Derbyshire Open Arts Festival 2011

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This year, Spring Bank Holiday weekend is from 28th to 30th May, and for the  sixth year in succession, artists and craftspeople belonging to Derbyshire Open Arts will be showcasing their work across the County with a number of the artists exhibiting based in and around Matlock and Matlock Bath. See the Matlock section of the Open Arts web site for a list of these artists.

“Our members – who are all creative, talented people – will be exhibiting in venues from Glossop in the north to Chellaston in the south,” says Natasha Astara, Chair of the Organising Committee. “We have been delighted to sign up 233 members – a 30% increase on those who joined in 2010. It’s very encouraging to see their optimism in these difficult economic times.”

Details of the artists and directions to the venues are to be found in the free Derbyshire Open Arts 2011 Brochure. Copies are available in libraries, tourist offices, shops, galleries, and from the artists themselves. They will also be available on the website:

And whatever and wherever the venue, a friendly welcome is assured, entry is always free – and some even have refreshments and entertainments on offer.

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