Oxfordshire Artweeks is an artists' organisation that promotes the work of Oxfordshire artists with a county-wide May Festival and a season of Christmas exhibitions. These events are the opportunity to see amazing art in wonderful places: expect the unexpected, be inspired, diverted and delighted – and come home with a unique artwork of your own. You’ll be able to meet artists in a wide range of interesting places, talk about their work, watch demonstrations and maybe have a go yourself. Or simply feast your eyes on a huge range of creative activity, from painting, photography, textiles, sculpture and ceramics, to furniture, glass, mosaics, jewellery, digital art and much more.
The next Artweeks May Festival will take place from the 6th to 29th May 2017. For three weeks, you will be able to visit open studios in towns and venues across Oxfordshire for free. The first week will focus on exhibitions along the Thames from Faringdon to Henley and the Ridgeway from Wantage to Thame, and during the second, visit beautiful North Oxfordshire where venues can be found nestled from Burford and Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds across to the historic market towns of Bicester and Banbury. The third week will take place in Oxford itself as 200 art spaces across the city welcome you in.
Visiting our galleries will give you a sample of the vibrant works that are produced by all our Artweeks artists, and you can contact them throughout the year if you see a piece in which you are interested.
In November and December many of the Artweeks artists and designer-makers hold pop-up exhibitions and Christmas Fairs or open their studios to give you the chance to find unique gifts for the fesitve season. In the autumn you will be able to pick up or download a Christmas Season brochure.
Established in 1981, Oxfordshire Artweeks is the country’s oldest and biggest open studio event.