Why VIAF?

Västerås International Art Fair isn´t just an art event! We establish lifelong connections and create strong bonds between exhibitors, art lovers, collectors, and visitors.

We now have a big community of art lovers and artists in Västerås as well as national and international guests, and inviting more people to join us and enjoy world-class artists and designers from different parts of the world.

We arrange events and lectures as well as ongoing exhibitions.

Art is so important in difficult times like this and can be a comfort and inspiration by its
beauty and the ability to connect us to universal emotions.

To meet in such an inspiring environment is a privilege. As we know some people are not
able to travel we want to enable you to participate online.

So welcome to join us in Västerås or on our online platform where you can access and purchase some of the beautiful art pieces from our visiting artists.

Founded by a gallerist

Working with a close relation to artists , collectors and understanding the challenges that faces the art market and in this fair we are trying to meet all demands that have not been fulfilled before.

Online representation for one year

Participating in this fair gives you a free of charge online representation on Galleri SoHo website .

Opertunity to have a permenant exhibition space after the end of the fair

We believe that the participation in this fair is a great opportunity for testing the market and meet other artists, interact with the visitors and collaboration but building your collectors base in a new city takes time and why leave after creating a connection ?
As a participant you become a member in our family and the opportunity to have your own space or number of works at Galleri SoHo or SoHo Art Shop in Västerås, Sweden. Where you can sell and fill up with new works all year around !

Unique concept

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 center 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 lunch break and get a fulfilling experience during our fair period.

Location

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 home to many well known brands world wide .
Did you know that ABB and H&M Started in Västerås?

Our Story

Welcome to  Art & Innovation City Västerås.

The Art Fair idea came up as we were working on project crossing boarders which was scheduled to be launched in several countries all over the world starting from October but due to the Covid 19 outbreak, we had to re-schedule all the other spaces worldwide, except ours in Sweden as we weren´t forced to shut down then we created Västerås International Art Fair, So we said why not invite the whole world and arrange a bigger event!

The 2nd edition  will be held between 16 -23 October  in the city center and span over a large area with many exhibitors. 

Who Can Participate ?

Established or emerging artists are welcome to apply.

 To be eligible for participation the artist / designer must therefore meet the following criteria:

Has completed a recognized professional education in Art or design field and/or has been working as a visual artist for at least three years.

The application will be assessed by the balloting committee, within five working days after your application, you will receive notification by e-mail whether you have been selected and your application will be converted into participation.

2020 partners

2020 archive

Fair Opening Hours

Friday 15 October 2021

VIP Preview – by invitation only

Saturday 16-23 October 2021

 Fair Opening : 11:00-19:00

 We are following the Swedish Health Authorities restrictions and recommendation in All the fair activities and of course Applying the highest standards of hygiene

Phone : +46 70 767 79 91 
E-mail: info@gallerisoho.se

Venue 2020

Empty retail spaces in downtown Västerås

Our office address

 

Stora gatan 18, Västerås, Sweden 

72212 

Hantverkargatan 10 , Västerås

 
 

Post address

 

Kopperbergs vägen 13, box 22, 72213 Västerås