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London's Urban Art Fair Celebrates Its 10th Birthday

21-06-2012
 
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Founded in 2002 Urban Art 2012, 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.

So What's On Offer?
• Affordable and credible exhibition space for new and established artists.
• A creative showcase for South London artists.
• Fund raising for local causes including our 2012 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.

Around 2,000 pieces of work will be on display from over 160 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 8,000 visitors expected, Josephine Avenue promises to be the destination event that weekend.

Additional attractions for Urban Art 2012 include:

1) Saturday Sound Stage showcasing an eclectic mix of cool Summer Sounds.
2) Lots of Mouth watering food stalls selling Mexican, Spicy Caribbean and Indian wraps. iii) Pedestrianised Gallery area.

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 artist David Taylor, who has been exhibiting since 2008, added: “I am really looking forward to exhibiting at Urban Art’s tenth birthday. This event is unique to London and gave me my first chance to exhibit my work and start my career as a professional artist”.

Where

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.

Visit The Fair

" I'm curious as to why the article doesn't say where Josephine Avenue SW2 is. I live out of town and was interested to know where in "South London" it was. Google maps shows it to be in Lambeth. Is it in Herne Hill or Brixton - the two nearest stations? Does everyone know where it is or does everyone one use GPS these days? Or don't we name locations anymore using places... just numbers? Or (last question...) are the place names just too urban - even for "urban art"? " - 27-06-2012  

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