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Oxfordshire Artweeks was founded in 1981 by a group of professional Oxford-based artists who, having seen the model in the United States, thought that a festival of ‘open studios’ could work well in the UK. The first Oxfordshire Artweeks festival took place in 1982. The aim was to establish a county-wide event whereby the public could be invited to enjoy visual art away from the formality of a gallery setting, in a relaxed environment and with direct access to the artists. This formula has proved to be so successful that it has been replicated throughout the United Kingdom. In Oxfordshire, there are now nearly 500 sites each year, as well as special exhibitions and events, tours, talks, workshops and demonstrations to appeal to all ages. Oxfordshire Artweeks is the largest visual arts festival in the county.

Oxfordshire Artweeks is a not-for-profit artists' organisation that promotes the work of Oxfordshire artists whilst giving you the chance to choose unique art for your own home and garden or as gifts. Established in 1981, Oxfordshire Artweeks is both the country’s oldest and biggest open studios and art trails event.

Oxfordshire Artweeks (Oxford Visual Arts Festival Limited, company number 3835574) is a private company limited by guarantee. It has no share capital, and has members who are guarantors instead of shareholders, where the liability of the members is limited. Limitation of liability takes the form of a guarantee from its members to pay a nominal sum in the event of the company being wound up while they are a member or within one year of their ceasing to be a member. The amount of money guaranteed by each member is £1 as stated within the constitution of the company (the Memorandum & Articles of Association).

Limited company no. 3835574
Registered company address Preservation House, Badger Street, Bury, BL9 6AD
(Please do not use this address for correspondence.)