Year-on-year the exhibition is growing from strength to strength and is now recognised in the North West, and further afield, as a superb event to experience the wide range of high quality art being created by the people in the region.
Previous exhibitions have been hugely successful with several hundred pieces of original art on display. Attracting a large number of visitors, and resulting in significant volume of art sales, which is testament to the quality of art in the exhibition with a wide range of prices.
The Borough of Bury has long been associated with celebrating art. Bury Art Gallery, an Edwardian work of art itself, opened in 1901 to house Thomas Wrigley’s large collection of valuable paintings which was given to the town by his family to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The idea for Art Week grew out of being able to use the amazing Art Gallery building to give artists from the North West region, and beyond, an opportunity to show and sell their art and to link this to supporting the very important work of Bury Hospice. Funding is vital to Bury Hospice who work unceasingly throughout the year to give the best quality of care and love to those who need them. The Art Festival is one of the events, which supports their work and we are grateful to all the artists who give a percentage of their sales to us and to all sponsors and contributors who donate so generously. It is also an opportunity to present the best of the region’s art and the aim is to give renewed enjoyment in seeing recent work of artists who have become familiar friends to the Art Festival, as well as being introduced to new contributors – both painters and 3D artists.
There has been a huge amount of interest and enjoyment from visitors in the past and this year’s Art Festival will not disappoint!
Calling All Artists!
If you would like to enquire about exhibiting work at this year’s Bury Art Festival please download the application form HERE.
Bury Art Festival runs from 10th – 18th May
The exhibition is open from 10:00am – 4:30pm (closed Sundays and Mondays)
Location: Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DR
Take a look at our WEEKEND GUIDE for events and activities over the coming weekend.
For a full list of upcoming events, take at look at our EVENTS GUIDE