All galleries are selected by Fair director Ben Cooper and a small committee of experts and this rigorous selection process makes it so popular with collectors. The relaxing, contemporary atmosphere also means that there is a chance to take time to look at the art and talk to dealers, who are more than happy to give advice to new as well as established collectors.
The late night opening on Thursday, 21st April, will be a celebration of the Kings Road art scene putting Chelsea very much back on the art map. This year, the Chelsea Art Fair is supporting Rainbow Trust Children's Charity, which is celebrating its 30th birthday and there will be many opportunities to support them by buying art at the Fair and attending talks (more information below).
Ben Cooper, the Fair's director, says: “We are looking forward to celebrating our 21st birthday with some of the best galleries, some well-established ones which have been supporting the Fair since its inception and some great new additions. More than ever, the Fair should appeal to local art lovers as well as visitors from all over London, Britain and abroad.”
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Registered Charity No.1070532
Family support lies at the heart of all Rainbow Trust does. They care for families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness, providing bespoke emotional and practical support for the whole family, whenever and wherever it is needed. Today they are the only organisation that provides support directly to the whole family, helping them to keep hold of a normal life as much as possible. Rainbow Trust has nine teams of Family Support Workers who are there to help 24 hours a day from diagnosis, through treatment, and for some, through bereavement and beyond. They stay for as long as the family needs them.
For further details visit www.rainbowtrust.org.uk.
Open: Thursday, 11-8, Friday and Saturday 11-7, Sunday 11-5
Up-to-date information and E-Tickets: can be found on www.chelseaartfair.org or on
Twitter and Facebook.
Tours: Pre-arranged group tours around the fair will be available and the money will be going to charity.
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The Chelsea Art fair
Chelsea Old Town Hall
London SW3 5EE