Buying Tips

A Smarter Way to Buy Art...

The Other Art Fair showcases 100 of the best unsigned artists, giving you the opportunity to buy directly from the artists before they gain gallery representation. Each of the artists are carefully handpicked by our selection committee who judge ability, potential and accessibility.

For those visitors new to the art fair experience, we give you some buying tips to help you start your art collection so that you are well prepared for the next edition of the fair. 

Buy what you like

We know it’s a cliché but buy art that you like and enjoy!  Know yourself: are you a bright and bold kind of girl or a sculptural abstract sort of guy? Of course, we recommend that you listen to the advice of others but it’s you that will gain the enjoyment from purchasing a piece. Remember buying art is very subjective! If your chosen piece increases in value then it’s a bonus but if it doesn’t, then at least you have invested in something that enhances your environment.


All art at The Other Art Fair has the price clearly displayed. The Other Art Fair brings artists and buyers together in an unintimidating environment.  You are purchasing directly from artists.

Own Art

Our friends at Own Art will make buying art at The Other Art Fair a whole lot easier by letting you spread the cost of your new purchase over a period of 10 months with an interest free loan.

It couldn't be more simple - once you've chosen the artwork you want, just head over to the Own Art desk where we will help you set up your 10 month payment plan, from there you're free to go with your new art work in hand!

Get talking

What makes The Other Art Fair different is that the artists are there for you to talk to so make the most of it. Having a conversation with the artist gives you an insight into their work; how it was made, how long they have been working and what they are planning on doing next.


Take a look at the artists profiles on Saatchi Art.  Check out their artist statement and exhibition history.

Take a risk

The Other Art Fair is all about emerging and undiscovered artists so embrace the fair’s spirit and take a risk on someone new. You never know what the future will hold!