MORE than 3,000 art-lovers packed Oxford Town Hall for a weekend-long show of global talent.

Oxford’s first International Art Fair, pictured, featured work from 150 artists – including many from Oxfordshire.

Organiser Joelle Dinnage, inset, said: “It’s the first time Oxford has ever held such an art fair. I was completely overwhelmed by how many people came. It was great.”

The event started with an opening preview on Friday night, featuring music and live painting sessions. The fair drew to a close yesterday.

All of the artwork shown was available to buy, with some coming from artists based in Japan, Russia and India.

Ms Dinnage, 28, from Marley Close, Oxford, organised the event with Natal Vallve from the Global Art Agency. Pictures: OX65067 Jon Lewis