Fantastic and free art events for October 2020

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A list of some fantastic artist events, including some submitted by the ArtWeb community, coming up in the month of October.

The Maker’s Fair

Contemporary designer crafts. The Maker’s Fair has a wonderful selection of original art, ceramics, prints, handmade clothes and jewellery available to buy directly from the makers.

Please be assured that this is a socially distanced event and strict measures are in place. Stalls are more spread out with a one-way system. There is hand sanitiser for visitors to use. For those that can, please wear a mask whilst in the main hall area.

Dates 3 October 2020
Cost  Free
Location St Augustine’s Arts and Events Centre | Stanford Ave, Brighton, BN1 6EA

Catford Arts Trail

The Catford Arts Trail is back for another year, featuring over 100 artists in dozens of local venues. It’s all in support of local artists, and bolsters the area’s abundant street art.

Dates  3–4 October and 10–11 October 2020
Cost  Free
Location Catford

IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair (Online)

This fall the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair is online from October 7 to November 1 with a full month of online public programs. Check the schedule for Print Week (actually Print Month this year!) for the schedule of online events with curators, artists, gallerists, critics, and fine art print publishers leading workshops and panel discussions about the past, present and future of printmaking, collecting, and scholarship.

Dates  7 October – 1 November 2020
Cost  Free
Location  Online

Bridget Riley: Prints 1962 – 2020

Bridget Riley, Standing Up Turning Round Lying Down, 2015

Cristea Roberts Gallery has announced its first solo exhibition with one of Britain’s greatest living artists, Bridget Riley. The exhibition will focus on Riley’s printmaking oeuvre, bringing together over fifty years of her graphic works. These rarely exhibited works, which come directly from the artist’s archive, will be displayed alongside a new print edition and wall drawing that will be unveiled at the exhibition.  Book your free visit online or email

Dates  11 September – 17 October 2020
Cost  Free
Location Cristea Roberts Gallery | 43 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5JG

About The Author

Adriana Paradiso

Adriana is a professionally trained editor and French–English translator of web articles, print books, and even the odd comedy sketch. She's worked across a number of industries, including arts, travel, and health. She lives in Toronto with her husband, several overflowing bookshelves, and her prized board game collection.

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