MORE than 2,000 pieces of art, including works by renowned sculptor Emma Rodgers and Banksy, will be on show in Chester this week.

The Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair will welcome over 120 British and international artists' works to Chester Racecourse from Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November 17.

It will include over 2,000 pieces of art featuring Cheshire sculptor Emma Rodgers, as well as items from Banksy exhibited by Eye Kandi Gallery.

The fair is also proud to announce a new addition for this year’s event, The Arts of Interior Design Exhibition, held by lifestyle partners Design Central UK and led by Cath McCubbin. The best British suppliers of home renovation have been curated, showcasing collections on offer from 200 brands.

Chester Arts Fair will offer a range of complementary activities for visitors to enjoy. Highlights include a full programme of live talks and demonstrations, plus a children’s art area featuring a charity art auction, with all proceeds going directly to pay for art therapy sessions at children’s cancer charity The Joshua Tree.

Cheshire Wildlife Trust will also be working with children on sustainability and social engagement projects, to produce exciting creations.

Speaking on the event, fair director Laura O’Hare said: “Our mission is to support and nurture a flourishing art market in Cheshire and across the North, and this year’s fair has our largest and most exciting line-up to date.

"We have affordable interior art as well as investment art, with many pieces created exclusively for sale in Chester. Celebrating our eighth year, the fair is proof that world class artists want to be part of this prosperous growing art scene in Cheshire.”

Also making an appearance at the arts fair will be Scottish artist, gallery owner and author Moy Mackay.

Fibre artist Moy uses merino wool and stitching to create some of the most spectacular felted paintings found anywhere. She readily shares her skills and talent universally when she tours Europe and Canada each summer and autumn on her annual whistle-stop tutoring tours.

She is heading to this year’s Chester Arts Fair where she will be showing much of her latest work as well as giving a fascinating demonstration of her special ‘painting technique.’

Parking is free to all arts fair visitors at Chester Racecourse. A cafe serving hot and cold refreshments will be open all weekend and disabled facilities are available.

The fair will open on Friday, November 15, with a Charity VIP Preview Evening. Over the weekend, the fair is open from 10.30am-5pm.

For more information and to pre-book tickets, visit, call 01244 952020 or email