Urban Art 2018 - 14th & 15th July
Urban Art 2018, is London’s largest annual open-air Contemporary Arts Fair and takes place along the railings of Josephine Avenue, London SW2, during the weekend of Saturday 14th July and Sunday 15th July from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Free entry.
Artists will be exhibiting an amazing selection of work along the length of the pavements using the railings on both sides of the road as an open air gallery. This is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to see original pieces, talk to artists face to face, and learn the creative processes involved. Now celebrating its seventeenth year, this well established event provides:
- Affordable and credible exhibition space for artists.
- A positive event for the local community.
- Fund raising opportunities for local good causes.
Over 1,000 pieces of work will be on display from over 100 artists ranging from the novice to the established and with prices to match this is an event for all art lovers, whatever the budget. Prices range from under a tenner to over £1,000 so this is a great opportunity to buy direct from a wide range of artists including painters, printmakers, street artists, photographers and mixed media examples of which can be found at www.urbanart.co.uk.
This year Urban Art will be raising money for Holy Trinity School, Jubilee Primary School, Southside Rehabilitation project and the Anchor Group, all of whom will receive a percentage of the sales made during the weekend. So you can still treat yourself with a purchase knowing your money is helping people in your neighbourhood.
Urban Art was created in 2002 by Josephine Avenue resident and portrait artist Timothy Sutton who saw the railings in the street and realised it was a natural open air gallery. "I knew from experience the lack of affordable and credible exhibition space so this was a bit of a no brainer really." International print maker Stefan Gnosspelius, who has been exhibiting since 2002, added: “The atmosphere is always great and the feedback from the public is always very encouraging. It’s one of my highlights of the year and one of the reasons I love living in Brixton”.