About Us & FAQ's

nightfair

About Us & FAQ's

Welcome to the NightFair, a series of curated events both online and in-person. By providing an outlet for gothic and alternative artwork, we aim to support small businesses and individual artists, both on a local and international level.

 

In-person events

Our in-person events consist of NightFair Markets, held in the South of England with plans to expand to further locations in the future. Click HERE to see our upcoming events. Our events are free to attend, and usually have much higher footfall than comparative events. Being evening events, we have less ‘walk-in’ and higher proportions of visitors attending with the intention of visiting. This means the general atmosphere is also much friendlier and positive than other events.

 

These are curated events, meaning all applications are individually reviewed and not on a first-come-first-serve basis. This enables us to ensure we have the finest work across the widest range of mediums. We review and accept applications in stages, so applying early increases your chances of being accepted. We also absolutely love artists just starting out, and work really hard to make our events as professional and easy-to-attend as possible.

 

Online events

 

Our online events are Secret Auctions, held via our Instagram @nightfair_market. Artists submit work, and pay an admission fee per accepted piece. We then advertise the pieces in advance and direct everyone to the auction date. These auctions run for 24 hours at a time, with pieces being auctioned on our Story open to blind bids. The highest bidders details after 24 hours are passed directly onto the Artist to arrange payment and shipping. Applications to artists are open worldwide for these auctions, with the only conditions being the pieces fit our general gothic/alternative theme and are able to be shipped worldwide. 

 

We run these events in our ‘spare’ time (we dedicate every monday & thursday to NF admin) alongside running our own small businesses. As artists ourselves we know how important a well run event is and work really hard to make sure everything is perfect. Please check out our work - Selina's Skullpturas & Imogen's Acid Ichor, and join us on the NightFair FaceBook group: NightFair Art Share & Selling Hints and Tips.

 

FAQ’s

 

How much is a stall?

Stall prices vary depending on the venue, please see the application form for the specific event you wish to attend.

 

How do I apply to a market?

Please click the links on our upcoming events page to apply.

 

How do I apply to an ONLINE auction?

Please click the links on our upcoming events page to apply.

 

Do my products/services fit the “theme” and will I be accepted if I apply?

As we curate the event, priority is given to anyone who is a gothic/alternative/unusual artist. We limit the number of artists of each medium, so early applications help.

 

Do I need Public Liability Insurance to apply?

You do not need it to apply, but WILL need it at least a month before the event to attend (stallholders only).

 

Can I cancel my booking?

Absolutely, however deposits & payments are non-refundable. We only take a small non-refundable deposit to cover fees.

 

Is the event ticketed?

No, all our events are FREE ENTRY. You can, however, purchase VIP EARLY ENTRY tickets to gain an extra half an hour before the doors open to the general (unticketed) public. This gives you access to the finest pieces each artist has to offer before anyone else. We limit these to 50 tickets per event - so it allows for a calmer environment too.

 

Are children allowed?

Yes, parental discretion is advised as some items are extremely fragile & explicit.

 

Is there wheelchair access?

There will always be disabled access to our events.

 

Are dogs allowed?

Registered service dogs only - our events get very busy at times & there are fragile artworks on display. We are not able to insure against any damages from dogs so they’re strictly forbidden unless they are a registered service dog.