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12-14 October 2018 at Manchester Central

The North's Favourite Art Fair

Buy Art Fair 2018, featuring The Manchester Contemporary, brings galleries and artists to Manchester from across the UK. Over 3,000 original artworks are available for sale with a host of exclusive events and activities at the fair and across the city.

Featured 2017 Exhibitors



  • Following the success of last year’s event, Buy Art Fair will return to Manchester Central on 12 -14 October 2018.

    Established for over 10 years, Manchester’s Buy Art Fair is the largest art fair of its kind operating outside London. The fair is unique as it provides a platform for established galleries, emerging galleries and artist led spaces.

  • A gift to the city from The Manchester Contemporary Art Fund

    The Manchester Contemporary, the only UK invitational art fair for critically engaged contemporary art outside London, today announced artists William Mackrell and Emma Price as the first to benefit from its newly-launched The Manchester Contemporary Art Fund.

  • Rare pieces from the likes of Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Banksy and LS Lowry will feature alongside a selection of up and coming contemporary artists at this year's Buy Art Fair at Manchester Central, 27-29 October.

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Supported in 2017 by


Jack Arts

Manchester Evening News

Principal Manchester

Manchester City Council

Manchester School of Art

Cheadle Hulme School

Landmark Investments Group

5plus architects


Farrow & Ball

J W Lees

Cass Art

Own Art