Purbeck Arts Weeks is returning for 2023 and is a must-see for art enthusiasts holidaying in Swanage. The festival seeks to celebrate art in all its various forms and hopes to inspire people to embrace their creative side and participate in visual and performing arts.
The theme for 2023 is will be released soon. Over the course of the festival, there will be a fantastic array of artwork on display in studios, exhibitions and galleries across the region. More than 200 members take part every year with more than half exhibiting as part of a group show or open studio. There is a collective exhibition at Rollington Barn near Corfe Castle and the full list of artists and galleries exhibiting can be found on the Purbeck Arts Weeks website.
One of the best things about Purbeck Arts Week is the variety of work on display. Artists showcase a range of different mediums, including painting, printmaking, ceramics, photographic, textiles, wood work and more, so you’re guaranteed to find something that matches your taste and area of interest.
Live music performances
For music lovers there will also be a varied lineup of live performances – musicians will confirmed soon.
Purbeck Arts Weeks begins on 27th May 2023. Over the course of the two-week festival, there are a variety of exhibitions and live performances to attend. There are also a selection of workshops to take part in, where you can learn new skills and techniques.
Entry to all studios and exhibitions is free. Pick a programme to find a list of venues and addresses or look out for the yellow Purbeck Arts Week signs. If you plan on purchasing a piece of art during the festival please note that not all studios have a card machine.
Where to stay
Ulwell Holiday Park boasts a scenic location in the heart of Purbeck, just a short walk from Swanage beach and town centre. We have a wide variety of accommodation available – ideal for exploring nearby towns and villages as part of Purbeck Arts Weeks. Stay in one of our deluxe caravan holiday homes, The Studio or bring your own motorhome or tent. However, you decide to stay we guarantee you’ll have a memorable holiday in Swanage.
Header image painting by Sinead O’Neill.