The Street Art Awards is coming up next week, and although the deadline for submissions has passed, you can still register to vote for your favorite street art of 2008. And of course, there is the actual awards ceremony on December 4th at Rough Trade East where you can win original art in a charity raffle.
From the website:
Street Art Awards Party and Charity Auction 2008
The first ever Street Art Awards party and charity auction, featuring over 50 international contemporary artists, will be held at Rough Trade East on 4th December.
Urban art business, Auction Saboteur, has organised the awards that will celebrate the best urban and street art offerings from 2008. All money raised will go to the Single Homeless Charity.
The Awards Ceremony
The night will see Rough Trade East turned into an urban art bazaar with attractions including: charity art tombola, pin the devil tail on the banker, hook-a-duck-outa-an-oil-slick, a magician, DJ’s and lots of art related prizes.
Each attendee will be given a ballot paper on entry and asked to vote for their favourite artist from the shortlist. The winners will receive a specially designed sculpture that will also be up for grabs on the night.
The charity art tombola will give people the chance to win anything from a special, one off, custom piece of art, on either a reclaimed record cover or vinyl record, to a jar of jam or bar of soap.
Tombola tickets will be £5 each – a bargain if you win a Matt Small original (his work usually sells in the region of £5K – £6K). If you win the soap at least you’ve contributed to a good cause – your conscience will be clean.