The event just gets bigger and better each year and for 2014 we are again dedicating the Brixton Hill end to a celebration of Street Art, the centre-piece being a London Underground Train that will be sprayed during the weekend by a team of visiting Street Artists.
Now celebrating its thirteenth year, this well established event provides: • Affordable and credible exhibition space for new and established artists. • A creative showcase for South London artists. • Fund raising for local causes including our 2014 charity partners Holy Trinity School, Jubilee Primary School and the Southside Rehabilitation centre, all of whom will receive a percentage of the sales made during the weekend.
Over 2,000 pieces of work will be on display from over 180 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 and photographers examples of which can be found at www.urbanart.co.uk.
With the Evening Standard listing us as one of the top 50 reasons for loving South London, and 10,000 visitors expected, Josephine Avenue promises to be the destination event this Summer.
Additional attractions for Urban Art 2014 include our mouth-watering selection of food stalls selling Hot Mexican, Spicy Caribbean, Brixton Street Food and Italien Frittata.
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 that local artists were desperate to find places to show their work and this seemed an obvious solution’ he said. ‘Without local volunteers and the help of the artists this event would never have happened so it just goes to show what a little people power can do.’
International print maker Stefan Gnosspelius, who has been exhibiting since 2002, added: “This event gives first time artists a unique chance to exhibit at an affordable price and get their work shown. 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”.
Urban Art also wish to thank Jardine Lloyd Thompson, SumUp, Veolia Environmental Services, Great Art and Lambeth Council for supporting this year’s event.
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