Lavenham Art Festival 2014
Saturday 24th - Monday 26th May
Lavenham, home to many artists and creative talent, is already established as an important location on the regional art map with its excellent galleries and artist studios.
Our festival which takes place over the 2nd May Bank Holiday weekend, takes the form of a walking art tour, visiting open studios, galleries, pop-up exhibition spaces and exciting art projects in the Market Place, to watch or take part in.
Some of the highlights include
Kate Denton creating a sculpture of a shetland pony from a live model!
Local artist Peter Partington, drawing live birds of prey. Audience participation required! Come and see what that means!
Vernon Lever and Dave Gilbert will be working with budding artists to create and colour in a mural of Lavenham - open to all children.
Elizabeth de Alwis will be drawing scenes of Lavenham and working with children.
Jewellery Design from Jonathan Lambert, jewellers
Pottery demonstrations in the Market Place by Potters exhibiting at Little Hall
Demonstrations in the Market Place by spinners, weavers and tapestry makers
Confirmed artists, showing in their studios or at Lavenham Hall or Lavenham Photographic
Jonathan Boast (Painter, glass)
Amanda Clement Robinson (textile artist and painter)
Mark Filtness (potter)
Tanya Hamilton (photographer)
Jane Henderson (stone carver)
Mike Hodges (photographer)
David Jenkins (photographer)
Louise Millar Watt (painter)
Peter Partington (Wildlife artist)
Carroll Reeve (potter)
China Spraggins (wildlife photographer)
Take time to explore our local galleries and in particular, do visit Little Hall in the Market Place which will be holding their annual Spring Potters and Friends show.
This beautiful historic building will be home to potters, ceramicists, artists, jewellers, weavers and textile artists from the 23rd May - 1st June
There will be a pop-up bar with Refreshments provided by The Great House
Live music by the talented Peter Hepworth and friends on Sat & Sun and Steve Beedle (Local) on Mon.
Tables & chairs will be arranged in a cafe style in front of the Marquees.
The Suffolk Art Society will be holding an Art exhibition in the Church.
There will be a Children’s Art Exhibition at the School
The art festival runs every two years.
Our first festival in 2012 was a great hit, attracting hundreds of people despite the weather and was opened by John Foster from the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.
Free programmes and tour maps are now available from the Tourist information Office, and in galleries and shops throughout the village.