Step inside our Brighton Fringe Festival street market, and buy art direct from the artists who create it
The Fringe Festival event we’ve been waiting for the entire month of May is almost here – it’s so close we can almost touch it! Yes, we’re talking about the annual Art Yard Sale and yes, maybe we’re a little biased. But we’re excited because we genuinely love sharing this event with you.
#This coming Sunday (3rd June 2018) we’ll be setting up shop/ stalls in Jubilee Square in Brighton where, between 11am and 5pm, a great selection of the Brighton gallery's family of artists will be turning into market hawkers for the day, selling their artworks to you direct.
Here's a taste of last year's event
If you’ve never been to the Art Yard Sale before and that’s all a little too vague for you, this is what you need to know:
The Brighton gallery's Art Yard Sale has been running for the past three years and, despite the crazy weather in its first year, the event has become bigger and more popular each year.
The lineup of artists changes each year, so you never experience the same sale twice. This year you’ll find a range of talent from Art + Believe to Joe Webb, via RYCA, COY! Communications, Maria Rivans and Benjamin Thomas Taylor, to name just a few.
|Benjamin Thomas Taylor
The joy of the sale is that the artists themselves sell their work to you directly, whether it’s limited edition prints, one-off originals or special-price works. The pieces cross a whole range of styles, techniques and finishes, so there really is something for everyone.
The gallery ‘funny’ money is the only money accepted by the artists on site, for various reasons including general security. It’s not quite the same thing as Monopoly money, but it works like this: on the day of the sale, you can change regular cash (pound sterling, that is) for gallery money in our nearby gallery on Brighton’s Bond Street, between 9 and 11am. You can also change money at the sale itself, but we would recommend doing it early so you don’t miss out on the art you have your eye on. (See more about our ‘funny’ money T&Cs at the Art Yard Sale website)
As well as art, there’s live music and performances throughout the day from the best of Brighton’s very own buskers – show them a little love if you’re enjoying their work, too.
We think that’s enough reasons for you to come join in the fun in the North Laines this Sunday, 3rd June, 11am-5pm. Help us see the Brighton Fringe Festival out in style.
If you need any further information about the Art Yard Sale, visit artyardsale.co.uk or drop into the gallery to ask one of our art advisors.