Brixton Urban Art Fair’s call for help

Urban Art Fair 2011

The organisers of a 10-year-old Brixton art institution have called on culture-lovers to dig deep to support the show.

The Open Arts project, which runs the Urban Art Fair in Josephine Avenue each July, needs support to pay hefty road closure fees imposed by the council at a full commercial rate.

Organisers also need cash to help with the printing costs of Lambeth Open, an “embryonic” project which opens up studios, galleries and homes in the borough for a weekend of art in October.

Urban Art Fair, now in it’s tenth year, will see 150 artists descend on Josephine Avenue, Brixton, on 14 and 15 July to exhibit their creative work.

Organiser Tim Sutton, a Josephine Avenue resident of 24 years, told the Blog: “We passionately believe that art makes a local area like Brixton what it is.

“It offers a flavour of the community and make somewhere a place worth living in.”