Hundreds enjoy exhibitions during celebration of arts

Artist Dawn Cox. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Artist Dawn Cox. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

A record number of visitors travelled around a wide array of exhibitions during North Somerset Arts Week.

Beads, embroidery and textiles by Elke Davies. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture:

Beads, embroidery and textiles by Elke Davies. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Organisers promised that the event would be 'bigger and better than ever', with more than 200 artists showcasing their work across 45 exhibitions in numerous venues.

Gial Mason and Claire Hall, co-chairmen of the event, praised the quality of the work on display and thanked everyone who supported the event.

They said: "North Somerset Arts Week has been an amazing event with increased footfall and sales.

"Visitors have travelled from mid-Wales, South Somerset, Bristol and London for this event.

Fabric collages by Anne Carpenter. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTO

Fabric collages by Anne Carpenter. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant


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"The feedback has all been positive, especially with the quality of work and interesting venues."

Paintings, ceramics, sculptures, architectural illustrations, prints, quilts, photographs and jewellery were just some of the items on show.

Artist Brenda Wright. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Artist Brenda Wright. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Artist Chris Wilcox. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Artist Chris Wilcox. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Renate O'Donnell - Wood 'N' Things, designs in wood and wool. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbur

Renate O'Donnell - Wood 'N' Things, designs in wood and wool. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Paul O'Donnell - Wood 'N' Things, designs in wood and wool. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury.

Paul O'Donnell - Wood 'N' Things, designs in wood and wool. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Paul O'Donnell - Wood 'N' Things, designs in wood and wool. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury.

Paul O'Donnell - Wood 'N' Things, designs in wood and wool. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Paul O'Donnell - Wood 'N' Things, designs in wood and wool. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury.

Paul O'Donnell - Wood 'N' Things, designs in wood and wool. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Paul O'Donnell - Wood 'N' Things, designs in wood and wool. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury.

Paul O'Donnell - Wood 'N' Things, designs in wood and wool. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Paul O'Donnell - Wood 'N' Things, designs in wood and wool. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury.

Paul O'Donnell - Wood 'N' Things, designs in wood and wool. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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