art&York 2018

The art&York show is a 3 day event celebrating art, design & contemporary craft at York Racecourse Events Centre.

Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October 2018

120 artists showcasing their own work and selling direct to the public.
Live music, workshops, interactive areas, demonstrations, installations, artist talks, cafe & a warm and welcoming atmosphere in this lovely out of town venue.

Each artist, collective and gallery that takes part in the show will have their own exhibition stand to work within.

Please click the apply buttons below to find out more information – all applications are now live!

  • Room Set Design – Apply Now
  • RAW Talent – Fully Booked
  • Independent Artists – Fully Booked
  • Galleries + Collectives – Fully Booked
  • Installations –  Apply Here

Image: Lucy Pass, 2017

Independent Artists

We are looking for:

Individual Artists with unique, excellent quality, original artwork to apply to take part in the art&York 2018. Selected artists will be at the show each day, exhibiting and selling their own work, taking commissions and meeting the visitors and collectors.

Room Set Design

We are looking for:

Creative people and budding interior designers, with a knack for creating inspirational spaces, to create their own room set at art&York 2018, featuring key pieces of artwork from our talented professional artists – with the chance to win an art& trophy and £200 to spend at the show.


If you would like to create an installation showcasing throughout the event or create a growing installation at the show, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Installations need to create a unique visitor experience.
Wall mounted, hanging, floor & outdoor works all considered.

RAW Talent

Newly Emerging Artists (practicing for 2 years or less) can apply for a subsidized and mentored space at art&York in October 2018 along with 6 months professional support. The RAW Talent Award is a mentoring & support scheme particularly aimed at those that have no or little experience in exhibiting in a retail show.


By Car

Follow signs to York Racecourse from A64 or A1237.
Sat Nav postcode: YO23 1EX. FREE parking onsite.

By Train

York Racecourse Events Centre is approximately 20-25min walk from York Train Station. There will be a free shuttle bus service running each day of the show between York Memorial Garden (to the right of the train station) and the event. The shuttle bus runs on a loop and therefore due to traffic times may vary throughout the day.

By Bus

Bus numbers 11, 21 and 26 go from York City Centre and York Train Station to Southbank and Knavesmire stops. Visit Arriva and First York for more information and detailed bus routes.

Floorplan 2017

Floorplan of art&York 2017.

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