Derbyshire Open Arts 28th – 30th May
by martin davis artist
A week today Derbyshire’s annual arts festival kicks off with venues spread across the county. Generally I don’t do many festivals as I find stallholding a bit of a chore, but I do like meeting people and discussing all things arty. So I make an exception and support my county and the DOA effort.
This year I will be with dozens of other artists/makers spread across three venues with G2G (Cromford Studio & Art Gallery, Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall and Studio 61, Holloway) – you will find me at Florence Nightingale Hall which is the village hall in Holloway. I will be there with whatever original works, prints, cards & mugs I can get into the space allotted. Unfortunately I think we are barred from hanging work on the walls (surely not! what a strange thing for an artist to want to do) so like everyone else I will be limited to tabletop space and easels etc. But despite the constraints you will find us in good heart and with plenty on offer. Many of us will also be working on our latest pieces live during the day – me included. So if you make the effort to spend the day with us, or at least part of it, you will not be disappointed. I for one am looking forward to it.
Hope to see you there!