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. ArtsFest 2014 was held from 20-28 September with the highly appropriate theme of 'Weather Beaten'.  For information about the 2014 event, see press releases (at right). Details about ArtsFest 2015 which will run from 19-27 September will be available in the spring. 

re:collection 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. Although it culminated at ArtsFest 2013, exhibitions since then at the Museum’s Rotunda Gallery have showcased some of the projects (see news stories).  re:collection was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Read more on the re:collection page…

Arts Council Logo


ArtsFest Brochure

The ArtsFest 2015 brochure will become available in the summer.