Brixton’s annual street art fair will again go virtual this year because of the impracticality of holding a socially distanced event.
“But don’t worry we plan to be back at our usual venue in beautiful tree-lined Josephine Avenue next year,” say organisers.
You can support Urban Art’s exhibitors this year by viewing their galleries and invest in some art.
“As well as helping our exhibitors, this will also generate much needed income for our loyal charity partners who would usually be helping us over the weekend.”
Urban Art is a great opportunity to buy work direct from its growing list of exhibitors and an opportunity to discover a wealth of creative skills, including painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media and street art.
Exhibitors range from the novice to the established. With prices to match, this is an event for all art lovers, whatever their budget.
As well as providing affordable and credible exhibition space for South London artists, the event also raises money for local good causes.
Artists will be asked to donate 10% of their sales during the weekend to Urban Art’s charity partners who this year are:
HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL and JUBILEE PRIMARY SCHOOL. Funds raised at Urban Art will be used to provide extra facilities for local children. In the past money has been spent on playground soft surfaces and classroom equipment. With government funding cut to the bone, this extra money provides a much needed resource to help improve the prospects for our next generation.
SOUTHSIDE REHABILITATION PROJECT was set up to help re-establish work habits for those whose lives have been interrupted by mental illness. This includes accessing adult education, work placements and support to find a job. The training takes place in one of their three social enterprises: catering, cleaning, and print.
This helps to improve social skills, confidence, independence and to promote greater social inclusion.
THE ANCHOR GROUP is based at Corpus Christi church at the end of Josephine Avenue on Brixton Hill.
The group provides valuable services to our local community providing help, support and activities to those in need. Like the other charity partners, we would not be able to run our event in Josephine Avenue without their volunteers to marshal the event.