Urban Art Fair London
If you love urban contemporary art and want to meet those who make it, you will want to attend the Urban Art Fair London that takes place every year in early July on the Josephine Avenue in South London. Painters, print makers, photographers, and mixed media artists gather on the leafy avenue and set up their stalls, exhibiting every imaginable kind of street art. Most of them are emerging young artists, so there’s a lot going on.
It’s not just art that you’re getting. There’s a lot of good food from a variety of international cuisines, and live art events such as on the spot painting sessions, not to mention that you get the chance to meet a lot of interesting people, all of them sharing your passion for art. Around 200 artists, mostly from the UK, were involved with the Urban Art Fair London 2013, which featured, among other things, a blazing live graffiti painting session that turned nine white walls into colourful eye-candy.
What’s great about the Urban Art Fair London is that you can talk with working artists, even make friends with them. They all bring artworks for sale, and some of the pieces will leave you breathless. Bring some money with you and you’ll return home with many wonderful artworks fit to adorn your walls. Artists attending the fair are usually flexible when it comes to the prices, so you can always negotiate with them.
If you love contemporary art, not only to look at it but also to buy it, you shouldn’t miss the Urban Art Fair London. It offers an experience totally unlike that you get by visiting a contemporary art gallery or museum. So make sure you’re heading to Josephine Avenue in July 2014. Next year’s fair is probably going to be the biggest so far.