Welcome to the 11th edition of Affordable Art Fair Stockholm. This year, as always, we strive to create a unique experience for our visitors. Discover our programme!
We have several new additions to the fair’s line up of Special Projects for 2023. You can expect a fun, restorative Yoga and Art session to set you up for a relaxed day of art perusing. We’ll also be introducing a range of independently curated exhibitions within the fair as part of our Spotlight Segment, which will give an overview of all the amazing nuances and innovation to be found within Sweden’s unique, contemporary art scene.
And, if you’re interested in exclusive late showings, our Friday evening date night will be the perfect opportunity to explore the fair with a buzzy atmosphere, music and drinks.
All about the Art
New ideas, established artists and a record amount of exhibitors will be welcomed to Nacka Strandsmässan this October. Our fair will ensure a fresh and captivating experience for seasoned visitors, collectors and first time buyers alike.
2023 also marks a new era for the fair layout. By focusing on new, exciting Special Projects, visitors will be able to experience an unprecedented amount of galleries and artists at the fair. Keep reading to find out more!
This year, you’ll be offered the opportunity to attend a guided tour with our very own Fair Director, Carl Wilhelm Hirsch. These daily tours are designed to inspire art lovers with highlights, themes and routes to take you through the fair if you’re looking for a specific style or medium.
Dates and times below:
Friday 6 October
Abstract Art 15:00
Mixed Media 16:00
Saturday 7 October
Abstract Art 14:00
Figurative Art 17:00
Sunday 8 October
Abstract Art 13:00
Mixed Media 16:00
Yoga & Art
Sunday 8th October 09:30 – 11:00
As a special treat for our early-risers, we have partnered with Emilia Löf Karlsson to offer our visitors a calming and centering start to their day at the fair.
On Sunday morning you will get the chance to experience one of Emilia’s silent yoga sessions surrounded by beautiful artwork. Suitable for all levels, through this session you can expect to unwind, relax, and boost your energy. With the help of high-quality bluetooth, Emilia’s voice will guide you through the movements and make you feel at peace – yoga is a work in and not a work out!
Ticket availability is limited so make sure to book yours now!
Sustain Your Art Search
Across the week, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to try an array of local food stands offering a range of cuisines. Whether you’re after a well-earned break after finding a new piece for your collection, or need to refuel with some sustenance, you’ll have lots of options so that you can make a day out of art, activity and delicious food.
Fred’s Food Truck
American Fast Food, cooked with pride, joy and love.
Cooking all their food from scratch with a lot of love and passion, and of course only the best ingredients, Fred’s Food Truck brings flavour to the next level.
Check out their menu!
Indian Street Food
Indian Street Food creates a modern Indian cuisine inspired by food vendors in the streets of India.
By blending tradition with modern tastes and sustainable ideals, their mission is to raise the Indian dining experience wherever they go.
After last year’s successful run, Mackverket returns to Affordable Art Fair Stockholm to bring our visitors delicious and hearty sandwiches!
Made from scratch with the freshest ingredients, all of their sandwiches are served fried on sourdough bread. You can choose between meat from Swedish farms or mushrooms and vegetables. Their mayonnaise and pickles are made in the kitchen at Nybohovsbacken in Stockholm.
Interactive installation: RE|THREAD
Bridging the gap between art and software, re|thread is a Stockholm-based collective of software researchers, artists, and designers. Their pioneering work revolves around using software as both material and medium for artistic expression.
re|thread aim to reshape the software experience, promoting inclusivity, participation, and communal contemplation through their artworks and performances.
Previously shown during Nobel Week Lights, we are incredibly excited to display their unique installation at Affordable Art Fair Stockholm!
You can read more about re|thread’s innovative projects in our interview, but the best way to experience their sculpture is definitely in person at the fair!
Affordable Art Fair Stockholm has a simple goal: to help more people discover the joy of collecting art, support independent artists, and contribute to the region’s art scene.
Our aim is to explore new art forms, innovative designs, and creative expressions from Swedish artists, highlighting the ideas driving contemporary art in Sweden.
One exciting addition this year is our ‘Spotlight Segment,’ where we take a closer look at current developments and future possibilities in Swedish art.
We invite you to visit our three Spotlight booths, each representing a new trend in the Swedish art scene:
Lauren Johnson, Sámi Art – Booth H4
Sylvia Rynell, 3D Art – Booth F5
Konstkompaniet, Handens arbete – Booth E6
Read our interview to get a preview of what you’ll see at the fair!
Art for the whole family
When we say art should be accessible to everyone, we mean everyone!
At Affordable Art Fair we are always happy to see kids and parents enjoy art together, which is why entrance to the fair is free for under 16s. We value family time and have planned curated activities for kids, as well as a dedicated stroller hour to explore the fair at a child-friendly pace.
Hosted by Änglavakt, we’ll have a dedicated studio for kids to paint with the theme of ‘Follow Your Art’, which encourages them to paint what they love, and what makes them happy.
We will also have scavenger hunt maps, so you can explore the fair aisles together looking for your next artwork purchase, whilst kids are occupied with an activity to stimulate their imagination.
And if you are a pet parent, dogs are welcome too!
Änglavakt kids space
Saturday 7 October 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 8 October 11:00 – 16:00
Saturday 7 October 10:00 – 11:00
Late Night Showings
Discover art in a different light with our Late Night Showings. If you’re after some weekend fun, the fair is the perfect place to take your date or meet up with your friends for a drink.
Whether you love contemporary art or one-of-a-kind experiences, at our Late Night Showings you’ll be sure to find a buzzy atmosphere filled with art, live performances, entertainment and more!
Art After Work
Thursday 5th October 17:00 – 21:00
After a long day at work, there’s nothing better than winding down with colleagues and fellow art lovers at the fair.
On Thursday evening we’ll be hosting Art After Work, in partnership with Campo Viejo. It’s the perfect way to relax and take the edge off after a busy day.
Plus, there’ll be music by Pontus de Wolf and Ida Therén from Kulturbarnen, who will also be recording their podcast live from the fair.
Friday 6th October 17:00 – 19:00
Looking to add a touch of magic to your evening at the fair? Join us for a special drag queen performance with the fabulous Lady Eris Arcana!
Invite your friends, grandma, dog, colleague, or partner for a fun date night – we guarantee you’ll enjoy a delightful evening surrounded by incredible art, dancing and glam!
Friday 6th October 16:30, 18:00 – Saturday 13.00, 15.00 – Sunday, 12.00, 15.00
After indulging in the world of art, we invite you to indulge your senses in a wine lover’s paradise!
Join Victoria Bryska from the award-winning Spanish winery Campo Viejo for 20 minutes of swirling, sipping, and savouring. Get ready to raise your glass and toast to a day and night filled with art & wine.
Framing & wrapping Station
We’ll be welcoming back our expert team of art handlers from Inte Bara Post to our Wrapping Station. If you want to take your new artwork home straight away, our complimentary wrapping service will be available throughout all fair hours so that you can ensure your piece arrives home safely.
Plus, thanks to Fotorama you can now have your new pieces expertly framed at the fair, so all you have to do is go home and find the perfect place to hang them!
Charity Partner: Storasyster
This year, we are honoured to collaborate with Storasyster, a Swedish non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people who have been subjected to sexual violence and striving for a society free from sexual violence.
Working hand in hand with 140 dedicated volunteers, Storasyster offer support and help online to people who otherwise would not have had anyone to turn to. They also have a counseling center in Stockholm where they offer individual counseling, trauma therapy and support groups.
Make sure to pop by their stand by the info desk and find out more about their amazing work!