The beautiful village of Painswick, along with the surrounding villages nestling along the Painswick Valley, all enjoy being in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Cotswolds. Painswick itself is of major historical and architectural significance, yet remains unspoilt, thus attracting artists and visitors from near and far.
With much artistic talent on the doorstep, art exhibitions have been embedded into community life. In 2009 these were brought together under one uniting 'umbrella' by a group of artists and enthusiasts, and 'The Painswick Valley Arts Festival' was born. Presented annually until 2015, it is now a bi-annual event (to alternate with the wonderful 'Art Couture Painswick' Festival), and each year becomes bigger and better. The event itself was renamed 'ARTBURST' in 2014, it aims to provide opportunities for local artists to display and sell their work, and to present exciting Arts events, demonstrations and exhibitions for local residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy over the 10 days leading up to and including the August Bank Holiday. Painswick has now become a major venue for the Arts in Gloucestershire and beyond!
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS AND PATRONS IN 2017
PATRONS: Brett and Jill Hutton Kirsty Stockdale Cardynham House Frances and Kim Roden Stephen and Phillippa Aiano David Allott and Celia Lougher Three Gables Dental and Holistic Centre. Sharon at 'Millclean'. Cainscross, Stroud. St Anne's B&B and Painswick Walkers campsite Mr and Mrs Stockdale Horton's Restaurant at Painswick Golf Club Falcon's Nest Jackie and Russ Herbert John and Sue Lendon The Falcon Inn The Oak. St Michael's The Patchwork Mouse (and all those others who prefer to remain anonymous).
ADD YOUR NAME, OR THE NAME OF YOUR COMPANY, TO EITHER OF THE LISTS ABOVE! All Donations welcome please to: Painswick Arts Festival. Sort Code 40-43-21, account number: 61567802