This page gives information about our 2018 Art Exhibition (31st July – 11th August).
The Exhibition is a non-competitive showcase for amateur and professional artists, craft workers and photographers living within 30 miles of Church Stretton. You will find hundreds of paintings, collage, photography and various forms of craftwork on display. Most of the work in the exhibition is for sale.
Monday 30th July 7.30pm Church Stretton School
Admission £2.50 including refreshments
General Opening Times
The exhibition is open from Tuesday 31st July to Saturday 11th August, 11am to 6pm. Admission is £1; free to children, students and exhibitors and free to all from 6pm to 7.15pm when there is an evening performance at the school; note also that your £1 entry fee allows you to return as many times as you like during the two weeks.
The Place restaurant in the school is open from 10am – 4pm daily for both weeks of the exhibition. Offering Teas, Coffees, Light Snacks and Lunches, it’s a convenient place to take a break during your visit around the exhibition.
We are delighted to welcome Roy & Jacqueline Abbott as Guest Artists this year. Roy and Jacqueline are based in the heart of the Shropshire Hills and work using extreme temperatures to create their quite different, yet complementary pieces of artwork for the home and garden. They will be here at our Opening Reception and will be hosting a Meet the Artist session on Saturday 4th Aug. Please see the Guest Artists page for full details of Roy & Jacqueline and examples of their beautiful work.
Guest Artists page
Monday 30th July: Opening Reception
Tuesday 31st July to Saturday 11th August: Exhibition Open Daily
Thursday 2nd August: Painting without Brushes – workshop led by Rob Leckey (also running Wed 8th)
Saturday 4th August: Meet the Artist session hosted by Roy & Jacqueline Abbott
Tuesday 7th August: Camera Walk – Photography workshop led by Richard Childs – Cancelled
Wednesday 8th August: Painting without Brushes – workshop led by Rob Leckey (also running Thu 2nd)
Saturday 11th August: Last day of Exhibition
Sunday 12th August: Artwork Collection Day; if you purchase any artwork you will normally be required to collect it on this day, between 10am and 12noon, although different arrangements can be made if this is not possible.
Exhibitors are Welcome
If you are a local artist, craft worker or photographer, and are interested in exhibiting at the exhibition, please see the Exhibitors page. (Note: please see the new contact details for this year, as the team has changed).
The Art Exhibition is fully accessible from the main car park at Church Stretton School. There is level access to some of the rooms and the toilets, but disabled visitors should ask a steward to show them around to the back door of the photography exhibition where they can enter on the level and proceed into the remainder of the exhibition. See map below: