While the future of Birmingham's Grade I-listed Curzon Street Station remains uncertain following the collapse of the Royal College of Organists' scheme, at least a temporary use has been found for it during March.
It will host a contemporary art fair during the second New Art Birmingham event which runs from March 15-18.
Following on from the first event held in the Jewellery Quarter in 2005, New Art Birmingham 2007 will exhibit the work of more than 100 contemporary painters, photographers, sculptors, printmakers and digital media artists.
Sixty artists will exhibit examples of their work at the Curzon Street market, which is designed to stimulate an interest in collecting contemporary work among the West Midlands public.
A series of associated events will be held simultaneously at venues across the region, including the Ikon Gallery, MAC, New Art Gallery, Walsall, The Lighthouse in Wolverhampton, and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
The art market's participating artists were chosen via a selection panel which included Tim Eastop, head of visual arts development and international artist fellowships at Arts Council England; Stephen Snoddy, director of New Art Gallery, Walsall, the artist Barbara Walker and Chris Hammond, director of MOT Gallery in London.
Commenting on the chosen artists, Tim Eastop said: "What struck me was the wealth of applications from photographers, which reflects the artistic climate at the moment.
"The conceptual basis on which the work was formed was very much influenced by a preoccupation with the emptiness of post-industrial Britain, which may reflect the urban landscape many of the applicants have grown up surrounded by.
"I strongly support initiatives such as New Art Birmingham that seek to stimulate and expand contemporary art across the UK.
"I am a great advocate of increasing the interaction between audiences, buyers and artists in regions where the market is developing all the time."
New Art Birmingham is a partnership project funded by Birmingham and Solihull Business Link, Birmingham City Council's Urban Fusion Programme, Arts Council England, ERDF and Equal.