Berkhamsted Art Fair arrives this spring

Berkhamsted Art Fair (10-12 May at the Civic Centre) will showcase the work of local artists, potters and glass makers. Visitors can also watch a painting take shape and create one of their own.

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Entry is free and there’ll be a wide range of art and contemporary craft to enjoy and buy. The event is hosted by Berkhamsted Art Society and many of its members will be there to answer questions and share their passion for all things art.

All weekend, there’ll be a fun painting activity in the main hall that everyone is welcome to do for free. Plus, children from Swing Gate and Bridgewater schools will be making a special trip to discover how some of the paintings were created, and to explore.

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Bernadette Duffy, who helps organise the school visits, says: “It’s always a delight to welcome the children to the exhibitions, and the feedback from the children, their parents and school staff has been so positive. The children, ranging from nursery to year 5, have been enthusiastic critics and we love sharing our work and practice with the next generation of Berkhamsted artists.”

Berkhamsted Art Fair - entry is freeBerkhamsted Art Fair - entry is free
Berkhamsted Art Fair - entry is free

Meanwhile, local artist Katie Jones will be inviting visitors to help her create a new still life. Katie says “I start many of my paintings by doodling around with brushes, sponges and stencils – there’s no right or wrong. I’m hoping some of the children and adults who come along will help me cover the canvas with paint, and then watch how I turn it into a finished piece. It will be lots of fun!” Join Katie in the foyer at midday on Saturday 11 May.

You can visit Berkhamsted Art Fair at the Civic Centre, 161 High Street, Berkhamsted, on:Friday 10 May, 9am–6pmSaturday 11 May, 10am–6pmSunday 12 May, 10am–4pmFree entry

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