London is one of the best cities in the world when it comes to celebrating the arts. From museums to architecture to music to fashion it is all there.Visual arts in London is really pretty amazing. Whenever you think of visual arts or you see an article discussing art in general the three cities that are always mentioned on London, Paris, New York with good reason.
A commitment to the arts such that London has means that you can expect to be excited because you know that there is something “new” and happening always going on. Whether it is the newest gallery opening or a traveling exhibition being featured at the new Whitechapel Gallery (that recently underwent a 13 million pound renovation and expansion) there is something for everyone that appreciates art in London.
The New Commitment
While the economy was sagging a bit across London the visual art scene was flourishing. Even with some budget cuts the visual art scene has taken off. The financial support that was long withheld for the arts took a turn around and it seems it has paid off nicely.
Even with economic recession looming the visual art scene in London was simply bustling. Whether you are a creative designer looking for ideas or someone who likes art, London has now become the go to place for auctions of the visual arts. The art movement in London has slowly crept across the city like a blanket of moss. Galleries that were once relegated to the cheaper rents have spread across the city to the higher rent areas thanks to a very busy international market.
A few decades ago a group of young artists gathered to create a push for the London art scene the Young British Artists started a movement to get people more interested in the visual arts in London. This very hip collection of artists drew international interest in their work and helped to put the East End on the map.
The East End is still very much the epicenter of the art scene in London with at last count about 50 galleries. While there has been some movement of some of the galleries over to the West End it does seem for every gallery owner that leaves there is a new eager artist waiting to snatch up the property and open his own.
The spread of the visual art scene in London does not seem to have slowed up and is predicted to continue to grow exponentially!