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About Art Weeks
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 farPaintings, sculpture, print and jewellery are amongst the art that will be on display in galleries, studios, barns, a library, a hospital and an old prison. Somerset Art Weeks Festival
showcases the work of more than 300 artists, with exhibitions, talks, films, installations and workshops across the county.
This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of Somerset Art Weeks, an annual county-wide celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset. Due to the increasing popularity and growth of the event, the decision was made by SAW members in 2007 to make Art Weeks an annual two week event with an alternating focus between an Open Studios Event and Festival Year. 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.
“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