The newly named Wimbledon Art Fair launches in a weeks time and this November, it's going to be bigger and better than ever.
Over 150 artists open their studio doors for four days, welcoming you to browse, discover and buy directly from them. Immerse yourself in our creative community and explore a collection of unique artworks and gifts.
Highlights of the weekend include:
THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER at 6.30pm
OFFICIAL LAUNCH NIGHT
Keith Brymer Jones, ceramicist and judge on BB2's The Great Pottery Throw Down, is here to launch the 25th Wimbledon Art Fair. Plus there's a free bar and live music... one not to be missed! RSVP here by 12.11.17.
FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER at 7pm
ART AUCTION IN AID OF ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL CHARITY
Join us as we auction a unique collection of original contemporary artworks, donated by our established and emerging artists.
The money raised from this auction will help the Arts Team at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to continue to expand their art collection, as well as supporting their innovative arts programmes that enhances the well-being of the 3.5 million patients who visit the Trust each year.
When is the Art Fair open?
Thurs 16 & Fri 17 Nov: 2pm - 10pm
Sat 18 & Sun 19 Nov: 11am - 6pm
Do I need a ticket?
There's no need to book your FREE ticket to the Wimbledon Art Fair, but if you do you could win £200 to spend at the show! Entries close at midnight on Tuesday 14 Nov - enter here
Which artists will be exhibiting at the Art Fair?
We have over 150 artists taking part in the 25th anniversary show, this November. You can view the full catalogue here
How do I get there?
The Art Fair takes place at Wimbledon Art Studios, SW17 0BB
By car: We have limited parking available, please use public transport where possible.
By rail: Our nearest stations are Tooting Broadway (Northern Line) and Earlsfield (National Rail)
By bus: The 44/77/270 run along Garrett Lane, between Tooting Broadway and Earlsfield Stations.
The 493 can be taken from Wimbledon Railway Station, along Plough Lane. Alight at the Wimbledon Stadium Stop.
Will there be anything for the children to do?
There certainly is! Art-K will be in studio 221, with lots of activities for the kids. Plus there will be workshops with Jacqui Kelly of Totally Sugar, screen printing with Jane Bain and many more. Pick up your activities programme from the reception desk when you arrive.
Are there any other activities?
From pottery demonstrations to Abstract Art talks, there's plenty to see and do.
Is there food and drink available at the Art Fair?
Yes, we have Mood Food Cafe providing culinary delights over the weekend and Cafe 2 U providing a selection of hot drinks. You can also enjoy a glass of Prosecco, beer or festive mulled wine at the bar.
Making a day of it? Pop into Ben's Canteen for a delicious brunch or hearty burger before or after the show.
I'm in a wheelchair, will I be able to see the studios?
Yes, of course. There is wheelchair-friendly access to 7 out of the 8 floors, so there's plenty to see. Accessible toilets and blue badge parking bays will also be available.
Can I pay by card at the Art Fair?
Yes, we can accept all major cards in the payment office and at the bar.
How can I support the Art Fair?
As a not-for-profit organisation, we are very grateful for any support we receive. There will be a number of donation stations across the 8 floors. Recommended donation is £4, which will go a long way to helping fund the show and supporting our artists.
When is the next Art Fair?
The next Wimbledon Art Fair is the 10 - 13 May 2018. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with all our news until then.
If you have any questions, you can get in touch on 0208 947 1883 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you at the show