The Other Art Fair returns to Bristol’s waterside Arnolfini from 1-3 September 2017. The fair will present the work of 80 of the best emerging artists alongside an exciting programme of ‘unexpected’ live performances and interactive theatre to create an art fair experience unlike any other.

Here are 5 things you mustn't miss at this year’s edition of The Other Art Fair Bristol.

1. Buy directly from today’s future art stars

The Other Art Fair provides visitors with the unique opportunity to meet and buy directly from the artists themselves. Each of the exhibiting artists have been handpicked by art industry experts, setting a high standard and ensuring buyers that they are investing in the very best emerging artistic talent.  Browse this year's exhibitors.

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Image - The Other Art Fair

2. Get inked by leading hand poke tattoo artist Needle and Chopstick (Sarah Lu)

Choose from a selection of designs created exclusively for the fair and inspired by exhibiting artwork, as well of some of Sarah Lu’s own designs. Advance booking is required.

3. Take part in an interactive poetry project

Biba and Laurie Cole bring their engaging poetry feature I, the Poet. You, the Poet to the fair this year. People are invited to create poetry and imagery of their own in response to the previous visitors’ entry.

4. Re-live your First Impressions

Drawing on the latest academic research, The Guardian have just launched their third Virtual Reality project ‘First Impressions’. Visitors can see the world from a baby’s point of view and re-live the dramatic visual development that happens within the first few weeks of human life.

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Image - 'First Impressions' by The Guardian at The Other Art Fair

5. Be king of the (cardboard) castle

Arts Council England supported project, Cardboard Castle, is making its way to The Other Art Fair Bristol this summer. Both children and adults can join in to create and decorate towering castles from reclaimed cardboard and willow.

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Image - cardboard painting at The Other Art Fair

Friday, private view - Tickets £8/£7.20 plus booking fee. Tickets allow re-entry to the fair over the weekend.
Saturday and Sunday - Tickets £6/£4.40 plus booking fee.

Under 16s free.

Complimentary tickets for Visit Bristol followers. Redeem at using code VISITBRISTOL


The Other Art Fair at Arnolfini
Participatory Event
The Other Art Fair at Arnolfini

The Other Art Fair is the UK's favourite fair to meet and buy art direct from the very best emerging and undiscovered artists.

Arts Centre
Arnolfini at Bristol Harbourside

Arnolfini is a centre for contemporary arts based on Bristol’s Harbourside. The organisation is dedicated to producing and presenting visual arts, performance, film, music and events.