The Other Art Fair, London UK

Has anybody exhibited here and why are there fees so high?
Thank you

  • Anonymous

    High compared to what? I haven’t shown in the UK so I cannot compare to your other local fairs but I’ve done I’ve exhibited at The Other Art Fair (TOAF) in Brooklyn (2X) and Los Angeles (3X) – best art shows I’ve ever done. They really market their fairs well and drive tons of traffic. In terms of eyeballs for every dollar I spent, TOAF is the best art fair I’ve done – best sales too (but results will vary by artist, of course). And I’m only talking about ARTIST fairs (not galleries). So I’m comparing them to Superfine, Spectrum, Affordable Art Fair, etc. TOAF model makes sense – keep the booth affordable but also charge commission on sales (15%) so they still have skin in the game. You should always be skeptical of art fairs that do not take commission. If they already have your money for the booth, what incentive do they have to advertise the show and help you sell your art? It’s common sense. But you might ask: Won’t artists be upset and never return? They’ll find plenty of new unsuspecting artists to sucker. So, if there’s an upcoming TOAF near you, just attend it and ask the artists yourselves, observe the crowds, and decide for yourself. It’ll be obvious.

    Or, just DM any of their artists on IG and they’ll tell you themselves. Look at the engagement of TOAF’s posts, look at the crowd shots from regular attendees (#theotherartfair) versus crowd shots of other art fairs. Good luck!

  • Anonymous


    I have personally now been part of 2 fairs with The Other Art Fair in Dallas. And it’s probably my favorite Fair company to work with. They are so professional and organized and offer a lot of help. And there is always a great turnout of people attending. And you actually sell stuff. The fees are there because you are paying for your booth and the marketing and everything that comes with it. And they promote it really well. On their Instagrams and on Saatchi. So it is worth it if you can afford and if you get accepted to participate.

  • Anonymous

    I went to their fair in Los Angeles. It looked very professional and all the artists I spoke with were very satisfied with the experience of showing at the fair. Most of them had travelled from abroad.

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