Welcome to our tenth Anglesey Arts Weeks, now firmly established in the Anglesey calendar as the most wide-ranging arts event on the Island.
Last year we had 15,000 visitors to the event. This year during the Open Studios and Galleries Weeks, 52 painters, sculptors, photographers, printmakers, installation artists and craftworkers open their studios to visitors. You may find anything from cards, prints and original works of art to buy; see anything from works in progress to exhibitions of contemporary art. Venues include studios, chapels, barns, sheds, galleries and artists’ homes. You have the chance to meet and talk with the artist, often over a cup of tea, and gain a unique glimpse of the artistic process. Don’t feel shy about visiting; all the artists are only opening their studios as they are keen to meet you. If you are stuck for transport or would like company to visit then consider taking advantage of our free guided bus tours. Further details of these are in the Events Section.
The event is spread over the two full weeks of Easter with some artists opening all the time and others for only a few days. A 44 page colour Guide has been widely distributed, and a PDF copy along with additions and corrections can be downloaded from here. In the Guide, alongside each artist entry, is a calendar marked with their opening days and in the back section of the Guide a daily schedule of all studios open on each day which enables you to plan a route to visit those open. Normally we run on a shoe string and struggle to raise funds to run the event, so this year we are extremely grateful to our funders, the Arts Council of Wales, Anglesey County Council, the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development who have enabled us to do much more to promote and run the event.
If you enjoy your visit then come back in the autumn to discover the performing arts talent on the Island or sign up yourself or your group to the event. The Anglesey Performing Arts Weeks (APAW), 19 October – 4 November 2012; a taste of what is to come is shown under the Performing Arts Weeks section. For a copy of the Guide or if you have any questions contact: Heather at the Ucheldre Centre 01407 763361, or firstname.lastname@example.org.