York River Art Market won’t set out its stall this summer amid social distancing fears

York River Art Market: Not taking place this summer amid concerns over social distancing

FIRST, no 2020 York Open Studios in April. Now comes a second blow for York’s artists in Coronavirus lockdown as this summer’s York River Art Market season is called off.

“Unfortunately, YRAM 2020 has had to be cancelled,” the official statement reads. “Officials have advised that the space besides the river is unsuitable for social distancing.

“Please check our Facebook page and support our artists. See you all in 2021 for the best year yet. Stay safe and stay well.”

The fifth year of riverside art markets onDame Judi Dench Walk would have run on July 4, 11, 18 and 25 and August 1, 8, 15 and 22.