The Artweek Fringe Trail

Saturday 3rd – Saturday 10th July

*exact days and open hours vary per venue

25+ venues and groups around the Holme Valley and Colne Valley areas, displaying and selling the work of local artists.


For full venue details, please click here


Unfortunately we will not be running the main exhibition in the Civic Hall this year due to ongoing Covid restrictions, but hope Artweek can return in full for 2022.

Welcome to Holmfirth Artweek

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.

As Holmfirth Artweek is a fundraising event, all work submitted must be for sale. A commission of 20% is charged on sales in the Exhibition, the Market & the Fringe with the proceeds being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support, and from 2020, local charities.

The Exhibition

The Exhibition in the Civic Hall is one of the biggest open exhibitions in the country featuring work by over 400 professional & amateur artists. As well as having work in the main exhibition, these artists can also sell smaller items on our Market for immediate purchase.

As Artweek is a fundraising event, all work submitted must be for sale. A commission of 20% is paid by artists on all sales made in the Exhibition, Market & Fringe. All proceeds are shared between Macmillan Cancer Support and local charities.

The Fringe

Every year, Holmfirth Artweek encourages businesses and individuals in the Holmfirth area to create exhibition spaces and open their doors to showcase the work of artists from across the region. These feature an exciting and diverse array of work from photographers, painters, textile-makers, ceramicists, sculptors and more.

A commission of 20% is taken from sales in the Fringe, which is shared between Macmillan Cancer Support and local charities.

Where and When


Saturday 3rd – Saturday 10th July

*exact days and times will vary per venue

Where is it?

The main exhibition usually takes place at Holmfirth Civic Hall, however this will not be on for 2021. We will have Fringe venues dotted around the Holme Valley and Colne Valley areas. There is parking in the  Co-op car park directly across the road from the hall in the centre of Holmfirth.

Holmfirth Civic Hall
Huddersfield Road

In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support














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You can show your support by making a donation direct to Macmillan Cancer Support, using the link below…

Get Involved

There are a number of different ways to get involved in Artweek:

  • You can be an artist in the main exhibition – we pride ourselves on our openness, literally anyone can apply to exhibit, and there is no curation or selection process. All you have to do to apply as a public artist is use the link below to submit your application from 1st April.
  • You can demonstrate your skills at the main exhibition – each day we have a variety of artists and craftspeople showing their artistic talents to our visitors, with the opportunity to also sell during this time with a commission of 20% to Artweek. E-mail if interested.
  • You can be an artist in the fringe – Artweek encourages businesses and local artists to come together and put on fringe exhibitions, giving artists the opportunity to exhibit in different spaces and bringing Artweek into the local community. More details below.
  • You can be a venue for a fringe – every year we are looking for great venues to host artists with their own exhibitions. Fringe venues get advertised along with our main exhibition in our Guide. More details below.
  • You can donate your products to our cafe – we run a cafe throughout the week in partnership with the Civic Hall. Any donated goods increase the amount we can raise for our worthy causes. E-mail if interested.
  • You can advertise your business in our guide – if your business isn’t suitable as a fringe but you’d still like to support Artweek, you can place an advert in our Guide, which reaches many thousands of people. More details below.
  • You can volunteer a little time helping at the event – Artweek is entirely run by volunteers, we have a variety of roles and times to suit different needs. More details below.
  • You can become a Friend – supporting Artweek and getting the first chance to view and buy from the exhibition at our preview. More details below.

Support Us

Become a volunteer

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 a few hours please get in touch with the Artweek team.

Become a Friend 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.

If you wish to become a Friend, please fill in your details on the form below and post it back to us.

Our Supporters

Holmfirth Artweek has been supported with a funding grant from One Community, the Kirklees Community Foundation

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Contact Us

By Telephone

07561 314408