There are just a couple of days to go until Scotland’s biggest contemporary art market, Art Car Boot Sale, at Glasgow’s SWG3 between June 24 and 25. So, we thought we’d tell you everything you need to know when it comes to buying art and the event itself.
Art Car Boot Sale is organised by Patricia Fleming Gallery and SWG3 and will unite over 100 renowned artists from across Scotland and beyond, selling their artwork from the boots of cars, vans, bikes, or even skateboards.
What kind of art can be found at the Art Car Boot Sale?
With prices ranging from £5 to £5000, from limited edition prints to handmade ceramics, the abundance of choice within the market is rather wholesome. You can find works of renowned artists with pieces displayed in galleries around the world along with emerging artists: printmakers and painters sitting alongside photographers and sculptors. Art lovers can expect to witness a mix of unique works on show. What is more, there is a huge chance to get your hands on one-of-a-kind artwork, limited editions, and new work coming fresh from the artists’ studios.
Highlights of this year’s list of artists include Claire Barclay, Amanda Seibæk, Sekai Machache, David Sherry, Bronwen Sleigh, Toby Paterson, and Scott Myles, while the exhibiting organisations and galleries include 16 Nicholson St, A-M-G5, Strata, and M.A.R.S. Print Studio.
Can I meet the artists?
You sure can – all of the artists will be there at their stalls. Art Car Boot Sale is a great chance to meet the artists and discuss their artwork, the ins and outs of their inspiration, the meaning of life and more.
What else to expect?
Well, because Art Car Boot Sale is taking place at SWG3, it’s only fitting DJs will be spinning tunes throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. For those who get a wee bit hungry from all the art hunting, street food vendors will be on-site with options, including delicious subs from Yella, and vegan options from Fergie’s Kitchen. For those like me with a sweet tooth, there will be light bites and cakes available from Ruby Flowers, as well as ice cream from Tony’s Ice Cream. The Acid Bar will be open for coffee and seating, with SWG3’s garden and warehouse terraces open all day, perfect for enjoying the summer weather. So, let’s hope for some decent weather!
Even if you’re on a tight budget and cannot buy anything (we admire your willpower), it’s still an awesome wee day out looking at art and chatting with artists. So, if you’re just as excited as us, you can grab your tickets on the Patricia Fleming Gallery website.