Calling arty types and gallery-dwellers everywhere! From 7th-10th of March you are creatively invited to the Affordable Art Fair, a safe and educational space for art amateurs, enthusiasts and experts alike. We’ve joined up with the fabulous Affordable Art Fair for their latest edition at Battersea Evolution, where our innovative and equally creative suppliers - Dough & Deer and Papi Churro - will be serving up their pièces de résistance! Here’s all you need to know about the Battersea Spring Fair and the food you’ll be holding aloft as you marvel at 1000’s of contemporary artworks…
What’s the Affordable Art Fair all about?
20 years ago Affordable Art Fair opened its doors for the first time in London’s Battersea Park. Art lovers from far and wide flocked to browse and buy a plethora of contemporary paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs in an educational, open and friendly space. Fast forward a successful two decades, Affordable Art Fair has seen over 2.5 million visitors on a global scale, their fairs now operating in multiple cities across the world from London to New York, Singapore to Stockholm.
In between browsing the phenomenal showcase of contemporary art, Affordable Art Fair have curated a programme of innovative talks, interactive workshops, artist performances, activities for the little ones, live music and the best food and drink in the biz (cue: Dough & Deer & Papi Churro!). It’s a top day out for the whole family and an amazing opportunity to get immersed in the world of art, no matter your previous exposure.
"I’d love to welcome you to the Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring 2019. We’ll be in back in beautiful Battersea Park in March, and with over 100 galleries exhibiting contemporary artworks from all over the world there is so much to explore. Come down and soak up the chilled atmosphere, have a drink with your friends, grab some food, and just get stuck in!"
Lucinda Costello, Fair Director, Affordable Art Fair UK
I want to go - give me the deets!
This year’s Battersea Spring Fair will feature a curated collection of original artworks, produced by an array of living artists, from over 100 international galleries - all available to take home on the day from a very affordable £50, up to £6000. Not only this, but you’ll be able to collect pieces for a good cause too! Affordable Art Fair has officially partnered with the NSPCC - they will be hosting a booth of donated art, and Private View ticket proceeds will be going to the charity. The 18th edition of Battersea Spring will encapsulate the theme and use of colour - with an illustrious and varied programme of events to explore this colour concept in a wider context; look out for Mothers Who Make, Collage Club, and Colour Yourself Creative by London Fine Art Studios!
Where: Battersea Evolution When: 7-10 March Booking: You can purchase your tickets for Affordable Art Fair here
Tickets for the event range from £8 - £25 and are available both online and on the door. However we’ve secured a half price discount - simply pop the code FEASTIT in at checkout to redeem. Plus, a little birdy at Affordable Art Fair told us there is currently an exclusive free Friday offer on for a limited time if you sign up to their mailing list and use the code in their newsletters - result!
Who’s there from Feast It!?
We feel so fortunate to be partnering with Affordable Art Fair for this contemporary and thought-provoking event and are very excited to announce that our two incredible suppliers, Dough & Deer and Papi Churro, shall be in residence! Here’s a taste of what you can expect from these guys whilst you immerse yourself in colour and culture:
Dough & Deer
Dough and Deer's oven can reach soaring temperatures of 600 degrees and is capable of cooking a 10-inch pizza in just 90 seconds! Not much queueing for your guests then...
They craft their beautiful pizza by selecting the freshest ingredients, using distinctive sourdough, the finest San Marzano tomatoes and a variety of carefully chosen toppings that can satisfy all taste buds. They genuinely enjoy going the extra mile to ensure their customers have an amazing eating experience with them and are not satisfied unless their guests leave with a new love for traditional Italian pizza.
Fresh, feisty and flavoursome - there’s no way you’d not want a slice of their best in your mitts as you scope out the artspace!
To find out more about their menu and the story behind the brand, take a look at their profile here.
These two London boys decided to quit their jobs in the city to travel across Europe testing out every type of dessert they could get their hands on! Two food trucks and thousands upon thousands of churros later, the perfection that is Papi Churro was born!
This isn't just your average dessert, the boys take a huge amount of pride in both the brand image that they've created over the last few years and the quality and presentation of the food that they produce. The churros are second to none.
Papi Churro specialise in traditional churros, baked to perfection and dusted in cinnamon, but wait until you hear how they pimp them out! Their menu includes a wide range of deliciously interesting toppings; from the Oreo Deluxe to the Salt Bae, all indulgences are catered for!
*For all the inside info on Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring, What’s On and how to get there, make sure to check out their website here.