Once a year, the Brussels Accessible Art Fair brings together a wide spectrum of artists and art enthusiasts, welcoming first-time buyers to established collectors. The Accessible Art Fair has quickly become known as one of the most prominent arts events in Brussels, introducing the public to a carefully curated group of f ifty creat ive talents – painters, sculptors, and photographers alike.
Originally launched in 2007 by director and founder Stephanie Manasseh, a Canadian expat who saw an opportunity to establish an arts event that would bring art out of galleries and into homes, the Accessible Art Fair has since grown to other locations in Antwerp, Bratislava, Vienna, Tel Aviv, and soon Luxembourg and London.
Over its three-day period, the Brussels Accessible Art Fair sees up to 5,000 visitors who appreciate the range of price and artistic style. At the fair, artists represent their works directly to the public, forging a unique connection that allows art lovers to purchase a piece and take it home – buying directly from the artists.
This year, we are collaborating with Montblanc to launch a new cultural project – two contests promoting Belgium’s vibrant arts community. A jury panel has selected three young talents to create original pieces incorporating the Montblanc star. From these three artists, the jury will then choose the Jury Selection winner, whose work will join the Montblanc Cutting Art Collection.
33 artistic talents from the Brussels Accessible Art Fair have also been selected to take part in an online people’s choice award. Using Montblanc’s Facebook application, each artist will showcase their works in an online gallery where fans can vote. The public chooses their favourite artist, who will win the Montblanc Like(s) Award: a Montblanc Limited Edition Writing Instrument. The winner of the Montblanc Like(s) Award will be announced following the Accessible Art Fair on Monday, September 24th.