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arts trails, open studios + art festivals

Art House

Art House Annual Exhibition.Open House Art Exhibition and Trail in the Clarendon Park & Stoneygate areas of Leicester. 10 different houses showing work by up to 40 local artists, including Jewellery, Textiles, Fine Art, Sculpture & Ceramics.


Art This Way

Art This Way is an art trail that takes place in homes and gardens on the Forest side of Loughborough. It has taken place for 6 years showing the work of talented local artists and raising money for charity.


ArtBeat Festival

ArtBeat is the Clarendon Park Community Arts Festival. The festival is coordinated by a group of local people looking to organise free public events using local talent.


Ashby Arts Festival

Ashby Arts Festival is a voluntary organisation that promotes all art forms in and around Ashby de la Zouch for the benefit of the town, district, arts professionals, amateur groups and individuals through organising an annual festival.

Ashby de la Zouch

Bring the Paint

The award winning Bring The Paint International Street Art Festival was established in 2017. This immersive event plays host to an array of activities including live artworks, skateboarding, breakdancing, BMX, live music and exhibitions.


Ceramics in Charnwood

Ceramics in Charnwood was started as part of craft and design month and seen as an opportunity for local ceramic artists to show the public what they do and of course sell some work! For one day each year studio pottery comes to Loughborough market place!


Into the Outwoods Sculpture Trail

Combining art and nature 11 artists will be creating a Sculpture Trail in the outwoods near Loughborough. They will run a series of drop-in workshops.


Journeys Festival International

Journeys Festival International celebrates the creative talent of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists and shares the refugee experience through great art.


Leicester Art Week

Leicester Art Week is a visual art festival produced by Leicester Visual Arts, presenting an exciting programme of exhibitions, events and commissions across the city.


Rutland Open Studios

Rutland Open Studios is a flourishing community of artists, craftspeople and designer-makers working throughout Rutland and surrounding counties. Our aim is to help bring artists and local people together.


Spark Festival

The Spark Festival is the largest children's arts festival in England and Wales, taking place every May in Leicester. The festival presents the very best theatre, dance, music, visual arts and digital media events for young people aged 0 - 13 years.


UK New Artists

UK New Artists champions the next generation of creativity, supporting collaboration and intercultural dialogue, ensuring a vibrant and diverse creative future for the UK. We develop artists’ practice through cross art form opportunities and celebrate creativity at national & international biennials. Our next festival is in Leicester, Feb 2021.

East Midlands

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