Kick start your art collection at the Devon Art Fair

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An extensive list of confirmed galleries will be in Torquay in October for the inaugural Devon Art Fair, which will be the largest event of its type to be held in the South West.

Forty-four unique galleries from throughout the UK will descend on the Riviera International Conference Centre, bringing with them an eclectic mix of fine, modern and contemporary artworks of all tates and budgets for visitors to the fair to admire and purchase.

All work for sale at the fair is original and vetted by the organisers and they are confident that visitors to the fair will be impressed with the quality of the work being shown by the selected galleries and the galleries themselves and the knowledge and enthusiasm they show for their represented artists.

The fair is the perfect opportunity to start or enhance your own collection of original artworks. The diversity of work on display will appeal to a wide audience with not only paintings and sculpture on sale but also photography, glass, ceramics, drawings and hand made prints by some of the top artists in the world.

All artworks on show at the fair are available to buy and take home immediately with prices ranging from as little as £75 and rising to more than £50,000. Many of the exhibiting galleries at the fair will be offering interest free credit through the Arts Council’s Own Art scheme making buying artwork easier and more affordable than ever before.

To ensure safe transportation home the organisers will have a complimentary wrapping service on hand to professionally wrap each individual artwork sold. A service that has proved extremely popular and useful at each of their other events.

Hot food and drink will be available throughout the weekend at the fully licensed café bar and restaurant for those who wish to spend the day taking in what the fair has to offer without having to leave the venue to refuel.

• The 2010 Devon Art Fair is open to the public from Friday, October 1 to Sunday, October 3  at the Riviera International Conference Centre, located just off the seafront by Torre Abbey Meadows. Tickets for the public opening days are priced at £6.

Concessions are available at £4 and children under 16 are free if accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 11am daily.

Tickets for the charity preview evening and champagne reception which takes place on Thursday, September 30 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm are priced at £10 per person with all proceeds going to local charities.

(image: Colourbox, one of the works to be at the Devon Art Fair)

(from a press release)