The Cultural Traffic arts fair hosts independent and experimental publishers, artists and dealers of vintage books, ephemera and pop culture along with programmes of live events, readings, music and artist-led performance.

Free for all to visit, Cultural Traffic offers an opportunity to engage in the past, present and future of pop culture. Founded in 2016 by London based Toby Mott, from its first fair at London’s Truman Brewery it has now grown with fairs held in, London, New York, Detroit, Los Angeles and Miami and is looking to further expand.

Cultural Traffic is driven by the ethics of self publishing, where vintage counterculture meets with current DIY practice, creating an exciting dynamic marketplace. We are committed to championing diversity whilst establishing a platform which showcases an inclusive global community.

We believe in the power of creativity as a catalyst for social change in order to develop a more open inclusive community.

2018 Schedule

London, Frieze Art Week, October 2018
Los Angeles, October 2018
ComplexCon, Long Beach, November 2018
Art Basel Miami, December 2018

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Detroit, May 2018 (click flyer for images)

Held in a former karate studio over Memorial Day weekend during the 'Movement' electronic music festival May 2018. Featuring The Mott Collection exhibition; Kraftwerk: Dance Forever. See the Detroit Metro Times images here.

New York, May 2018 (click flyer for images)

We returned to Hester Street Fair during NY Art Week for our celebration of radical print and creativity on the Lower East Side.

Miami, December 2017 (click flyer for images)

Cultural Traffic Miami was our debut print publishing arts fair during Art Basel Miami Beach. Our diverse list of independent exhibitors hailed from across Europe and the USA. The home for the fair was a former church in the MiMo Biscayne Boulevard Historic District.

ComplexCon, November 2017 (click flyer for images)

London based Cultural Traffic print publishing arts fair with partner Paper Works NYC presented, 'Current Events' at ComplexCon 2017.

London, October 2017 (click flyer for images)

Cultural Traffic London was held on the Sunday of Frieze week at Kachette a new cultural space in the heart of Shoreditch, East London. Kachette is located on the corner of Old Street and Shoreditch High Street in the original ticket hall of the former Shoreditch Station.

Los Angeles, October 2017 (click flyer for images)

Cultural Traffic LA was hosted at Delicious Pizza restaurant, founded in 2015 by father-son duo Fred and Travis Sutherland with Mike and Rick Ross from the golden era of hip-hop’s Delicious Vinyl record label. Delicious Pizza is located in L.A.’s West Adams neighbourhood. Our Los Angeles non-profit partner was Hollywood based My Friends Place, who assist and inspire homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.

New York, May 2017 (click flyer for images)

Cultural Traffic New York was hosted by the Hester Street Fair on Manhattan's Lower East Side on Sunday of New York Frieze week. With our partner Let's Panic magazine and Hester Street Fair whose mission is to empower pursuits of passion.

Firstsite, Colchester, February 2017 (click flyer for images)

London, Christmas 2016 (click flyer for images)

London, October 2016 (click flyer for images)

Previous Fairs

Detroit
26-27 May 2018
(Memorial Day Weekend)
4859 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, Michigan 4821

New York
6 May 2018
Hester Street Fair
NY 10002

Miami
8–10 December 2017
7610 Biscayne Blvd
Miami FL 33138

ComplexCon
4–5 November 2017
Long Beach Convention Centre
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach CA 90802

London
8 October 2017
Kachette
347 Old Street
London EC1V 9LP

Los Angeles
1 October 2017
Delicious Pizza
5419 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90016

New York
7 May 2017
Hester Street Fair
New York City
NY 10002

Firstsite
18 February 2017
Lewis Gardens
Colchester
Essex CO1 1JH

London
17–18 December 2016
The Old Truman Brewery
London E1 6QR

London
7–8 October 2016
The Old Truman Brewery
London E1 6QR

Press

Dazed, It's Nice That 1, It's Nice That 2, The Guardian, Toby Mott on London Live, iNews, Shoreditch, PAPER, Hester Street Fair Video, Paper Work NYC, Fad Magazine, Art Attack, Artnet, Luxury London, Purple, ArtDaily, Hyperallergic, Let's Panic, New Distribution, Detroit Metro Times