For lovers of live street art one of the best places to see artists in action is every other Saturday on Sclater Street, the little thoroughfare that links Shoreditch with Brick Lane.
Already a key stop on just about any street art tour worth its salt, Sclater Street boasts a great amount of street art along it’s length with particularly good spots in the area around Shoreditch Junk and the car park nearer to Brick Lane.
Now, the appearance of a regular Saturday arts market has brought a regular opportunity to see some of the very best local artists at work. Sclater Street Stalls takes place opposite the car park in an area of waste ground which at one stage would have formed part of the Bishopsgate Goods Yard. Popping up every other weekend on a Saturday between 12pm and 8pm a combination of music, food and live art make for a relaxing opportunity to wander around and even speak to the artists.
Normally the domain of big set piece events when paint jams are organised as part of a once a year festival or as the result of smaller informal gatherings with limited publicity, now the opportunity to see regular live art in the East End really shouldn’t be passed up.
It’s another sign of street art becoming part of the mainstream and although some may cry with despair, this is not a reaction that Inspiring City has to it. In our view the more opportunity the public are given to see live art and to meet the artists the better. It creates a respect for the art and an appreciation that this is a medium which is really breaking out and becoming ever more accepted.
So, only a quick post this one but out of 4 events so far, we’ve attended 3 and each time the volume of art seems to get more and more so have a look at the gallery below and if your around Sclater Street on a weekend then it’s well worth checking to see if the market is running or not. For more information follow their Facebook Page or keep a check on our listings page ‘Inspiring Free Things to do in London‘ which will contain the date of the next event as well as other off the beaten track shows which we feel are the best around.
Sclater Street Stalls Gallery