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Saturday 29th April to Monday May 1st: Festival of Artists

Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre’s free “Festival of Artists” event is back for its fourth year, and will be even bigger in 2017! The event is now confirmed for three days from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May (11am to 4pm on all days).

The Festival is organised by on-site artist Kara Strachan of the Art Loft, (who will also be exhibiting on the day), along with the help and support of Curborough Hall Farm and the Centre’s other artists and galleries; Home of Colours, Lime Sky: Studio & Gallery, Lion House Art and Eden Gallery, all of whom are located at the Centre all year round.

Kara’s passion and enthusiasm for art is infectious, and a big reason for why the event has been so successful and popular with both artists and art lovers alike. Kara remarks, “We have had some fantastic feedback about our Festival over the past few years, but we are always looking at ways that we can make it bigger and better. This year we have decided to add an extra day, and that will help us to accommodate even more visitors to the event."

On view will be artists working with oils, pastels, acrylics, textiles and water colours - even wood, stained glass and stone, so there is an excellent and diverse range of artists attending. It’s not just their artwork that will be on display. A real highlight of the event is the fact that exhibitors will be demonstrating their exquisite techniques throughout the Festival so it’s a great opportunity to watch, learn and be inspired. Ultimately, the event is all about trying to create a long-term legacy for art, both locally, and for the wider area.

As well as the Festival of Artists event, the Centre’s other businesses and retailers will be open as usual. From antiques to gifts, there’s even a farm shop, garden centre and Mabel’s Tearoom (renowned for their delicious cakes and home cooked food), so there will be plenty of things to see and do for all the family during the bank holiday weekend.

The Festival of Artists will culminate in the Geoff Hollinshead Award being given to the artist displaying the best piece of artwork. Who will follow in the footsteps of last year's winner Martin Carty? With so much great art sure to be on display, come along to Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre for a great day out and to see if you agree with the judge’s decision.

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