our membership” explains Sally Taylor, textile artist and illustrator, "This new venue is well matched to our expanded Art Fair, again taking advantage of the Hitchin Festival which attracts so many visitors."

With marketing by Laura Dunmow, representational artist, display screens managed by visual artist Sandy Andrews and sign-ups managed by glass artist Sharon Korek, the Fair is ready to recreate last year’s atmosphere and excitement.

What will you discover? The buzz from last year’s Fair prompted even more members to join in this year, supported by a talented and committed group of volunteers who create/repeat events like this. Thank-you to our volunteers and the artists taking part.

What are you waiting for? What will inspire you this year?