Art After Dark
Heart of London Business Alliance’s award-winning cultural initiative Art of London has today announced Art After Dark, a free and seasonal art programme uniting world-class institutions across the West End to keep gallery doors open late.
Exclusively for Art After Dark, members of the public will be able to experience headline exhibitions at major galleries as part of their night out in the West End. Scheduled three times across the year with the first installment on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th March 2023, galleries will remain open until 9pm for hops between exhibitions.
In a first for the capital, Art of London has united galleries with independent art houses to host this prestigious programme. Thursday night will feature London’s most acclaimed independent galleries shaking up the art scene, including Cristea Roberts, 3812 Gallery and Stern Pissarro, while on Friday members of the public can absorb the culture at the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Gallery. The National Portrait Gallery will feature in the second installment of the initiative when it reopens this summer.
In partnership with Westminster City Council to launch the initiative, Art of London is set to unveil three illuminated immersive art installations in Piccadilly Circus, St James’s Market and St James’s Churchyard to signpost the galleries participating in the new culture programme, supported by The Crown Estate. Absorbed By Light, designed by Gail May Lucas and sculpted by Karoline Hinz, highlights our infatuation with technology; Crossroads, designed by Lucid Creates, is a spectacular light installation; additionally, from Lucid Creates comes Exponential, a levitating kaleidoscopic mirrored cube creating optical illusions.
Whether it’s spending the evening soaking up art or dropping into an exhibition around dinner or drinks, culture-seekers will discover unmissable exhibits on their night out, from Soho to St. James.
Free to attend, 23rd & 24th March
Various London Locations WC2N 5DN
Thu 23 March and Fri 24 March