North Somerset Arts Week

PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 April 2015

Hares by Hayley Jones

Hares by Hayley Jones

Mandi Baykaa-Murray

THE multitude of talented artists in North Somerset will be celebrated once more in the annual arts week.

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From May 1-10 doors will open in an array of venues across the district, from galleries and studios to gardens and old fire stations, to celebrate the bounty of artistic talent in the area.

There are more than 300 artists taking part from every corner of North Somerset, with exhibitions in a range of disciplines.

Each venue is included on a 
map in the Arts Week brochure, copies of which have been widely-distributed in libraries and leisure centres.

There are a huge number of art styles on display by both professional and amateur artists as well as community groups and schools, with the chance to meet the artist in many of the venues.

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Among the various artworks on display, there will be abstract paintings, landscape drawings, prints and sculptures in a range of medium including wood, wire and recycled objects.

As well as traditional art forms, there will be a range of crafts on display such as jewellery, textiles and ceramics.

This year’s arts week also includes contributions from glass artists, local photographs and film-makers.

As well as a trail of open studios, exhibitions, and workshops, there are a number of programmed events including Weston Library’s storytelling event for seven to 11-year-olds featuring time travelling adventures as well as a school’s exhibition at the newly-built St Anne’s School in West Wick.

North Somerset Arts is a registered charity, which works to 
promoting the district’s artistic offering and cultural identity, and tries to encourage the community and artists to engage with one another.

This year’s event has been sponsored by Weston College, North Somerset Council and Sustainable Kitchens.

For more information and a downloadable brochure, visit www.northsomersetarts.org

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