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This year's Mayfair Art Weekend will take place from 29 June until 1 July.
Mayfair Art Weekend, image courtesy David Parry.

2018 Mayfair Art Weekend Announces Dates & Galleries

By Annalisa D'Alessio

Mayfair Art Weekend, an initiative which celebrates the Mayfair and St James districts’ history, culture and art, has recently announced it will return in 2018 from 29 June to 1 July.

The popular cultural event, which is now in its fifth year, coincides with the landmark 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts (RA). It will be joined and supported by over 35 galleries, auction houses, artists and members of the creative industry and will showcase the best that Mayfair has to offer in terms of art and heritage.

The three-day ‘weekend’ will begin with Gallery HOP!—allowing art enthusiasts to enjoy the capital’s galleries with private views, evening receptions and exclusives. In addition to live events being scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, curated events from talks, tours and workshops will cater to every art enthusiast. Mayfair Art Weekend 2018’s full programme will be released later on in the spring.

One of the area’s most famous and celebrated establishments, The RA, will act as a ‘hub’ during the event. The gallery will provide a welcome space for the public to attend talks and workshops or embark in one of the many tours scheduled across the district.

Mayfair Art Weekend 2017 was a success. It featured 90 free events across 60 art galleries, six free walks led by artists, three temporary art installations and all-day dining offerings at some of the capital’s best-known restaurants—including HIX Mayfair, Bonhams Restaurant and Sketch—as well as street food vendors. This year’s event is promising to be just as grand.

This year, Mayfair Art Weekend is supported by law firm Boodle Hatfield, The Pollen Estate and The RA. Its project partner is leading search specialist for the art market, Sophie MacPherson Ltd. Creative partners for this year include Victoria Beckham and fashion brand Max Mara.

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