York 2018

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th October 2018

Friday 26th October 10am – 5pm
Saturday 27th October 10am – 5pm
Sunday 28th October 10am – 4pm

York Racecourse Knavesmire Stand, North Yorkshire.

art& show 2018 is a fantastic opportunity for collectors, buyers, art lovers and anyone else who is interested in meeting artists and buying unique art works to come along to this friendly, accessible and affordable show.

Set over 3-days the art& show has over 120 artists work for sale & commission from a wide price range of £10-£10,000+.

Its a chance to actually meet the artists, talk to them about their work and inspirations and buy and commission direct.

Artists taking part in the show pay for their own space and there is 0% commission on their sales – so whenever you buy a piece of work you support an independent artist to keep on making, painting, drawing, sculpting…. their amazing creations.

We select artists and designer-makers showing a wide range of high quality and innovative work from glass and ceramics to painting and drawing, jewellery and textiles, sculpture and stonework and much much more.

You can also meet our RAW Talent Artists – 12 emerging artists who’ve won a place on our 6 month mentoring and supporting scheme. RAW Talent artists get a subsidized place at the show plus one to one mentoring and group workshops to prepare them for their first retail show.  In turn any sales they make have a commission back towards the scheme. So by buying from them you support the emergence of fresh new talent and get the chance to get work from up and coming makers and artists.

As well as having artists selling their own art works direct we have interactive areas, installations, workshops, demonstrations, cafe areas and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Our next event is at York Racecourse Events Centre – a light, airy and warm venue with loads of free onsite parking.

We hope that you will join our mailing list below and stay up to date with all the information about the artists and plans for the show. In the meantime find out about some of the artists who took part in our 2016 & 2017 shows by watching the short films below. Enjoy!

Best wishes, Emily & Victoria.


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What's On

Meet and buy direct from amazing quality artists and designer-makers:

We will have 120 artists taking part in the show – selling their own work direct to you.

All artists all selected and so the quality of the work on show is high.

We select a wide variety of work for you to buy.

Paintings, lighting, jewellery, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, wood work, metal work, glass, illustration, printmaking and mixed media.

If you are interested in taking part in the show as an artist, as a gallery, collective or installation artist you can find out more and apply to take part here.

Venue & Location

art& show takes place at York Racecourse Events Centre just outside York city walls in North Yorkshire.

Travelling by train, art& 2018 is only 2 hours from London and 2.5 hours from Edinburgh.

With wide open space around and a purpose built events centre, York Racecourse offers free parking for all visitors, a light and airy venue and disabled access plus lots of toilets.

The art& show takes place in the Knavesmire Building which is located at the top end of the Knavesmire Road, YO23 1EX.

The show is unsuitable for most dogs due to the nature of the artworks on show however Guide Dogs are permitted as well as dogs that are carried within the venue.

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 shuttle bus service running each day of the show between York Memorial Garden (to the right of the train station) and the event.

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.

Floor Plan

The image above is of our floorplan in 2017 – it’ll give you an idea of how the show comes together. We will add an image of our 2018 floorplan in September 2018. We’ll have: cafe, exhibition space, workshop space, interactive areas, demonstrations and installations plus 120 amazing artists selling their work within their personally created displays.

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