Urban Art, London's largest annual open-air Contemporary Arts Fair, will be returning to Josephine Avenue in London SW2 on the weekend of Saturday, July 8th, and Sunday, July 9th. 2023
The fair will take place from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on both days, and admission is free. And it looks fun! I will be showing my artwork there for first time, armed with a hat, smile and possibly a glass of vino. So, come, my reader, have a stroll, look at art, talk to the creators.
The event will transform the railings of Josephine Avenue into an open-air gallery, no cars, loads of art and I've heard there is traditionally good choice of street food. Expect a diverse selection of artwork along the pavements on both sides of the road. This immersive art experience offers visitors the opportunity to view original pieces, engage in face-to-face conversations with artists, and gain insights into their creative processes. Over 1,000 artworks from approximately 100 artists will be on display, catering to a wide range of tastes and budgets. Prices vary from under ten pounds to over £1,000, making it an inclusive event for art lovers.
Now in its twentieth year, this well-established art event is firmly on the calendar of London art lovers. Especially those of us who don't mind a stroll at a beautiful, leafy avenue totally covered with art. All that while munching tasty street food on a summer weekend. My kind of thing.
Additionally, Urban Art serves as a platform for fundraising for local causes. This year, the event will support Holy Trinity School, Jubilee Primary School, Southside Rehabilitation Project, and the Anchor Group. These organizations will receive a percentage of the sales made during the weekend.
Photo by Urban Art
Visitors can expect to find works by painters, printmakers, street artists, photographers, and mixed media artists. The website www.urbanart.co.uk showcases examples of the artwork available. My artwork can be seen at my online gallery and if you would like to receive my emails with events and new artwork please subscribe.
With the Evening Standard ranking Urban Art as one of the top 50 reasons for loving South London, and an expected turnout of 10,000 visitors, Josephine Avenue is set to be the must-visit destination this summer.
In addition to the art displays, Urban Art 2023 will feature a selection of food stalls to cater to hungry art enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy mouth-watering options such as Spicy Caribbean cuisine, tasty treats, and exceptional coffee.
Urban Art was established in 2002 by Timothy Sutton, a portrait artist and resident of Josephine Avenue. Inspired by the railings on the street, Sutton recognized their potential as a natural open-air gallery. Since then, the event has grown into a cherished annual tradition.