Welcome to the website for Gargrave Art Exhibitions. We are a local organisation which puts on 2 super Art Exhibitions in our Village Hall each year, usually in July, and October.
Summer Art Exhibition
13th - 16th July
(We had another great show this year - read about it in Previous Shows)
Autumn Art & Crafts Exhibition
19th - 22nd October
(please don't apply just yet!)
If you would like to exhibit -
there is information about both
of the exhibitions below.
You can download the Summer
Entry Form in April.
Please read the notes, or download the Entry Form, which has all the terms & conditions.
You can also download our poster (right) but
why would you want last years' poster?
If you would like to help,
or just find out more,
please feel free to get in touch .
If you are curious, please feel free to read further - you are very welcome. Gargrave is situated in the Yorkshire Dales, just North-West of Skipton. Here is a map to Gargrave...
and here is the location of the Village Hall...
The annual exhibitions, mainly by local artists, include many original paintings, some limited-edition prints, photographs and sculptures, and the Autumn exhibition also includes more limited-edition prints, and a wide variety of hand-made crafts. Most of the works of art are for sale, there are artist workshops and artists in residence throughout the events, and usually a special exhibition in the side rooms.
We also invite the local school, Gargrave Church of England Primary School, and pre-school,
Gargrave Pre-School, to include the children's art, and a local florist brightens up the place with some lovely arrangements.
Refreshments are provided by the ladies of the Gargrave WI.
There is Free entry & Free parking at Gargrave Village Hall.
If you would like to exhibit at the Gargrave Art Exhibitions and you live in or near the village, forms will be available from Gargrave Library. Alternatively, please get in touch with us to be included in our database.
The Summer Exhibition has been running in Gargrave for many years, and is free to submit up to three pieces of work for artists living in or close to Gargrave. Artists from farther afield may still enter up to two pieces, for a very small fee. Precise details are on the Entry Form at the bottom of the page.
Opening times for the SUMMER Exhibition are:-
11:00am - 7:00pm (Thursday & Friday),
10:00am - 7:00pm (Saturday),
11:00am - 5:30pm (Sunday).
(Keep reading for the Autumn Art & Crafts)
The downloadable files are in .PDF format, which should be easily readable. If you do not have Adobe Reader, it is available to download free of charge, or if you have problems, please let us know
Art & Crafts in Gargrave is another exhibition, this time in AUTUMN. It is run on a slightly different basis, where artist from near and far can buy space to exhibit as many works as they like, either hanging space for pictures, or table space for other crafts.
It is run to raise money for both the Village Hall and other nominated local charities. This year's charity hasn't been finalised yet, but as soon as it is, we will tell you here.
If you are interested in the AUTUMN exhibition, you can contact us via the information at the bottom of the page.
Opening times for the AUTUMN Exhibition are:-
10:00am - 6:00pm (Thursday & Friday),
10:00am - 6:00pm (Saturday),
10:00am - 4:00pm (Sunday).
Download an Application Form...
Download an Application Form...
The downloadable files are in .PDF format, which should be easily readable. If you do not have Adobe Reader, it is available to download free of charge, or if you have problems, please let us know.
If you would like any more information, or if you're having problems with the Application Form, please feel free to contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can call via telephone on 01756 749686, or even write in the old-fashioned way to 4 North Street, Gargrave, Skipton, North Yorkshire. BD23 3RN
Addendum:- We are sorry that the website is a little out-of-date regarding reports of the last shows. Unfortunately our hosts have changed their rules slightly and we cannot add any more pages. This means either a major rewrite. or a move to new hosts. Please bear with us and we endevour to bring it up to date very soon. - Alan.