Our 1st Birthday and Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2022 opening celebration

As we celebrate our 1st milestone birthday at East Quay, and the start of Somerset Art Weeks Festival, join us for an evening of speeches, drinks and nibbles, alongside music, friends and art.

Somerset Art Weeks returns for 2022 with the theme Sanctuary. With many venues hosting group exhibitions, curated shows and events from SAW Members and invited artists, it’s also a showcase for SAW-supported projects, special commissions and new work from bursary artists. Here at East Quay we have the most artists in one location with 25 artists taking part. The venue, spanning two floors, hosts two group shows, and nine individual studio artists hosting exhibitions of their work.

It is a pleasure now to be sharing our 1st birthday celebration with those artists and supporters, who have been by our side from the start

As we opened our doors for the first time in September 2021, it coincided with SAW's Open Studios, and the support from our studio artists and the wider arts community was incredibly uplifting. It is a pleasure now to be sharing our 1st birthday celebration with those artists and supporters, who have been by our side from the start. Whether you watched East Quay being built and have visited frequently, or have just heard about us - everyone is welcome to join in our celebrations on the eve of 23 September.

Please download our Summer Holiday Workshop Booklet to see what is happening over the 6 weeks!

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