It’s been a long time coming but in-person art fairs are BACK, starting with The Other Art Fair in West Handyside Canopy, King’s Cross this July. The Other Art Fair is all about making art accessible – that means showcasing work from lots of emerging and independent artists, and selling them at non-Hirst prices of £100 and up. Over 110 artists will be at the fair, including Jen Gash, Dave Buonaguidi, Fujiko Rose, Ben Wakeling, James Earley and Yimiao Shih, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
And there’s plenty to keep you entertained in between all that browsing and buying. Artist Rachel Joy Price will be creating a bespoke mural in collab with the fair’s charity partner CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably); Bruce Asbestos will be installing a giant inflatable eye called ‘The Eye of Newt’, inspired by the witches in Macbeth; Stones legend Ronnie Wood will be exhibiting some of his brand new work as well as selling three exclusive limited-edition prints; handpoke tattoo artist Sticks not Stones will be in the house if you fancy getting some art done on yourself; Soho Radio will be on the decks on Thursday and Friday night; and El Rayo will be pouring tequila & tonic all weekend long.
The beauty of The Other Art Fair is that you get to meet the artists as well, so don’t be shy, let your eyes soak it all up, have a proper cultured day out, and maybe buy something for that blank wall that you’ll love for years to come. And you lucky LOTI readers can get 25% OFF tickets with the code LOTI25.
Thurs 1st – Sun 4th July 2021
West Handyside Canopy, 1 Wharf Road, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4BZ