The first ever Viral Art Car Boot Fair is coming to a screen near you, the “famously exuberant” one-day event will come to you this September…

I just ran this news story on the Organ website, I guess, in the interests of self-promotion and trumpet blowing and the art of shouting about ourselves as us artists are often reluctantly forced to do, I should post the news here…


“Calling all Art Lovers! The first ever Viral Art Car Boot Fair is coming to a screen near you on Sunday 20th September, from 12-6pm. We’re incredibly excited to announce that, in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve developed a new online version of our famously exuberant one-day event. Artists such as Gavin Turk, Polly Morgan, Marcus Harvey, Sara Pope, Helen Beard, Pam Hogg and Pure Evil will be creating and selling original artworks through our new bespoke website, all for astonishing ‘car boot’ prices. ”

The Viral Art Car Boot Fair will be a bespoke new online experience bringing you the anticipation, the buzz, the queues, direct interactions, unexpected delights, random art drops, countdowns, and all manner of surprises! All the fun of the ACBF direct to you with spectacular boot fair bargains plus live access to over 100 artists!


Each artist will have their own virtual car boot ‘pitch’ featuring not only all of their exclusive artworks made just for the day, but also specially created films and live links direct to their studios or bathrooms or wherever they may be. We’re told there will be countdowns, waiting rooms, live links direct to artists’ studios, quirky interactions – and more than a few surprises along the way. Find out more about how you can join the fun by clicking the link that’s coming up right now and heading to the official website

And in the interests of opennnnness and honesty, unlike a Tory MP, we really should declair my own interest, we Cultivate founders are amongst the artists once again invited to take part in the exuberance, myself and fellow painter Emma Harvey will be broadcasting live from the studio yard here with the help of all kinds of who knows who or what. We haven’t seen the full list of participating artists yet, watch this space or watch the Organ pages or better still the Official event website we gave you the link to in the last paragraph (sw)