About Bath Art Fair

Original art from original artists

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OUR ARTISTS

Original contemporary art work, ceramics, jewellery and sculpture from over 80 of the nation’s leading independent artists, all under one beautiful roof! 

Find original paintings in all manner of media, vibrant and extraordinary… handcrafted prints and wildlife studies, understated in their perfection… stunning handcrafted silverwork… and beautiful figurative sculpture to warm the heart.

Artists will be happy to chat about their creations. Hear about their conception, chat about their meaning and learn how they were made… or…. simply fall in love with some beautiful pieces….buy them and treasure them forever.

Find the perfect painting for that awkward spot in the living room, the hand-crafted print to finish off your new extension, or a stunning centrepiece for the garden.

Or just buy something special because you can’t live without it!

Prices are competitive with Limited Edition Prints starting from £30 and original paintings from £99.

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THE VENUE

Fall in love with Bath – a unique, feel-good city combining vibrant contemporary culture with a rich history and heritage.

Located centrally within the beautiful city of Bath, the Bath Pavilion is 10 minutes’ walk from Bath Spa Station, the famous Bath Abbey and Roman Baths, and the incredible Pulteney Weir.

There are ample car parks, cafes, restaurants and hotels to complete your visit to the Bath Art Fair.

WRAPPING

Your purchase will be wrapped at our complimentary wrapping stand using paper eco bubble wrap where possible.

THE ORGANISER

Somerset artist Alce Harfield has been a professional artist for over 30 years. She started her career (after a BA Hons in Commercial Interior Design) from a barrow at The Watershed by Bristol’s docks in 1989.

Alce spent 10 years running The Silly Fish Shop in Bath and Bristol and now sells her vibrant paintings by travelling the country from Edinburgh to Surrey at Art Fairs. A trader at Glastonbury Festival for over 30 years, her festival work has been extremely popular, and she has collaborated with many festival-related charities including ‘Children’s World’, ‘The Festival Medical Services‘, and the ‘Joe Strummer Foundation’ to raise much needed funds.

Tired of travelling the country and becoming aware that there were no art fairs in Somerset, Alce decided to create her own, drawing on her considerable experience in exhibiting. 

The Really Reasonable Art Fairs in Bristol and Bath were her first events, followed by the Somerset Art Fair at the Bath and West Showground in 2015. The Bath Art Fair was first held in a field just outside Bath in 2017, and now in its seventh year is excited to be returning to the Bath Pavilion.

The Bath Art Fair was shortlisted for a prestigious Bath Life Award in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2023. In 2018 it WON the Creative Bath award and was shortlisted again in 2020 in the ‘Arts’ section…a testament to Alce’s hard work, forward thinking and tenacity.