Our Story

Welcome to  Art & Innovation City Västerås.

The Art Fair idea came up as we were working on project crossing borders which were scheduled to be launched in several countries all over the world starting from October2020 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, to invite the whole world and arrange a bigger event!

We are promoting contemporary culture through Art, Design, Craft, and Innovation.

VIAF  is presenting high-quality and diversity of different media in an actual and virtual space that allows a large number of people to visit our fair.

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

With your help and collaboration, we can make this event a source of inspiration, cultural exchange, integration, education, and a portal for opportunities. By adding interesting activities to the event  such as Artist talks, lectures, workshops, guided tours, and discounted programs for schools and families 

By becoming a VIAF sponsor, you are automatically entering our Business club and you get to enjoy benefits and services from our company all the year such as Art rentals, After work events, Discounts and Participation in events organized inside or outside Sweden.

why support an art fair?

Driving Tourism

One of the most extraordinary things about art is its capability of turning any region into a choice tourism destination. Part of this ability comes from art’s wide appeal. From seniors to children, there are ways for everyone to engage in and learn from art. .

Creating Culture

When you think of some of the most culturally diverse and renowned cities on Earth, they all have at least one thing in common which is art. From local galleries to life-size wall murals Research has even shown that cities that emphasize art have more civic and social engagement, better child welfare and even lower poverty rates.

Stimulating business

Arts organizations stimulate business and economic growth in a community. The creative industries throughout the United States employ nearly 3 million people and make up around 4 percent of the nation’s businesses. These businesses and the creative people they employ, empower and support encourage innovation while playing a vital part in building and sustaining a local economy. Each year, non-profit arts and culture organizations alone pump an estimated $60 billion into the national economy

Put västerås in the art map

International Art Fair in Västerås will give a big helping hand and a huge step forward to our city economy in the coming future. Maybe due to COVID 19 won´t be many international tourists but hopefully by the 3rd year we will reach bigger numbers. If we work together to market this art fair , it will flourish and the results will be beneficial to all of us.

Help your local community

Due to the effect of COVID 19 many local brands were forced to shut down, which made a huge impact in the local market.
Now we want to turn this around and make this a positive opportunity for both artists and businesses in the heart of our city center.
As There are so many talented artists in Västerås who usually exhibits in other cities and abroad we also want to create an opportunity for them to show their works in a big event in their home town.

Visability to your brand

Västerås International Art Fair will put your brand in the prime locations of Västerås in the spotlight at one of the biggest Cultural events in the city so far . The Fair have both onsite and virtual platforms the onsite booths locations are shops in the middle of the city center.
Booth one : SoHo Art Shop (Stora gatan 18)
Booth two : Galleri SoHo . in Hantverkargatan , Centra.

Inspiring young minds

For art to remain a significant part of our society, we must pass it along to the younger generations. Art centers across the country do this by providing classes, programs and summer camps where youth go to learn, grow and create. It has even been found that children who receive education in the arts have higher GPAs, better test scores and lower dropout rates. By inspiring and encouraging children to embrace their individual creativity, we give the resources they need to succeed in life.

Inspiration & motivation to your cooperate

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.
Artists have poured creativity into the pieces they’ve produced, pursuing an artistic vision. It is near impossible not to feel enlightened and inspired. Meeting in such an inspiring Environment is a effective energy booster that will motivate your team and help them to thinking about creative solutions. Surely your VIP´s will appreciate to come along !

Sponsor Benifits

All Packages include the following benefits and much more depending on the chosen package.

Would you like a customized package? Feel free to contact us

Pre- event Recognition

 -Social media promotion  -Website presence -Email Blasts - Fair advertisements -Event Flyer -Press Release  

On site recognition

-Program inclusion -Branded VIP tent at entrance ( If allowed  due to COVID19 restrictions) -Logo on Event sponsor Banner -Logo on the shopping windows of all the fair booths which are located in downtown Västerås. -Logo on the front of the event t-shirt -Logo on Fair Flags - Cooperate item in goody bags -Logo on the back of the event t-shirt

Post event recognition

-Out going press release -Company newsletter -Thank you E-mail Blast

Support us to support

Our initiative is helpful and important  for our surrounding community and we would like your support to take this concept further and see it growing !

Choose your company package

5000 SEK

25000 SEK

50000 SEK

100000 SEK

Or Choose a support package

Private tour
Thank you gift
Thank you gift
Thank you gift
Thank you gift
Pre-Sale of limited pieces

Donate with preferred amount

Outside Sweden:

Account name : Societe för konst, scenkonst och kultur

Account -number: 49.785.28 Clearing number: 9023

IBAN- number : SE72 9020 0000 0902 3497 9528


Inside Sweden :

Bankgiro :537-1455 or Swish : 123-5368550