During May each year, artists and designer-makers across Oxfordshire exhibit their work in nearly 500 stunning exhibitions throughout the county, ranging from group exhibitions in large public spaces to individual artists showing in their own homes or studios and more than 100,000 visitors cross our thresholds! Entry to all these exhibitions is free.
The Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival offers a wide variety of media; painting, photography, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, glass, mosaics, jewellery, and much more and this is a fantastic opportunity to meet the artists, to talk about their work, watch demonstrations and sometimes, there's the chance to try your hand and have a go yourself.
How it works
The Oxfordshire Visual Arts Festival (Artweeks) is a non profit-making company, limited by guarantee and owned by its members. Everyone is welcome to take part and there is no selection process for artists wishing to participate. Artweeks is run by a board of voluntary directors, made up of artists and other professionals who generously donate their time and expertise, and is managed by a part-time executive director, supported by a part-time office administrator. They, in turn, are supported by a team of sixteen volunteer area co-ordinators, who provide a local focus for promotional activities and offer advice for members.
There are a number of ways you might be able to help, as a sponsor, distributor, local volunteer, map designer, advisor and so on. If you would like to become more involved in Artweeks then please do get in touch.
Artweeks is funded through membership subscriptions, sponsorship and fees for advertising in the annual guide. The Artweeks’ Office, Jo Salmon and Esther Lafferty, handles all enquiries. Click here for our contact details. Please note that the Oxfordshire Artweeks Office closes from mid June until mid September. During this period, emails will be checked only intermittently.
Esther's other interest, when she has the time to think beyond Artweeks and Oxfordshire, is Gozo.