The Dorset Art Fair, Blandford


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 is in the Centre of Dorset, easy access from all the major surrounding towns.
Its tranquil & beautiful river side setting makes it an ideal spot to hold an inspirational art fair.
Its aim is to help promote the huge wealth of creative talent that can be found in this area.
To make it accessible for the public to meet a multitude of artists all in one spot.

​Dear Artist,  This is a low cost option to not only sell but promote your work and more importantly you the artist.  People like the opportunity to meet the artist and not just looking at your work.
​We recommend just bringing a few samples of your art work, business cards, a copy of your portfolio,  and  some prints, cards, smaller & affordable items for the public to buy on the day. If you were to condense your work into a suitcase what would you bring? Of course you are free to bring as much as you like that will fit in the space, but if you have never done this sort of thing before then I suggest keep it simple.
​This event is not just about selling your work as we all know this is important, but its also about making connections with your public, meeting other artists and celebrating what you do.
​The price to take part will not only include the pitch for the day, the marketing that goes with the event, but a  mention in the programme with your contact details.  
​We can include a picture, it will be small and will need to be square. So please bear this in mind when choosing an image
​Please email your details and image to & write in the subject line ' Artfair image  your name '.
If we do not recieve this infomation by 31st July it may miss the print deadline.

​In some cases your vehical will be part of your pitch, and on tarmac or gravel. 
The indoor pitches you will have to park separately.
In Blandford its free parking on a Sunday and there are a few carparks nearby..

Please bring tickets with you. You can arrive any time after 8am. Please ensure you leave enough time to be all set up by 10am, when the art fair opens. Directions: Please head into the Blandford Town Centre via the Wimborne roundabout on the Blandford by pass. You will head down a hill and then reach some traffic lights with Marks & Spencer's on your left. Carry straight over the traffic lights onto East St. PLEASE NOTE: Blandford is one way, so for ease of access we recommend this route. If you entre Blandford via the roundabout by Tesco's you will be on the wrong side of town and will need to go around the one way system. If you entre Blandford via the other roundabouts and turnings on the bypass you will have to either go around the oneway system or spend more time on residential roads and traffic. On arrival in Blandford, Please drive and wait by the bus stop on left, opposite the main church. please look out for a steward with a hi vis jacket. They will direct you to your pitch Please Email if you require more information. In the case of unpredictable weather an email will be sent the night before to notify you should it be felt necessary to cancel the event.
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