Watch this short film about the first ever festival that took place in July 2012 festival
The Medway Open Studios & Arts Festival 2012 trailer!
Medway Open Studios & Arts Festival takes place every July throughout the Medway Towns. Run by volunteers the aim of the festival is to celebrate the wealth of creativity in Medway. The first festival took place in July 2012 with the aim of highlighting the quantity of artistic talent in the area. More and more artists have signed up year on year, benefitting the aims of the festival and promoting a positive opinion of Medway.
Now heading into its fifth year, the Medway Open Studios and Arts Festival has doubled in size since its conception in 2012.
Open studio festivals take place throughout the Country and are enjoyed by art enthusiasts and non-art lovers alike. There’s no pressure to buy or have any previous knowledge of art, you can simply enjoy a day out with a difference. The free art trail is fun for all ages and the range of work on show means there is something for everyone.
“The Open Studios provided a really enjoyable rainy Sunday afternoon out. I had 2 French students in tow & they enjoyed the art & seeing English homes other than my own. The artists were all very hospitable & their work was extremely varied, which was one of the reasons I chose to split the prize money between 2 talented women. I am looking forward to the Winter Open Studios & hope that even more creatives will come on board!”
Claire Raven, winner of the £100 prize draw from the July 2012 Festival
2016 is the fifth year of the festival and we’re hoping to build more interest than ever, with more venues, more artists and more visitors!
To see the online gallery of this years artists and previous festival photos take a look at our Flickr page
To sign up for the Festival you should start by reading the for more information and which application form is correct for you.
Once you’ve read the Festival Guidelines please complete and return the relevant Registration Form below;
If for any reason you can not download the above forms you can request a copy to be sent by email, please contact us at email@example.com
Heather has grown up in Medway and is passionate about the creative side to the Medway towns, she aims to unlock its potential and promote its hidden talents. This led to the introduction of Medway Open Studios & Arts Festival in 2012.
Medway Open Studios & Arts Festival is managed as an independant, non-profit festival. Run by volunteers and powered by artistic passion.
Twitter – @HeatherSBurgess