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Press release: Experience Oxfordshire and John Lewis & Partners host celebration of 40 Years of Oxfordshire Artweeks

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Fri, 06/05/2022 - 4:57pm

Following on from last year’s successful Inspirational Oxfordshire arts and culture campaign, Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, invited businesses from across Oxfordshire’s visitor economy to join the county’s arts and cultural practitioners at Oxford John Lewis & Partners in Westgate Oxford on 5th May, to celebrate 40 wonderful years of Oxfordshire Artweeks.

Mary Moser: An obituary

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Thu, 21/04/2022 - 8:58am

We were very sorry to hear of the death of Mary Moser (6th Dec 1921 – 15th Feb 2022) who died earlier this year, aged 100.
As soon as Mary moved to Oxford in 1984 she became involved in Artweeks. She was chair for many years until 2001.
During her time as chair she oversaw Artweeks growing into one of the first and most successful open studio festivals anywhere. She was also instrumental in developing both Kids@Art and Art for Age, 2 projects which had the aim of widening access to art – something she felt passionate about.

The festival 2022 guide is available to view!

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Mon, 14/02/2022 - 6:42pm

We are delighted to announce that the 2022 festival guide is here - in electronic format - 112 pages packed with more than 1000 artists and makers exhibiting at over 400 venues. You can browse the flipbook here or download a copy below.
Printed copies will be available across the county from the end of March, in libraries, at local information points and other central places.

Announcing our 40th festival

Submitted by Esther Lafferty on Sat, 29/01/2022 - 8:34pm

Oxfordshire Artweeks is the UK’s oldest and biggest open studios event, the first event of this kind to be held in the UK back in 1983, when a small group of artists in Oxford opened their houses to Oxford, and now its flagship. Having imported the idea from the US, over four decades, the county’s artists and makers have grown the event into a three-week festival involving two thousand artists across several hundred venues, from Banbury to Blewbury, Shrivenham to Shiplake.