The inaugural edition of the Harrogate International Visual Arts Expo, proudly sponsored by Artfinder, took place on a wet and windy weekend in November at Harrogate International Centre.
Opened by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire and sponsored by Stratstone Harrogate MINI, this new art expo attracted almost 2,500 visitors and promoted the work of over 50 art galleries, dealers and self-representing Artists.
We ran an 'Art Car' competition in conjunction with Stratstone Harrogate MINI which was won by Scott Atkinson, a student of Harrogate Art School (part of Harrogate College). A MINI with his design wrap was exhibited at the fair and drew lots of attention.
Artfinder's interactive touch-screens were also a big hit with visitors who were able to curate their own 'exhibition' on the screens from the thousands of individual artworks on the Artfinder database.
We look forward to future editions of the fair and thank everyone who exhibited, sponsored, partnered or attended.
Take a look at the photo gallery below...
Our VIP Press Launch for the inaugural HIVE (Harrogate International Visual Arts Expo) took place at the gorgeous Hotel Du Vin in Harrogate on Wednesday 14th October. The event was very well attended by sponsors, partners, exhibitors and local VIP's. We even managed to get a MINI car in the courtyard, courtesy of our sponsors Stratstone Harrogate MINI.
We were very pleased to welcome representatives from our sponsors Artfinder, Stratstone Harrogate MINI and from MINI GB, as well as members of the press, such as North Leeds Life.
Our sincere thanks to the entire team at Hotel Du Vin for a very well run and enjoyable event and thank you to everyone else for attending.
We are extremely pleased to announce that the Hotel Du Vin brand is expanding it's support of our events by sponsoring the inaugural Harrogate International Visual Arts Expo in November. The Harrogate branch of the exclusive hotel/bistro chain will host our VIP Press Launch & Reception for the event in September. This reception event takes place several weeks prior to the Expo and is intended to bring exhibitors, sponsors, partners and advertisers together with local VIP's and representatives from the press in order to generate a 'buzz' about the forthcoming Expo.
We are extremely grateful to the Hotel Du Vin brand for their continuing support and look forward to working with the Harrogate team.
We are very pleased to announce that, as of 15th April, our new art expo in Harrogate, HIVE 2015, is proudly sponsored by Artfinder, the world's authentic art marketplace, connecting passionate independent artists with buyers who value craft, quality and originality.
Artfinder believes in helping artists make a living so they can continue to inspire the world with their art. They work with their community of artists to provide them support, advice, and a global platform, as well as offering pricing that is fair for them and the buyer.
At the heart of what we do is a love for art - art that is handmade with skill, talent and real passion. When you buy from independent artists you own something truly unique, of unquestionable quality, and which connects you directly with the maker forever.
There will be an Artfinder pop-up exhibition at the Expo featuring a selection of local Artists and Art Finder's innovative interactive screens that enable viewers to curate their own exhibition.
We are really pleased to be working with the Artfinder team on the inaugural HIVE.
Click here to visit the Artfinder website
We are very pleased to announce that Artists & Illustrators magazine will be the principal media partner for the inaugural Harrogate International Visual Arts Expo this November.
Artists & Illustrators magazine is a terrific resource for a community of over 10,000 Artists, offering a wealth of 'How-To' guides, portfolio galleries and event listings as well as competition opportunities.
We look forward to working with them on HIVE 2015. Click here to visit their website.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our inaugural Harrogate International Visual Arts Expo (or HIVE) in November 2015.
HIVE 2015 will be a major selling fair & expo featuring local, national & international visual artists, dealers, galleries & art suppliers, combined with a programme of workshops, talks, presentations & children's activities.
HIVE 2015 will take place in Hall M of the Harrogate International Centre on November 20th-22nd.
We are currently seeking sponsorship for this exciting new event- if you are a brand that wants to be involved with an inclusive, energetic and major new art event then click here to let us know.