ArtWaves Festival Returns With Mores Dates For 2019

ArtWaves Festival Returns With Mores Dates For 2019

ArtWaves festival is back, taking over Spa and beyond for the fifth year.  The popular ArtWaves Fringe will begin on Monday 17 June. Also, there are some new dates, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June 2019.

Organisers say that this year is set to exceed all that has come before. They add it will be a vibrant showcase of traditional, digital, contemporary and also urban art.

Favourite artists from years past alongside a mix of new artists will form what promises to be an energised lineup.

Lauren Frost, the ArtWaves Festival Director is looking forward to the event, she said;

“We’re coming back with some very exciting additions to this year’s programme. It will see the festival expand from Spa into the local area. There will be a range of opportunities and experiences that aim to excite and inspire people of all ages.”

ArtWaves have also confirmed that the popular Open Exhibition is returning.

Open to all the exhibition is allowing artists far and wide to submit their best works. A multitude of themes and subjects will be judged on artistic quality and appeal. They will then be displayed in what is set to be a highly popular diverse exhibition.

Diana Boanas is a self-taught artist and was a winner in 2018, she said;

“I was delighted and humbled to win with my portrait of Flossie. The generous prize money has given me the opportunity to buy more materials. It has also meant I can continue to develop my passion for watercolour painting.”

Cash Prizes Are Up For Grabs at ArtWaves Festival 2019

“I would encourage artists of all medium to submit work to the Open Exhibition and be a participant in a community of local people sharing a love of creative artwork. The festival has grown impressively. It is a pleasure to see so much enjoyment and interaction over the festival weekend.”

Cash prizes on offer total over £1000 to the winners. Prizes sponsored by art companies who are supporting for the exhibition are also up for grabs.

Councillor Richard Burton says the festival continues to grow and is also a fantastic opportunity for artists. He is encouraging people to get on board. Speaking about the event he said;

“The Open Exhibition is a fantastic and growing part of the festival. It gives artists from the region and beyond the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents. It’s a fantastic opportunity. I would encourage all to enter and to see the pieces as part of the festival.”

Furthermore selected entries will form the public exhibition housed in The Spa Gallery. They will be on show for the duration of the ArtWaves Fringe and festival weekend.






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