Your Guide to the November 2018 Wimbledon Art Fair

Your guide to the award-winning
Wimbledon Art Fair

This locally renowned 4-day event is an exclusive opportunity to see behind-the-scenes of the artist’s studios and buy affordable contemporary art, crafts and gifts directly from over 150 of the most talented artists and makers in London.

Here’s a quick guide to everything you need to know to ensure a great visit to Wimbledon Art Fair.

When is the Art Fair open?
Thursday 15th & Friday 16th: 2pm - 10pm
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th: 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 13 November and the winner will be announced via our Facebook page on Wednesday 14 November - enter here

 Maeve Doyle Opens Wimbledon Art Fair

Maeve Doyle Opens Wimbledon Art Fair

Can I come to the Official Launch Night?
Yes, you can. We're delighted to announce that BBC Arts Correspondent, Gallerist and Industry Expert, Maeve Doyle, will be here to officially open our 44th show on Thursday 15 November from 6.30pm - 10pm. There will be complimentary bar and live music from The Spenders too. We do have limited spaces available, so please make sure you RSVP here by 13 November to avoid disappointment.

 Live performance from Heidi Petite

Live performance from Heidi Petite

Are there any other events?
Head to Wimbledon Art Fair on Friday 16 November for our Late View Night. From 6pm-10pm, enjoy complimentary drinks, whilst listening to a live performance from Heidi Petite and viewing affordable contemporary art.

Which artists will be exhibiting at the Art Fair?
We have 150 of London's most exciting contemporary artists, exhibiting in the May 2018 Wimbledon Art Fair. Plan your visit and discover the artists 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?
Yes, plenty! Our sponsors Jackson-Stops will have kids’ activities on Saturday and Sunday, plus our artists are holding a variety of workshops and demonstrations for the whole family.

Are there any other activities?
From pottery demonstrations to Abstract Art talks, there's plenty to see and do.

How long should I spend at Wimbledon Art Fair?
As long as you wish! We recommend that it takes 4 hours to explore the whole of the Art Fair (don't worry, that includes a tea break too!). Don't have much time? Take a look at the exhibiting artists, circle your favourites and visit them. A member of staff can point you in the right direction, if you need a hand.

Is there food and drink available at the Art Fair?
Yes, we have Home Community 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 from By The Horns Brewery or seasonal mulled wine too.

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 9 - 12 May 2019. 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 1183 or enquiries@wimbledonartstudios.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you at the show