PURBECK ART WEEKS FESTIVAL 2017 MAY 27 TO JUNE 11 – you will be pleased to know that planning for next year is in full swing with lots of art, open studios and events that will inspire and delight!


PURBECK ART WEEKS FESTIVAL 2016 was our most successful Festival yet! THANKS to you – our visitors both regular and new, our artists who opened-up their studios, the superb musicians and speakers, and local community groups of all sorts – young and old. Once again PAW proved itself a highly successful Arts Festival enthusiastically embracing both performing and visual arts across the community.
Thousands of people visited our open studios and talked to artists. PAW’s collective exhibition at Rollington Barn was a huge success. Galleries and other art venues were full of interested browsers. In the evenings people packed into Purbeck’s beautiful churches and other venues to hear music of the highest international quality, and were enlightened by fascinating talks. We hope you enjoyed exploring Purbeck’s hidden corners on your art trails. If you bought some art work we hope you are relishing it!
Nurturing young people’s interest in the arts is a key area of PAW’s work. Many of you will have enjoyed the sheer imagination and creativity of the art work produced by school children. You may also have noticed the wild bunting and wonderful flags in various venues made by community groups!
So do keep an eye on our website and Facebook for more information on an equally exciting PAW Festival in 2017.