Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair heads to Margate

Vauxhall's Art Car Boot Fair is taking up residence at Margate's Turner Contemporary this August bank holiday for the first time.

Lured by the sea, the light, the eccentric and the eclectic, the Boot Fair will be in Margate for one day only, Sunday 30th August. Former home to renowned artists Tracey Emin and JMW Turner, Margate is both quintessential English seaside and vibrant town with a thriving arts and cultural scene with Turner Contemporary at its centre.

As such, Vauxhall says it's 'the perfect location' for this exuberant art event where famous artists make special works just for the day and turn up in person to do business with the public directly. With a line-up including Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Rachel Howard, Vic Reeves and Sir Peter Blake, all the highlights from the flagship London event, and welcoming a new array of artists and performers handpicked from the fresh scene of local talent, the event will be an un-missable day out for art lovers, day trippers and bank holiday-makers alike.

Not only will there be Art bargains, original works and special editions by leading artists, a host of classic Vauxhall motors will also be present. Vauxhall Motors will be dusting off its heritage collection and will be bringing along the PA Velox, Viva HA, Royale, Firenza and Ventora for artists to use for their pitches the event. 

Visitors are encouraged to bring their well behaved dogs on leads to take part in the dog show and the Dog in a Viva Boot Shoot. Events include; free custom screen-printing at The Copy Shop and a Vanera Camera Obscura - with a whole ex-NATO camper van turned into a pin-hole camera, taking portraits on giant pieces of photographic paper.

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will be taking place on Sunday 30th August at Margate Turner Contemporary's car park (CT9 1HG) between 12 - 4pm. Entry is £3.