Art Fair returns for 2022 - East Cheshire Hospice

Art Fair returns for 2022

Art Fair Cheshire returns soon, encouraging emerging artists and paying tribute to the rich textile heritage of Macclesfield and beyond.

Familiar artistic favourites will also be showcasing their work at the biennial event which runs from Thursday, May 26, until Sunday, June 5, in the grand surroundings of Macclesfield Town Hall.

Browsing exhibits at the 2019 Art Fair Cheshire.

As ever, exhibiting artists will kindly donate 40 per cent of their profits to East Cheshire Hospice with proceeds dedicated to its art therapy unit.

More than 80 artists will exhibit work in three galleries every day between 10.30 am and 5 pm.

Browsing exhibits at the 2019 Art Fair Cheshire.

Art Fair Co-Chair Georgie Johnson said: “For the first time there’ll be a gallery of Emerging Contemporary Artists who’ve been specially selected to take part in the event.

“By giving a platform to emerging artists, the event hopes to ignite curiosity, spark conversation and introduce unique investment opportunities for both first-time buyers and the more experienced collectors who come along.

“Art Fair Cheshire felt that this was the year to introduce a dedicated gallery space of emerging artists in order to play a part in nurturing the amazing artistic talent that Cheshire and the surrounding area has to offer.”

The three galleries are –

  • Assembly, featuring original art and sculptures from more than 40 artists.
  • Capesthorne, with jewellery, photography, glassware, ceramics, millinery, willow weaving, plus paintings and prints.
  • Emerging Gallery, featuring 11 new and emerging artists. From textiles and mixed media to ceramics and photography, it presents new and stimulating work from upcoming talent.

Emerging Artist Curator Amy Stevenson said: “The new exhibition will be held in the ground floor Silk Room and will pay homage to the rich textile heritage of Macclesfield and the surrounding Cheshire district.

The last Art Fair Cheshire took place in 2019.

“It’ll explore the work of 11 artists whose practice is rooted in textiles, or connects to the subject of textiles through themes and processes such as pattern, layering, collage, etching and impasto.

“It’ll showcase an outstanding group of emerging artists from the North West and include a wide range of contemporary practices visitors may not have come across before.

“Our two other galleries will feature artists both familiar and new and we’re sure there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy and buy.”

Art Fair Cheshire is brought to you in partnership with Little Greene Paint and Paper and AstraZeneca. For information visit

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