Brixton artists welcome the public for Lambeth Open 2014

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 14.39.56At a time when people complain they don’t know their neighbours, here’s an opportunity to not only say hello but snap up some of their original, innovative and exquisite artwork too.

Next weekend (October 4 and 5) local artists and crafts people will open up their workshops, studios and homes to showcase their work and invite visitors to get a unique insight into their individual creative processes. Taking part in the Lambeth Open, a fantastic range of arts and crafts will be on display including paintings, sculptures, photography, textiles, jewellery and prints.

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Organiser and artist Tim Sutton, who also runs the hugely popular Urban Art art fair in Josephine Avenue, said: “This is an affordable way for artists in the borough to show their work and a very accessible way for visitors to see art and craft work, and meet the people who created them.

A painting by Tim Sutton – artist and organiser of Lambeth Open – catch his work at the Portico Gallery

“Lambeth has a rich resource of creative people and we really should be showing this off to the rest of London.”

This is your chance to discover the wealth of talent hidden away in the borough and visit arts and exhibition venues local to you. For a list of where to go, visit Doors will be open from 10am to 6pm each day and admission to all venues is fantastically free.

There is plenty to see across Brixton in the Lambeth Open. You can visit all or any of the below to view some fantastic arts and crafts and learn more about the design process.