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What your £125 entry fee contributes a small part towards:

  • The huge organisation of this complicated and wide-spread community event
  • Brand new graphics and new-look website
  • Dedicated Publicity Manager
  • No sales commission from the Chester Art Beat or your venue during the event – rare!
  • The massive publicity listed here costing in excess of £7,500
  • Your bio with your contact details on our website until we renew it for for 2024 – our next scheduled event
  • In 2022 a free opportunity to meet with our Publicity Manager and Official Photographer Elizabeth Biggs prior to the event. She will offer advice on event promotion, maximizing your audience, some tips to make the most of the event, collecting your new audience, pricing considerations, sales strategy and follow-up sales. She is also offering a free photographic headshot
  • An exclusive invitation to the Artists Gathering Event in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Chester Cllr John Leather and Lady Mayoress Heather Leather: at Chester Cathedral (refectory)  Friday 1st July (artists can purchase two tickets @ £10 each)
  • In 2022 those of you offering the free ‘have a little go’ opportunity to the public for 2 x 45 minutes per day there is some funding to cover materials
  • A dedicated WhatsApp group for participating artists to connect and support each other
  • A Pinterest page to view and add to for practical displaying/exhibiting ideas
  • An amazing feel-good factor at being involved with this fabulous community event not only selling work and gaining commissions (hopefully!!!) but encouraging creativity and well being through art making in the people of and visitors to Chester