London is treasure trove of artefacts for art lovers and offers a jam-packed calendar of activities and events sure to impress those on the lookout for the best new finds in the art world through the year. The upcoming Art Night event has developed considerable acclaim as a way of getting to know the art and artists who are currently making waves – here’s everything you need to know to plan your visit…
What is Art Night?
Put simply, Art Night is a chance for anyone and everyone in London to experience great new art while staying in London. For art-loving guests at the Park Grand Hotel, it’s a fantastic way to see the work of emerging artists for one evening in King’s Cross and Walthamstow.
Art Night 2019 Highlights
Art night includes not only static art, but everything from theatrical installations to interactive events, ensuring guests of all interests staying at hotels near Queens Gardens will find something to enjoy. Having developed a strong following in previous years, 2019 has a packed schedule of talent on offer, including:
1. Central Saint Martins
This piece of performance art will be showcasing the work of students at Central Saint Martins, a prestigious London art college. The project has been inspired by the historic Bauhaus movement, now celebrating its 100th anniversary.
2. Marina Abramovic
This virtual reality-inspired art piece takes on the troubling and timely topic of climate change, allowing visitors to experience rising sea levels and their effect on the world via an immersive headset.
3. Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot
An interactive performance entitled Vast Forward explores the impact and magic of pop songs, looking at how they have inspired audiences for decades. Visitors are encouraged to ask the artists questions ahead of the event, which will be answered in the form of song lyrics during Art Night.
Food and Drink at Art Night
Some of the area’s most impressive eateries and local bars will be staying open late to ensure visitors to Art Night 2019 can refuel in comfort. Key destinations to look out for include Supermax in King’s Cross, which will be serving up drinks in their neon-hued basement bar, as well as Spiritland, a music bar which has been cited as the home of music in the district. Happy Face Pizza will also have extended opening hours and special Art Night deals, while King’s Cross Canopy Market is staying open late so those attending can enjoy a range of delicious London street food while they stay at the Park Grand Hotel.
When is Art Night 2019?
This year’s Art Night is set to take place on Saturday 22nd June 2019. It’s free to attended, and the curated program will take place at a variety of venues across both Walthamstow and King’s Cross. To find out more, head for the official Art Night website and browse full listings and event details.