Art on the Street

Art on the Street CIC was formed in 2009 and is a not for profit organisation run by 4 women who are committed to bringing fine art to an audience without the restrictions of a conventional gallery, supporting artists as they grow and develop and bringing a sense of community and life to the town centre during tough times.

Organisers, Harri, Marie, Steph & Steph aren't paid for their work with Art on the Street and are all working women with families. They require little sleep and were recently put forward as 'Queens of the High Street' for a national blog project set up by Dan Thompson (BBC talking head on the subject of High Streets, board member at the Artists Information Company, author of Pop-Up Shops for Dummies and the founder of Revolutionary Arts), highlighting inspirational women in UK High Streets.

The last Art on the Street saw around 120 artists selling their work alongside live music, performances, workshops and street food. The event sees footfall in Maidenhead High Street from it's usual 21,000 to over 40,000. Twice a year, artists queue for hours to ensure they secure a pitch at the events.

Art on the Street are the key sponsors of the Berkshire and Greater London Artists Networks and are the only social enterprise to hold an elected membership to the Fine Art Trade Guild, connecting them with over 400 galleries nationwide, notably winning an award at the national Art & Framing Industry Awards in recognition of their work in marketing fine art on a shoestring.

The next Art on the Street is Saturday 13th June 2015 in Maidenhead High Street, Berkshire. FREE ENTRY

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Art on the Street CIC is an award-winning social enterprise committed to providing opportunities for artists. Twice a year we showcase over 100 stands of fine art, prints and photography being sold direct from the artist, to a backdrop of fantastic entertainment - music, performances, free workshops, activities and street food.

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