Art lovers flocked to a Hoxton-style boot sale in Hatch End recently to browse and buy locally-made pieces.
Twenty members of Harrow Visual Arts Forum (HVAF) and four invited artists displayed their wares at the art fair at Elliot Hall at Harrow Arts Centre in Uxbridge Road held on November 15 and 16.
The event, brought to fruition thanks only to a huge voluntary effort, allowed the group to raise its profile in a different way than a straightforward exhibition and make art more accessible to the borough's residents.
Claire McDermott, HVAF chairwoman, says: "It was quite successful. There were quite a lot of people there and they did enjoy it. There were sales made - of work ranging from £80 up to £2,000 or £3,000 - and people did take away business cards for future reference.
"We had paintings and high standard sculpture. We had local artists and artists from Brighton, York and Oxford so we felt we were supported by other artists from across the country.
"It was new experience for everybody in Harrow. It was a Hoxton-style boot sale like the one that happens in Hoxton every June, where you don't even need to have a stall - you just throw your artwork down on a mat.
"Why shouldn't Harrow be a part of it? You have to hold one before people realise they want to be involved in it. It was well worth doing from the point of view that we proved we could pull it off."