Sunday, 19 July 2009

Urban Art Success

Just finalised the numbers from the Urban Art Show in conjunction with UPFEST09. The great news is that we managed to contribute thousands of pounds to the NACOA charity, through the Private View, the Show, and the Auction.

Another very positive aspect of the show is that we received a whole new set of visitors to the gallery. We are passionate about creating a friendly and welcoming environment for all types of visitors who can see and buy a broad range of contemporary art in a comfortable environment. The feedback from the show is that we are achieving this and it makes us very happy that we are delivering on one of our key aims. Art sold for between £85 and £4,000, satisfying both the casual buyer and the serious collector.

As I regularly pass the Bristol City Museum it's great to see the queues getting even longer to see the Banksy show. So many new people are being introduced to art and Bristol, which can only be good for all art venues in the city.

As far as Urban Art is concerned, it remains a very lively movement and popular medium. I look forward to adding urban artists to the range of contemporary styles at View, as well as taking part in next year's UPFEST.