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The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair returns this summer

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair returns this summer

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is back and set to kick off the summer season on Sunday 14 June with a fresh line-up of artists and entertainment.

In the heart of Shoreditch, at the Brick Lane Yard, a mix of established and up-and-coming artists will pitch up to sell their original and limited edition works of art out of the back of new and vintage Vauxhall cars.

This year a select number of artists including Rachel Howard, Ben Eine, Vic Reeves and Matt Small will be creating art pieces using car bonnets, which have been provided by Vauxhall Motors, as their canvas.

The Vauxhall Art Car Bonnets will be auctioned on the day to raise money for charity. The car park will be full of English eccentricity, incredible bargains, cool art, eclectic wares and madcap performances including Richard Strange's Daylight Cabaret.

Karen Ashton, founder and curator of the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, said: "This year the Art Car Boot Fair is all about packing even more into our car park, exciting new artists, extraordinary performances and a dog show to boot, literally in the boot  we have a lightly canine theme for 2015 and lots to announce over the coming weeks."

Denis Chick, director of communications at Vauxhall Motors, added: "The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair has a special place in our event calendar, showcasing the best of British art and for one day only, making it accessible to anyone and everyone. It also gives us a chance to 'fire up' our fabulous Vauxhall heritage fleet.

"Whether it's the Victor Estate, which cost £861.66 in 1963, 'droop snoot' Firenza inspired by Concorde, or Viva HA, which sold over 100,000 in only 10 months after its introduction, the cars on display take people down memory lane. People keep coming back for more and this year is set to be another rip-roaring art success, with some interesting announcements to come."

Open to thousands of visitors, the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is an art-buying frenzy from the moment the doors open. There's something for every pocket, with works on sale for between £10 and £1,000.

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert