Art Fair Cheshire returns to Macclesfield for 20th birthday event


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Art Fair Cheshire, the volunteer-run art fair that raises funds exclusively for East Cheshire Hospice, is back – and will once again be at Macclesfield Town Hall in September 2019.

20 years after its first exhibition, the Art Fair will be showcasing work from over 80 artists and craftspeople with each of them donating at least 40% of every sale to support the hospice.

Funds raised help to allow the hospice to fund their art psychotherapist, one of only four hospices in the country to offer this service to patients and their families.



Open from Thursday 26th September until Thursday 3rd October, the Art Fair will be featuring, among many others, three artists who have supported the event from the very beginning: Steven Bewsher, Iola Spafford and embroidery artist Lou Gardiner.

Steven commented: “I’m always happy to support the Art Fair in aid of East Cheshire Hospice which, as I’ve seen first hand, does incredible work whilst being funded from donations and fund raising.

“The Art Fair is great for the Macclesfield area, which has a huge interest in the creative arts, as it showcases the work of so many artists working in a multitude of styles and media.”

With her work featured on the front cover of the very first Art Fair catalogue, Lou said: “It’s amazing to think it’s been 20 years since I started out as a young Cheshire artist.

“I can’t imagine how many miles I have stitched on my sewing machine and how many people I have converted to the art of stitch.

“I feel more passionately about this medium and its infinite possibilities than ever and you can see that my work has metamorphosed from quaint figurative scenes to large embroidered and dynamic artworks.

“My role as an artist is to promote creativity and evoke emotion so it’s great to be back at Macclesfield Town Hall to support such a great cause and reflect a little on my career.”

As well as many returning artists, we are excited to welcome lots of new exhibitors to this year’s Art Fair.

With everything from greetings cards to large paintings, there is something to suit every pocket.

Entry to the Art Fair is FREE and the event will be open every day from 10-4.30pm.

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About East Cheshire Hospice

East Cheshire Hospice is a warm and welcoming space for adults facing life limiting illness.

The hospice serves the communities of Macclesfield, Buxton, Congleton, High Legh, High Peak, Knutsford, Poynton, Wilmslow and the surrounding areas.




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