45 galleries: 400 artists: 5000 works
Our first Fresh: Art Fair is over and what a fantastic result. Nearly 4,500 Visitors flocked to Cheltenham Racecourse over 3 days and took home hundreds of paintings and sculptures. They came from near and far and bought a huge variety of work by celebrated artists and emerging talent from our 46 wonderful Galleries.
A huge thank you to all our Visitors, Exhibitors, Partners and Volunteers and to our Sponsors Mercedes-Benz of Cheltenham and Gloucester, St James's Place Wealth Management and RRA Architects. Our dates for 2018 are a little earlier - 27th to 29th April with a Private View on the evening of 26th - the same successful formula with more fresh faces and fresh ideas.
Fresh: is a new art fair with new ideas. We’re an easy and exciting way to see forty-five of the best of Britain’s Galleries in one place, many of them rarely seen on the UK art fair circuit. Preview Fresh: Art at Pinterest.
Fresh: is for everyone, from complete newcomers to enthusiasts and established collectors. We aim to make contemporary art more accessible in four important ways …We’ll help newcomers to understand what they see and how to buy. We’ll help enthusiasts to see beneath the surface, expand their horizons and venture into collecting. We'll bring exciting new talent to established collectors. We’ll show a very broad spectrum of art for all tastes and budgets with wonderful originals for as little as a few hundred pounds and internationally acclaimed work for a few thousand.
And, less than 10 minutes off the M5 with unlimited free parking, we’re really easy to get to.
Four good reasons to visit fresh:
Fresh: brings new faces to the art fair circuit as well as the best of exhibitors from London and International fairs. Fresh: Exhibitors will show work by award-winning artists with paintings and sculpture in public and private collections around the world. They'll also show work by exciting emerging artists beloved of collectors, who may go on to become the award-winners of the future.
For the first time in the art fair world, Fresh: visitors will not only be able to buy fabulous art but also bring some of their old paintings that they might wish to sell. Fresh: has partnered with International Fine Art Auctioneer Bonhams to provide free valuations on up to three works (early 20th century and earlier). You can make room for new art and you may even discover a treasure in the attic.
We're committed to making art accessible for everyone, so if you buy your ticket online it will admit two to the Fair throughout the weekend. If you can make it on the Friday between 11.00am and 5.00pm entry is free (no ticket required), and children are free every day. Parking is free, and there's no charge for professional wrapping of the art you buy.
Fresh: is less than 10 minutes off the M5 with 10,000 free parking spaces. There are 3 fabulous Fresh: Cafés. You can leave your car all day and take a shuttle into town ...make a day of it and visit Cheltenham's brilliant shops and restaurants ...and then catch the shuttle back. Make a weekend of it with our fabulous Cheltenham and Cotswold hotels.