Somerset Art Weeks is a countywide celebration of the variety and qaulity of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset.
Since its inception in 1994 Art Weeks has become an important event in Somerset's calendar delighting art lovers from near and far.
Due to increasing popularity and growth the decision was made in 2007 to turn the festival into an annual two week event with an alternating focus of Open Studios and Exhibitions & Events.
Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2013, taking place 21st September to 6th October, is a county-wide visual arts festival which showcases artist led-projects and exhibitions, providing a platform for artists to collaborate and show new work.
The festival celebrates the visual arts talent in Somerset and will be different from Open Studios event in the alternative year. The Festival focuses on group exhibitions, projects and events and is a celebration of the creative abilities of artists and their eagerness to expand their horizons and think "outside the box". We also encourage community groups, schools and non-profit making groups/organisations to take part. We welcome individuals and organisations who present a diverse range of media from pottery, painting and watercolour to new technology, installation and live arts.
"Congratulations on all aspects of SAW works and Somerset Art Weeks, the guide the booklet is a work of art in itself! We could write pages about our visits ans the lovely people we met; how much we learned about techniques and processes and our lovely somerset towns, villages and countryside. Thank you for giving us so much please." - Art Weeks Visitor