Vauxhall is set to begin its annual Art Car Boot Fair, a traveling fair which sees renowned British artists pack a modified Vauxhall Vivaro van, nicknamed the Vauxhall Art Cargo, full of their art and drive it to several venues and events across the UK, where they display and sell their pieces for a discounted price.
According to Vauxhall, the fair will feature both famous and up and coming artists who will personally sell their original and limited edition works of art out of the back of the van. The fair is famous for being the day the art community lets itself loose, coming together to fill car parks with quintessentially British works of art and performances. No matter your income, there’s something for everyone at the art fair, with works typically on sale for anywhere between £10 to £1,000.
“Having established the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair as a dynamic and thrilling art marketplace as well as a thoroughly entertaining afternoon for all our art loving visitors in London, it made perfect sense to take our show on the road to engage with new audiences and new artists around the country,” said Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair founder and curator, Karen Ashton.
The traveling fair will kick off with an event on Brick Lane in east London on June 8th, and will then hit the road, heading to Liverpool on July 5th as part of the opening weekend of the Liverpool Biennial and then to Folkestone on August 30th as part of the Folkestone Triennial. More tour dates may be announced in the future.