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Aspiring art collectors, mark up your diaries now, for the Affordable Art Fair (AAF) is coming to town again – and Square Meal readers can get two-for-one tickets.
The AAF aims to make art accessible to all, and with pieces ranging in value from £40 to £4,000, there are plenty of options for everyone.
Original paintings, print, sculpture and photography will all be on display and available to buy, while those looking for a more immersive experience can head to one of the activities, lectures or tours.
Starting as a fair in a south-west-London warehouse in 1996, the AAF has swiftly grown in popularity and now holds events across the world – from Paris to New York and Singapore.
Those looking for more design-led art should head to Pick Me Up, which starts four days later. The UK’s first annual graphic art fair has artwork available to buy from £10, as well as their own full programme of talks and activities, including a model-making workshop with Wallace and Gromit creator Aardman.
This is, as Wallace would say, cracking stuff.
The Affordable Art Fair is at Battersea Evolution from 15-18 March, and Brunel’s Old Station in Bristol from 18-20 May. Visit the Affordable Art Fair website for more information. Square Meal Readers can get two-for-one entry upon presentation of this page at the door (the full ticket price is £12-£15).
Pick Me Up is at Somerset House on the 22 March-1 April. Find out more on the Pick Me Up website.
This story was written in March 2012.