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Excitement is mounting as for the sixth consecutive year artists will open the doors of 37 venues to visitors during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend (24 – 26 May) to reveal some of the wonderful art and craftsmanship inspired by the area.
Martin Craddock working at Arts Alive Wales

Martin Craddock working at Arts Alive Wales

For three days art can be found in many an unexpected place. Businesses in Crickhowell annually embrace the event by offering window display space for artists making the town a veritable feast for the eyes and pointing visitors in the direction of some of the venues.

Usk by Printmaker and Illustrator Hannah Firmin

Usk by Printmaker and Illustrator Hannah Firmin

At the heart of the “trail” the Oriel CRiC Gallery in Crickhowell has this year added an additional attraction by running an Open Art Competition and will mount an exciting exhibition of selected work from well over four hundred entries by both professional and amateur artists. This has been made possible with generous donations of prize money and funding support of Brecon Beacons Rural Alliances.

Cefn Cyff by Louise-Collis

Cefn Cyff by Louise Collis

With 14 venues within easy walking distance of the town, Crickhowell does make a good starting point for the Open Studio weekend, but with wonderful work on offer as far as Brecon and beyond Abergavenny, there is all the more reason to explore further afield. Artists have a knack of choosing beautiful spots in which to live and work. Open Studio co-ordinator Suzette Pratten said, “The Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre takes great pride in co-ordinating this annual event which has become such a popular addition to the tourism calendar. We look forward to welcoming visitors and showcasing the wealth of art which has become the hallmark of the weekend.”

Stool  in stone and yew by Daniel Crunden

Stool in stone and yew
by Daniel Crunden

Free brochures which act as a guide to the studios are available widely at Tourist Information Centres and other outlets or from the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1 BN Tel 01873 813667 Further information can also be found on:  

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