Västerås International Art Fair
17 -24 October 2020
Our Story !
Welcome to Art City Västerås and our first International Art fair.
The Art Fair idea came up as we were working on project crossing boarders :https://projectcrossingborders.weebly.com/ which was scheduled to be launched in several countries all over the world starting from October but due to the Covid 19 out bread we had to re-schedule all the other spaces except ours in Sweden as we weren´t forced to shut down.
So we said why not invite the whole world and arrange a bigger event !
The art fair will be held between 17 th and 24 th of October in the city center and span over a
large area with many exhibitors.
Västerås is only an hours train ride from Stockholm and also
close to Uppsala, and the city center is walking distance from the train.
My name is Ghada Zaky and I have been running Gallery Soho in the heart of Västerås for a
couple of years together with my husband. We currently have 2 galleries which along with
some other venues in the city center will hold the Art fair.
I am a clothes designer by profession, educated in Egypt, and I enjoy working with designers
and artists from all over the world and sharing their work with my local community.
We now have a big community of art lovers and artists in Västerås as well as national and
international guests and artists. We arrange events and lectures as well as ongoing
As our network has been growing we now feel it is time to invite more people to join us and
enjoy world class artists and designers from different parts of the world.
We will see representation not only from Nordic and European artists but also from Africa, Asia
and Middle East. You will see original art that is the sign of true artist wherever they
come from. You will also hear talented speakers that will inspire you to see more in Art and
in your own environment.
Art is so important in difficult times like this, and can be a comfort and inspiration by it´s
beauty and 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 on-line.
So welcome to join us in Västerås or on our on-line platform where you can access and
purchase some of the beautiful art pieces from our visiting artists.