It’s no secret that these days, an amazing amount of our shopping takes place online. And we understand that for many, buying a piece of art through a website may seem a little unusual. Surely art is a deeply personal and emotional choice — a decision which requires a little human interaction rather than the click of a mouse?
Yet here at the Affordable Art Fair, we’re firm believers that our online marketplace delivers the range, expertise and information needed, as well as our on-hand wonderful team of art experts, to fall in love with art online!
Know your Hockneys from your Hirsts? Or, do you simply appreciate a beautiful piece when you see one? Whatever kind of art buyer you are, our team are here to guide you on your journey. Read on for just a few of the many reasons we believe choosing to buy a piece of art on our online marketplace is a great decision, and the first step in filling your world with beautiful, and affordable, art.
The benefits of buying art online
Trust the experts
Since 1999, an amazing 2.3 million art enthusiasts across the globe have visited an Affordable Art Fair, with around 456,000 pieces of art finding gorgeous new homes. What’s more, we’re trusted by 200,000 art lovers each year — real proof that we really do know what we’re talking about when talking about art!
This expertise doesn’t stop at our fairs. Each month, tens of thousands of people visit our website, including our online shop, where we have sold hundreds of original and contemporary art works. As a result, we’ve helped hoards of people who can’t make a fair in person, to discover the hottest new creative talent, and buy art they love.
The choice is endless!
We understand that when presented with so many artwork options at an Affordable Art Fair, decision paralysis can happen - especially with such an enormous array of workshops, talks, tours and cafes to distract you! Whether in the moment, you cuoldn't decide on one piece, or perhaps you were unable to make the fair at all - with our online marketplace you can peruse our huge range, within the comfort of your own home.
Info at your fingertips
Don’t forget that all the work you see online is hand-picked by our trusted network of glorious galleries, from familiar favourites to emerging talent. We make sure that for each artwork online, there’s plenty of information available to whet your appetite or learn more about a particular artist. Our website includes handy artist and gallery profiles, and if you have questions, we’re happy to do some more digging with the gallery and artist to answer any questions you may have.
It’s easy as pie
With free returns and the ability to order from all sorts of international destinations, we strive to make buying art online as easy as possible. You can shop any day of the week, 365 days a year, and the artwork is delivered straight to your door. If you ever need to receive something on a specific date, just let us know and we’ll do all we can to make it happen. You can easily get in touch with us for an update on your order, and we’re always on hand to answer any questions, random or regular, that you may have about your new piece.
We go the extra mile
Have a particular requirement? Looking for a specific piece for a wedding or birthday, or have a specific dimension or strange space you’re struggling to fill? We love weird and wonderful enquiries, so get in touch to our team which includes art historians, gallery experts, not to mention art lovers galore, and let them do some head scratching on your behalf. What’s more, if you work for a business, like a hotel or restaurant, we can also help you bulk buy a few pieces in one go. Or, if you’ve been given an Affordable Art Fair gift voucher or have had a wedding list with us, you’re welcome to redeem your vouchers through an online purchase.
If for any reason, the work you’ve fallen in love with has already been snapped up, then no fear! Our customer service team will approach our galleries and their artists, to see if they can create a bespoke commission on your behalf.
So, what are you waiting for? We understand buying a piece of art is an emotional decision, so we are on hand every step of the way to help. In fact, the more specific and unique questions the better! So never hesitate to get in touch and make the most of our friendly, art-loving, and knowledgeable team!
Frea Buckler, Sift 2, 2018, silkscreen print, signed, £420, Smithson Gallery.
Featured art from first to last:
Tom Barron, Light on the West, 2017, oil, framed, signed, £1,400, Signet Contemporary Art.
Martin Grover, North London Procrastination Club II, 2017, silkscreen print, edition of 21, £275, Will's Art Warehouse.
Marie Robinson, Wish, 2017, oil, signed, £290, Will's Art Warehouse.
Mark Vessey, Love (large), 2017, c-type, edition of 15, £1,500, Turner Barnes Gallery.