London’s largest annual open-air Contemporary Arts Fair returns to Brixton’s Josephine Avenue, writes Laura Burgoine…

Urban Art fair, now in its 17th year, is a creative showcase for local talent, and an affordable exhibition space for both new and established artists and makers.

Over 1,000 pieces of work are on display from over 100 artists, ranging from the novice to the established. Prices range from under a tenner to over £1000 with work from painters, printmakers, street artists, photographers and mixed media.

10,000 visitors are expected across the weekend, while this year also features a selection of food stalls selling Mexican food, Caribbean eats, healthy smoothies and coffee.

Urban Art was created in 2002 by Josephine Avenue resident and portrait artist Timothy Sutton who saw the railings in the street and realised it was a natural open air gallery. “I knew from experience the lack of affordable and credible exhibition space so this was a bit of a no-brainer really,” he said.

Urban Art fair takes place along the railings of Josephine Avenue, SW2, during the weekend of Saturday 14 July and Sunday 15 July from 10am to 6pm. Admission: free. www.urbanart.co.uk