Lyme Regis Artsfest 2016 – 17/9/2016-2/10/2016

There’s a diverse range of 2D and 3D artwork on the theme of ‘Identity’ to be seen in shows at the Town Mill galleries where, as well as work by ArtsFest members, 2016 will again see a student exhibition, showcasing the work of young artists from local schools and colleges.

Both galleries are open 10.30-4.30 daily, and admission is free.

‘Identity’ is proving a potent stimulus to thought-provoking and moving works. One artist for instance has used the mask she had to wear during recent treatment for cancer to produce an interactive work that cannot help but produce a variety of emotions.

More general work will be on display at the Baptist Church Hall (from 17th to 25th September only), as well as a full schedule of open studios, workshops and an Art Trail featuring art work around the town. The ground floor of the Jubilee Pavilion on the seafront will act as an open studio for several artists as well hosting arts and crafts markets on each of the three weekends.

In addition to the pieces in the open-air Sculpture Trails, smaller works will be on display in the Langmoor and Lister Rooms on the seafront. Some of the Sculptures are also extremely moving, so do pick up a Sculpture Trail map to make sure you don’t miss any!

ArtsFest is an artist-led group that exists to encourage and support the work of artists in Lyme Regis. For up-to-the minute information, see their website  http://www.lymeregisartsfest.com