About the Event
An exciting and eclectic Arts Festival giving you an opportunity to discover a wealth of artisanal work in the region.
The CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE is an exciting, lively and eclectic gem of an arts festival. We have gathered together the very best local and regional artisanal work where every piece is produced by the artists.
It is an opportunity to discover a wealth of artisanal work in the region over two floors in the historic Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall.
After the successful introduction of a Summer CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE in June 2018 we have decided to hold two Festivals annually over the first weekend in June and the first week of November, each with its own distinctive feel to the Festival.
The Summer CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE will take place in 2019 May 31st for the Private View with 1st and 2nd June Open to the Public and the Winter CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE in November 1st for the Private View, 2nd and 3rd Open to the Public.
As a visitor you will have two opportunities to buy – the first is on the day where you can discover the interesting and inspiring artists, then gather beautiful pieces together to buy immediately; the second is commissioning unique and inspiring gifts from the attending artists, especially from our November CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE in perfect time for Christmas. By holding the event early in the Christmas season, it allows sufficient time for commissions to be completed ready to be given with simple pleasure at Christmas or whenever you want…
There will be a Golden Cup Café selling tea, coffee, delicious homemade cakes for you to relax in and ponder over what beautiful and inspiring pieces of work to buy – and for whom!
It is free entry or with donations to Shakespeare’s Puppies Appeal (Guide Dogs for the Blind Registered Charity 209617) if you wish.
DISCOVER a wealth of eclectic talent
GATHER together to buy or commission unique and inspiring gifts
GIVE with simple pleasure
Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall, 1 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EF
Friday Private View by invitation only 6.00 to 8.30pm
Saturday Open to the Public 10.30 -5pm
Sunday Open to the Public 10.30 – 4pm
The Cafe will shut 15minutes before the door close