Celebrating creativity in the Holme Valley & beyond since 1966
One of the UK’s Largest Open Art Exhibitions, Featuring over 400 exhibitors and over 2,000 artworks, plus dozens of fringe venues across the local area with thousands more works of art and craft.
Holmfirth Artweek is a local event with a national reputation. The majority of the exhibitors are from this area but large numbers of visitors come from all over the country to view and to buy. It is astounding how much artistic talent there is locally and it is this that makes the event such a success every year.
In addition to the main Exhibition at The Civic, businesses and individuals in the Holmfirth area create exhibition spaces and open their doors to showcase the work of artists from across the region. The Fringe features an exciting and diverse array of work from photographers, painters, textile-makers, ceramicists, sculptors and more.
Artweek is a selling exhibition – a commission of 20% is paid by artists on all sales made in the Exhibition, Market and Fringe with proceeds shared between national and local charities.
To date, Holmfirth Artweek has raised -
All the people you see front of house at the Exhibition are volunteers – stewards, door staff, cafe staff, sales staff, raffle ticket sellers (not to mention those behind the scenes who you may not see – organisers, screen builders, picture hangers, administrators, design and marketing, etc.). The whole event is run by volunteers and we need lots of people each day to keep things running smoothly.
If you can spare even just a few hours please get in touch.
Friends of Artweek
Membership of Friends of Artweek costs £20. For this you receive 2 tickets for the Saturday Preview evening, allowing you to browse at your leisure with a free glass of wine, and giving you the exclusive opportunity to purchase artworks before the exhibition opens to the public on Sunday. The tickets are also valid throughout the week for the exhibition.