Everything from live street art to Arabic calligraphy will be on show in Brixton over the coming weekend in London’s largest annual open-air art fair.
Now in its fifteenth year, the Urban Art fair will see the railings of Josephine Avenue hung with hundreds of pictures while stalls sell street food and drinks.
Some 10,000 visitors are expected and more than 2,000 pieces of art will be on show.
Top graffiti artists, including south London’s Wayne Seales (Wrist 77), will be creating live at a street art area at the Brixton Hill end of the avenue.
Not only does the fair offer new and established artists high footfall but affordable exhibition space, it also raises funds for local causes.
Prices should range from £10 up to £1,000 and painters, printmakers, street artists, photographers and mixed media creators will be selling their wares.
Josephine Avenue resident and portrait artist Timothy Sutton created Urban Art in 2002. He saw the railings and realised they made the street a natural open air gallery.
“I knew from experience the lack of affordable and credible exhibition space so this was a bit of a no-brainer really,” he says.
Print maker Stefan Gnosspelius, who has been exhibiting since 2002, says: “The atmosphere is always great and the feedback from the public is always very encouraging.
“It’s one of my highlights of the year and one of the reasons I love living in Brixton”.
The fair runs from 10am to 6pm on both days. Josephine Avenue starts near the Sainsbury’s at the junction of Tulse Hill and Brixton Water Lane.
More at the Urban Art website