Old Spitalfields Market to host Art Beats in May

Old Spitalfields Market is set to host a one day art extravaganza on Friday 12th May in aid of Hearts in Harmony, a charity raising money to help fight heart disease through art and music events.

Art Beats will see live art being produced by up to 50 talented artists, all competing for the ‘Art Beats Award’, with an expected footfall of 50,000 to 60,000 people.

Artists will showcase their work to be entered, for passers-by to watch and admire. Live music will accompany the event, adding to the atmosphere. The theme of all work produced will be “The Heart of East End”.

At the end of the day a panel of five expert judges will select one entered piece of art, from a final shortlist of eight, to win the Art Beats Award, plus a cash prize of £1,000.

The judges will also select from the children’s category a winning art piece to win the Children Art Beats Award, plus a cash prize of £200.

The winning and shortlisted art pieces will be on display at and available to purchase from Old Spitalfields Market, plus on Hearts in Harmony’s website, for the following four weeks. If sold, Hearts in Harmony will donate 80 per cent of the proceeds to a heart -based charity.

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