Manchester Art Fair

Years attended: 2018

Discipline: Art

Launched in 2008 as Buy Art Fair, the event has had an exciting first ten years including a charity auction of Damian Hirst doodles, the development of The Manchester Contemporary and its collector programme, and live painting by artists such as Pure Evil.  Previous highlights include an exclusive interview with world famous collector Frank Cohen, as well as record art sales including works by Tracy Emin and Grayson Perry. Plans for 2018 include the third Masterpiece charity dinner at the Whitworth and the official fringe with affiliated events and initiatives spilling out across the whole city. 2018 will see the fair rebrand as Manchester Art Fair.