Artist Applications Now Open

Category: General

Apply before Friday 29 April to join over 100 exceptional artists and designer makers showing their work to more than 4,000 visitors during the Festival’s Trail Weekend.

Applications to exhibit at the Wirksworth Festival, a major cultural event in the heart of the country are now open.

The Wirksworth Festival Art & Architecture was one of the first of its kind in the country and continues to be one of the best, blazing a trail for other events around the country.

So, if you would like more than 4,000 people to see your work over just one weekend, as well as having the opportunity to meet art buyers and to network with other artists and designer makers, apply to exhibit before the deadline on Friday 29 April 2016.

Wirksworth Festival is a major cultural event in the East Midlands, promoting the work of artists and designer makers to a national audience. Over 4,000 people visit the town to enjoy the Art & Architecture Trail, where more than 100 artists and designer makers exhibit in more than 60 venues. The Festival also hosts a Curated Exhibition featuring artists of national and international repute, plus a Graduate Showcase bringing even more people into the town to enjoy an explosion of art!

It really is a great event for visitors and artists alike, overall, in 2014, artists took at least £40,000 in sales and even more work was commissioned.

“I had a really nice venue this year, very supportive hosts, and loads of visitors who were really interested in my work.” Trail artist, 2015

Make sure you get your application in for 2016’s Festival.