art& was created by a small team – Victoria Robinson, Emily Stubbs & Brendan Hesmondhalgh working from Sculpture Lounge Studio’s in Holmbridge, West Yorkshire, home to practicing artists, painters, sculptors, installation artists & ceramicists.

Brendan now supports with selection and Victoria & Emily (above left to right) run the main show…with help from designers, website techs, our social media coordinator, our pr company and lots of family and friends!

art& grew out of The Art Market which began as a way of showcasing art and contemporary craft in our local, Yorkshire town of Holmfirth. Our vision with The Art Market was to create the kind of show that we wanted to be part of, as well as attracting artists from around the country, to showcase quality, original artworks in Yorkshire.

We also wanted to create a warm and welcoming environment where visitors would feel comfortable to come along and meet the artists, see their latest works of art & buy and commission direct. We re-branded in 2017 to become art&.

13 years on we’ve successfully created over 40 shows, promoted the work of hundreds of artists and now run a 3-day event at York Racecourse each autumn hosting 120 artists, interactive areas, installations, live music, talks and more.
The art& RAW Talent Award is a mentoring programme which nurtures emerging artists by offering support in business development through expert mentoring, group workshops & a subsidized space at the show. This has grown out of The Art Market Newcomer scheme in which we helped launch the careers of over 50 artists over the past 10 years. Find out more about RAW Talent.

We are passionate about Yorkshire having an excellent platform for artists, buyers, collectors and art enthusiasts to meet & connect and for buying art to be accessible to all.

Our mission statement:
art& create friendly, inspiring & affordable, ‘date in the diary’ events in Yorkshire for the public to ‘meet the artists’ and buy and commission art works direct.
art& supports artists to make a healthy livelihood from the sale of their work; helps launch newcomers into selling their work successfully and provide the public access to artists work from across a wide range of artistic disciplines.
We are really proud of our excellent reputation with artists and visitors for the unique & successful show we create.
If we had to summarize it into a sentence “art& making buying and selling original art and design easy, fun and accessible in Yorkshire.”

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art&amp;York / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-23T00:00:00Z">Fri 23</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-10-25T00:00:00Z">Sun 25 Oct 2020</span> <span>(3 days)</span>art&York / Fri 23 to Sun 25 Oct 2020 (3 days)

art&York 2020 Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th October 2020 Friday 23rd October 10am – 5pm Saturday 24th October 10am – 5pm Sunday 25th October 10am – 4p...

art&amp;York 2018 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-10-26T00:00:00Z">Fri 26</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2018-10-28T00:00:00Z">Sun 28 Oct 2018</span> <span>(3 days)</span>art&York 2018 / Fri 26 to Sun 28 Oct 2018 (3 days)

art&York 2018 The art&York show is a 3 day event celebrating art, design & contemporary craft at York Racecourse Events Centre. Friday 26th, Satur...

My Opportunities

art&amp;York Installation application / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-06-14T00:00:00Z">Sun 14 Jun 2020</span>art&York Installation application / Sun 14 Jun 2020

We are looking for: If you would like to create an installation showcasing throughout the event or create a growing installation at the show, we’d ...

art&amp;York room set application / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-03-01T00:00:00Z">Sun 01 Mar 2020</span>art&York room set application / Sun 01 Mar 2020

We are looking for: Interior designers, kitchen designers, wallpaper designers and more design & create inspirational room sets for the art&Home s...

art&amp;York RAWTalent application / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-02-01T00:00:00Z">Sat 01 Feb 2020</span>art&York RAWTalent application / Sat 01 Feb 2020

We are looking for: Newly Emerging Artists (practicing for 2 years or less) can apply for a subsidized and mentored space at art&York in October 20...