The Art section at Gargrave Village Hall was originally set up in the 1960`s and provided an Annual Summer exhibition to support the Village Hall. The exhibition consists of artworks, primarily by local artists, including original paintings, photographs and sculptures. The majority of the art work is for sale, there may also be artists workshops, artists in residence and special exhibitions in the side rooms.
Gargrave Church of England Primary school and Gargrave Pre-School also display their childrens work and a local florist provides some wonderful flower arrangements to further enhance the exhibition. Refreshments are provided by Gargrave W.I.
Entry forms for the summer show which is open to the public from Thursday 12th July to Sunday 15th July 2018 are available at Gargrave Library, www. gargravearts.webs.com or the Secretary on 01756 749910. Images from the 2017 show can be viewed on the Village Hall website.
The Autumn Arts and Crafts exhibition is another annual event to be held at Gargrave Village Hall and this includes some limited edition prints and a wide variety of hand crafted goods. The event supports both the Village Hall and local charities.
The Arts and Crafts exhibition will be open to the public from Thursday 18th October to Sunday 21st October 2018. Further details please contact the Secretary 01729 850599.
To support the fantastic work of the two Annual Exhibitions and to provide a community based focus for the Arts, the Gargrave Art Group was set up in 2014 and meets each Monday afternoon in the Village Hall Annex from 1.30.p.m to 3.30.p.m. Members also hold their own show within the summer event. The ethos of the group is self supporting and whilst there is no formal tuition at present the group has a varied mix of artistic talent and experience, including textiles, so knowledge is happily shared between members. A changing monthly theme provides additional creative focus, or alternately, people can just do their own thing!
Membership of the group is currently £2.00 per visit, conditional on also holding annual membership ( £3 per year ) of Gargrave Village Hall. Further details please contact Hilary McCormac 01756 749593 or Bev Parker 01756 749910.