The annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair returns this summer with a new theme and location in Vauxhall, London, the birthplace of Vauxhall Motors. Taking place on Sunday 9th July, the one day festival promises another eclectic line-up of artists who will be selling exclusive pieces from the boots of both new and vintage Vauxhall cars.
One of the biggest and most fun-packed events of the summer arts calendar, the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will build on the success of last year’s event at East London’s Truman Brewery, by taking place in the streets of Vauxhall’s vibrant new gallery district. The main fair will take place inside The Workshop, a fabulous new events space on Whitgift Street, the former workshops of The London Fire Brigade.
This festival will put the public directly in front of a stellar line-up of sought-after artists, including Sir Peter Blake, Marcus Harvey, Gavin Turk, Pam Hogg, Bob & Roberta Smith, Polly Morgan, and Rachel Howard, who will all pitch up in person. The 2017 theme is ‘The Original’, so expect rare opportunities to snap up lots of genuine and exclusive bargains. The exuberant art fair promises to be a pinnacle event on a Sunday for art aficionados – all a stone’s throw from the former Vauxhall Ironworks Company where the original tiller-steered cars were made in 1903.
A special commission designed by artist Kristjana Williams will see a limited edition Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer, wrapped with her unique and vibrant cartographic designs. With marching street bands and a special art car convoy, this family-friendly event celebrating art and frivolity will be a highlight in the heart of Vauxhall this summer.
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is a staple event in the calendar for us at Vauxhall Motors,” says Denis Chick, Director of Communications. “We’re pleased to be on board for another year, this time going back to our roots in Vauxhall, South London for an even bigger production. This event is for everyone, regardless of your art expertise, and we’ll be dusting off some of our own ‘Originals’ from Vauxhall’s heritage collection.”
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair takes place on Sunday 9th July from Whitgift Street, London SE11 between 12-6pm. Entry is priced at £5.