Artists: Why Apply?


Established as an artist fair, The Other Art Fair leads the way in uncovering and nurturing new and innovative creative talent, allowing artists to forge direct relationships with potential buyers and gallerists. 

For more information please see our Artist Guide 2019.

The third edition of The Other Art Fair Chicago will take place in Spring 2020.

For any questions please contact:

Sophie Lucas
Fair Director


The Other Art Fair prides itself on a comprehensive artist support package to champion individual exhibitors.

This includes:
- Your own fully built stand at The Other Art Fair. This includes spotlights and nameboard
- A profile on
- PR support
- Exposure to a diverse audience of critics, gallerists and collectors.
- Pre-fair workshop with advice on display, pricing and self-representation given by the Fair Director and team.
- Selection by a panel of esteemed experts

Stand prices start at $1680 + Sales Tax. 


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​“The Other Art Fair was the real thing: a high-energy, high-quality art fair in which I was proud to exhibit. I found enthusiastic, knowledgeable customers in a gallery-like venue.”

Larry Simon

“The Other Art Fair is a great opportunity for me to directly show and sell my work to the public. I've met many new art collectors and learned valuable lessons along the way on how to display my work and to interact with potential clients. The Other Art Fair team are hard working and are dedicated to the success of all artists and are a pleasure to work with!” 

Isabella Di Sclafani

“I took the chance to invest in my career through the fair and since then, it's opened up so many doors and opportunities. The fair not only put me in front of many new collectors and advisors, but it helped to carve a brighter future.” 

Liz Mares

“A brilliant platform to exhibit work, sell work, meet other artists. As well as that I have been approached by several galleries which I now sell work through too.”

Tammy Mackay

“The atmosphere at The Other Art Fair was buzzing. I left on a high. The whole process from the The Other Art Fair team's support, workshop and information plus the Fair itself was brilliant. Great to have meaningful conversations with other artists and the public about my work. Also very satisfying making sales and getting positive feedback from buyers. Do it again in a heartbeat!”

Elaine Mullings

“Very impressive turnaround of people, fans and buyers. An artist will achieve in four days more exposure than in a normal full year. Great way to see face to face how people react to what one does.”