London’s largest annual open-air pop-up gallery returns to Brixton

Urban Art in Brixton

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After a two-year break due to Covid-19, London’s largest annual free contemporary open-air art fair returns to Josephine Avenue in Brixton, London, on the 16th and 17th of July from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Artists will exhibit a selection of work along the sidewalks using the railings on either side of the road as an outdoor gallery. It’s a fantastic opportunity for visitors to see original pieces, talk to artists face-to-face and learn about the creative processes that created them.

Now celebrating its 20th year, this well-established event offers:

  • Affordable and credible exhibition space for new and established artists.
  • A creative showcase for South London artists.
  • Fundraising for local causes, which this year are Holy Trinity School, Jubilee Primary School, the Southside Rehabilitation project and Anchor Group, who will receive a percentage of sales made over the weekend.

More than 1,000 works will be on display from around 100 artists, from beginners to the more established, and with prices to match this is an event for all art lovers, regardless of budget.

This is a great opportunity to buy directly from a wide range of artists, including painters, printmakers, street artists, photographers and mixed media.

Urban Art was created in 2002 by Josephine Avenue resident and portraitist Timothy Sutton, who saw the railings on the street and realized it was a natural outdoor gallery.

Timothy said: “I knew from experience the lack of affordable and reliable exhibition space, so that was a little obvious.”

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