Teaming up with Broadcaster and Global Head of Collections at Soho House & Co. Kate Bryan as curator, The Other Art Fair has programmed a year-long series of events, initiatives and exhibitions to take the steps to becoming more sustainable.
In our efforts to join the greener side at our May Chicago edition, The Other Art Fair will host a number of exciting new features to educate and inspire visitors. See the full program below.
"I started The Other Art Fair back in 2011 to support unrepresented artists. Since then we have sold over 20,000 artworks, welcomed over 200,000 visitors and worked with more than 3,000 artists across 20 countries.
Eight years on and our mission has expanded. I believe we can still do more but in order to continue working with artists, and developing events which both stimulate and surprise our audiences, we must aim to do this in a sustainable way.
Events so often have a negative impact on the environment and an art fair is no different. We have therefore set ourselves the challenge to be more thoughtful in every decision we make as an organisation and our commitment is to be as environmentally aware as possible. We are now working towards being wholly sustainable and across all our fairs we are taking steps to get much closer to that.
To do this we are working with Kate, who is very passionate about sustainability and will be curating a number of initiatives to highlight many of the issues faced by both artists and organisations like ourselves.
The Other Art Fair is committed to making a difference. I believe we are currently having a positive impact on the art world by cultivating the emerging part of the market, but in order to create art we need a healthy world to be both inspired by and to live in.
It’s yet another reason we are The “Other” Art Fair."
Founder of The Other Art Fair
Artwork using found upcycled pieces by Fair Artist Steve McPherson, 'Starboard'.
Reuse is the name of the game. We are thrilled to release a limited edition resuable cup designed especially for The Other Art Fair by an exciting world-renowned artist (to be announced soon!) and with discounted cocktails also on the cards, you'll want to just keep coming back.
The limited edition cups can be bought in advance or purchased onsite at the fair - we're releasing more information shortly, keep watch!
Upcyle is our new initiative where you can revive your old, unwanted artwork with the help of some special creative talent!
A curated selection of established artists will be on site as part of our Upcycle program - names and program schedule to be announced soon! Bring your unloved artwork to The Other Art Fair and have them transformed into a new one of a kind original work of art!
Leave your ideas and suggestions on the Feedback Wall to further our cause in creating a community of art lovers who help each other become more eco-friendly and aware.