Somerset Art Weeks are an annual countywide celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset. Since its inception in 1994, it has become an important event in Somerset’s calendar delighting art lovers from near and far. Due to the increasing popularity and growth of the event, the decision was made by our members in 2007 to make Art Weeks an annual two week event with an alternating focus i.e. Open Studios (…2014, 2016, 2018 …) and Exhibitions and Events (…2015, 2017, 2019…). Both events continue to support the development of the Somerset artistic community as a fundamental part of the cultural life of the county by showcasing a broad-range of visual arts and craft.
Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2017- PROSPECT
23 September- 8 October
The Guide is available in Galleries, Museums, Libraries, Tourist Information Centres and other venues across Somerset and beyond from August.
If you would like a copy of this year’s Art Weeks Festival Guide sent to your home address, please send a stamped address envelope to the SAW office and we’ll get one sent out to you.
“Congratulations on all aspects of Somerset Art Weeks, the guide is a work of art in itself! We could write pages about our visits and the lovely people we met; how much we learned about techniques and processes and our lovely Somerset towns, villages and countryside. Thank you for giving us so much.”
— Art Weeks Visitor