Urban Art 2020 goes Virtual
Brixton’s annual street art fair is going ‘virtual’ this year due to the impracticality of holding a socially distanced event, but don’t worry we plan to be back at our usual venue in beautiful tree lined Josephine Avenue next year. Meantime, please support our exhibitors this year by viewing their galleries and invest in some art. As well as helping our exhibitors this will also generate much needed income for our loyal charity partners who would usually be helping us over the weekend.
Our Virtual Art Fair
Urban Art is a great opportunity to buy work direct from our seventy three exhibitors and a chance to discover a wealth of creative skills, including Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Mixed Media and Street Art. Exhibitors range from the novice to the established and with prices to match this really is an event for all art lovers, whatever your budget.
This year’s theme for the Urban Art Fair schools project is ‘Equality Diversity Respect‘ to embrace diversity and highlight the importance of equality and respect in the school community and the wider society. Click here to see more.
Helping the local community
As well as providing affordable and credible exhibition space for South London artists, the event also raises money for local good causes. Artists will be asked to donate 10% of their sales during the weekend to our charity partners who this year are:
HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL and JUBILEE PRIMARY SCHOOL. Funds raised at Urban Art will be used to provide extra facilities for local children. In the past money has been spent on playground soft surfaces and classroom equipment. With government funding cut to the bone, this extra money provides a much needed resource to help improve the prospects for our next generation.
SOUTHSIDE REHABILITATION PROJECT was set up to help re-establish work habits for those whose lives have been interrupted by mental illness. This includes accessing adult education, work placements and support to find a job. The training takes place in one of their three social enterprises; catering, cleaning, and print. This helps improve social interaction skills, confidence, independence and promote greater social inclusion. www.sra-ltd.co.uk
THE ANCHOR GROUP is based at Corpus Christi church at the end of Josephine Avenue on Brixton Hill. The group provides valuable services to our local community providing help, support and activities to those in need. Like the other charity partners, we would not be able to run our event in Josephine Avenue without their volunteers to marshal the event.