Buying Tips

The Smarter Way to Buy Art...

The Other Art Fair showcases 130 of the best emerging artistic talent in the UK, providing you with the opportunity to discover and buy work directly from the next superstar artist. Each of our artists have been carefully chosen by an expert-led selection committee who base their judgment on ability, potential and accessibility - a guarantee of value and quality on your investment piece!

For those visitors new to the art fair experience, we give you some buying tips to help you start your art collection so that you are well prepared for the next edition of the fair - or if you can't wait, why not test your new found skills on our online shop!



BUY WHAT YOU LIKE

We know it’s a cliché but buy art that you like and enjoy!  Know yourself: are you a bright and bold kind of girl or a sculptural abstract sort of guy? Of course, we recommend that you listen to the advice of others but it’s you that will gain the enjoyment from purchasing a piece. Remember buying art is very subjective! If your chosen piece increases in value then it’s a bonus but if it doesn’t, then at least you have invested in something that enhances your environment.



PRICING

To keep things easy all art work shown at The Other Art Fair will have price clearly displayed. The Other Art Fair is about bringing artists and buyers together in an unintimidating environment.  You are purchasing directly from artists rather than through a gallery.



OWN ART

Our friends at Own Art will make buying art at The Other Art Fair a whole lot easier by letting you spread the cost of your new purchase over a period of 10 months with an interest free loan.

It couldn't be more simple - once you've chosen the artwork you want, just head over to the Own Art desk where we will help you set up your 10 month payment plan, from there you're free to go with your new art work in hand!



GET TALKING

What makes The Other Art Fair different is that the artists are there for you to talk to - so make the most of it! Having a conversation with the artist gives you an insight into their work; how it was made, how long they have been working and what they are planning on doing next.



RESEARCH

Take a look at the artists profiles here on the site.  Check out their individual websites as well to get a feel for their work.



TAKE A RISK

The Other Art Fair is all about emerging and undiscovered artists so embrace the fair’s spirit and take a risk on someone new. You never know what the future will hold!
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