VIAF: Västerås 1st International Art Fair

Västerås, Sweden

October 17 - 23 2020

We are Launching the first-ever international art fair in Västerås, Sweden in 2020! In the oldest city in Sweden and Northern Europe, which remains one of the main logistical centers in Sweden Västerås International Art Fair aims to open doors for integration and collaboration to get through one of the worst time that has faced our generation, using the best medium of communication “Art” We are inviting contemporary Independent artists and galleries worldwide to join us! We are taking all precautions for the current pandemic outbreak and we are following the Swedish Health authorities rules and regulations.

Establishing an international art fair  that includes exhibitions and a number of workshops and gatherings among artists from around the world. The concept of the art fair is the participation of professional artists from around the world to display their artwork and introduce them to the international market.

Launching an online platform to provide a communication space among artists for continuing artistic relations, to showcase their artworks and to introduce their creations to the international market.

Västerås is a city in central Sweden on the shore of Lake Mälaren in the province of Västmanland, 100 kilometres west of Stockholm. Västerås is Sweden’s largest inland port and the center of its electrical industry. Originally known as Aros (“River Mouth”) and later as Västra (“West”) Aros, it was already a market center and a bishopric by the beginning of the Middle Ages. In medieval times it also served as a major export harbour for iron and copper from the Bergslagen mining region.

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With our innovative approach concept of abandoning the traditional model of art fairs that usually is hold in huge closed space and dividing this space into exhibition booths. Instead we are turning the heart of the city centrum to our arena and the empty retail spaces becomes fully equipped art galleries. In that way we can keep the number of visitors at each space under control and our visitors can enjoy a coffee or a launch break and get a fulfilling experience during our fair period.


The art fair is opened daily from 9am until 6pm.

October 17, 2020 Pre-opening ( VIP & Invitations only ) 

October 18, Opening the art fair (Free entry without tickets)

October 19, Plein Air workshop by Dr Ashraf Zaki

October 20, Curators’ Talk

October 21, Pantyhose Sculpture by Dr Manal Helal

October 22, Artists’ Talk

October 23, Photography Workshop by Ahmed Barakat

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