Lyme Regis ArtsFest

ArtsFest is an artist-led group with 50+ active members that supports and encourages the work of artists in Lyme Regis and surrounding areas, fosters collaboration between artists and the community and, through its activities, enhances the local economy. It has organised an autumn arts festival in Lyme Regis since 2003, which features group exhibitions, events, workshops and an Art Trail. Themed around re:collection, ArtsFest 2013 was the most dynamic in its 11-year history. Read about it in our brochure and news releases. Details of the 2014 event (20-28 September) will appear after May.

re:collection 2013-2014

This ArtsFest initiative supported and mentored artists to create new work across the arts spectrum inspired by artefacts, images and stories in the Lyme Regis Museum. The resulting artwork was displayed at ArtsFest 2013 (see above), and 5 exhibitions will be held over the coming year at the Museum’s Rotunda Gallery to showcase the amazing projects. The next show is Gail Sagman's '12x12' which will run 8 May-22 June (daily,10-5), followed by Ronnie Creswell's 'Inspired by the Old Town Dump' from 25 June-3 August. re:collection was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Read more on the re:collection page…

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ArtsFest Brochure

The ArtsFest 2014 brochure will be available to download from the 1st July.