Cultural Traffic Arts Fair

Cultural Traffic Arts Fair is a roving global platform hosting artists, independent and experimental publishers together with dealers of vintage books, ephemera and pop culture in venues that provide access to culture and creativity for the whole community. Each edition of the fair includes a programme of live events, readings, screenings, music and artist-led performance, and family events.

We believe in the power of creativity as a catalyst for social change in order to develop a more open and inclusive community. Each edition of the fair is partnered with a local not-for-profit organisation that extends access to culture and creativity using the talents of the fair’s exhibitors.

Our fair is always free for all to visit.

Cultural Traffic Arts Fair offers an opportunity to engage in the past, present and future of pop culture. Founded in 2016 by London-based artist and collector Toby Mott, from its first fair in London, Cultural Traffic Arts Fair has grown with fairs held in, New York, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Miami and is continuing to expand its reach to new locations.

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 look forward to welcoming you.

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Cultural Traffic Fair Dates 2018

Los Angeles, November 2018
Art Basel Miami, December 2018

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Art Basel Miami, December 2018

Cultural Traffic returns to Miami to the historic Art Deco style Hampton Inn hotel, centrally located in the vibrant South Beach neighbourhood on 17th street and Collins. This years fair will host over forty independent publishers and artists from across the globe.

Los Angeles, November 2018

Cultural Traffic teams up with That That Gallery for this years Los Angeles fair. That That Gallery is a burgeoning creative space and intellectual pavilion established by artist Samantha McCurdy. Located in LA’s arts community West Adams neighbourhood, the gallery hosts a program of art, music, performance. A safespace LGBTQ friendly.

London, October 2018 (click flyer for images)

Focusing on accessibility for a wide audience, this edition of Cultural Traffic Arts Fair was held in the midst of the cafes and bars of East London’s Old Spitalfields Market, creating a welcoming, democratic space for every member of the community to encounter culture and creativity.

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, 4859 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 4821

New York City, 6 May 2018, Hester Street Fair, New York City, NY 10002

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

ComplexCon, 4–5 November 2017, Long Beach Convention Centre, CA 90802

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

Los Angeles, 1 October 2017, Delicious Pizza, Los Angeles, CA 90016

New York City, 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, Downtown For Democracy, Firstsite, Obey