SOMERSET Art Works are inviting all Somerset artists, arts organisations, curators and art galleries to take park in Somerset Art Weeks this year.

Since its inception in 1994, Somerset Art Weeks has become an important event in Somerset’s cultural calendar.

This year Somerset Art Works (SAW) is celebrating 25 years of Somerset Art Weeks and proud to present the county’s largest annual art weeks event - Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2019.

The festival runs from September 21 until October 6.

The silver anniversary of Somerset Art Weeks will host a diverse programme of inspiring exhibitions, events and workshops in over 100 locations across Somerset.

There will also be exciting new commissions, group shows and education projects by over 300 artists.

During the festival you can expect:

  •  A series of art commissions under the title ‘County of Contrasts’.
  • Celebrations of craftsmanship at Somerset Rural Life Museum
  • A special exhibition to celebrate the 25th anniversary
  • A SAW education program with resources for schools and colleges to plan Art Weeks visits
  • Guest artists, curators and partner venues taking part from around the county and further afield
  • Workshops, talks and guided visits

There will also be four creative pathway bursaries and four project development bursaries for artists.

Somerset artists who are members of Somerset Art Works are eligible to take part in this event, as well as invited guest artists from outside Somerset. Registration is open until March 31.

As an artist, being part of Somerset Art Weeks gives you the opportunity to showcase work to a wide range of audiences.

SAW HQ is located in the old town hall in Langport and the SAW team can be contacted on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am until 4pm on 01458 253800.

Any enquiries regarding the event can be made to Paul Newman,