June 21, 2021

Last year was the biggest K+C Art Week (KCAW) ever, with more than 200 events taking place in over 120 venues. This year it will be expanding throughout the summer season with a festival that elevates the magic and shared experiences of public art and live performance. A big part of KCAW core programing is the much loved and admired KCAW Public Art Trail that aims to connect all corners of the borough through arts and culture. Since last year, the team behind KCAW has been working hard to bring ambitious new public art to the streets of west London once again. Now in its fourth edition, the KCAW Public Art Trail will launch on 21 June with over 10 installations across nine zones of the borough from Sloane Square to World's End, from Earl's Court to Notting Hill and more. Since 2018, KCAW has presented a series of thought-provoking installations and murals strategically placed in locations across Kensington and Chelsea to interact with the public in unique and unusual ways. In order to give greater visibility to locally based creative talent, KCAW launched an open call to artists, creative organisations and curators to submit pre-existing artworks to be displayed in a variety of public spaces for one month or longer during Kensington + Chelsea Art Week in Summer 2021. The theme for 2021 is: REIMAGINE. Participation in KCAW is an opportunity to engage new audiences; it provides a platform on which to present work in extraordinary locations while exhibiting alongside renowned cultural organisations and leading artists.