with great regret and apologies

After last year's cancellation due to Covid 19, we scheduled this year's Exhibition a little later between 26 - 30 Augus in order to provide more time for the situation to come under control  However, at the time of writing, as the number of cases continues to rise and the Government are planning on removing all restrictions, we have had to think about how this affects the Exhibition.

Our soundings indicate that many of our volunteers do not yet have the confidence to offer the same level of support they have provided in previous years.  Additionally, St Thomas' Church doesn't lend itself to social distancing and therefore we cannot guarantee the safety of visitors and volunteers. Also, any financial investment we make in this year's Exhibition would be at risk.

The Management Committee considered reducing the scale of the Exhibition, but felt that this would be just as difficult to manage safely and would devalue an excellent event.  Therefore, sadly they have decided that the Milnthorpe Art Exhibition 2021 is cancelled. 


We still aim to hold an AGM in November to set our our plans for the 2022 Exhibition, details of which will be publicised nearer the time.




The Milnthorpe Annual Art Exhibition runs for 3½ days during August at St Thomas' Church on the edge of Milnthorpe’s Market Square. 


Approximately 200 artists submit work with about 500 original exhibits being displayed each year. Members of the public are invited to visit to browse.  The artwork is also available to purchase.


Entry to view the exhibition is free but we do sell a catalogue (£3) that lists and prices the exhibits.  They typically range from £30 to £1,000. Approximately one third of the work is sold each year and we’re delighted that we’ve helped many of the artists to become recognised and valued.


Refreshments are also on sale and include delicious sandwiches and cakes.


All the money raised goes to local charities and since our first display over 30 years ago we are proud to have raised over £180,000.


Where:  St Thomas' church, Milnthorpe    Postcode: LA7 7QA

Artist Contact

If you are an artist and would like to exhibit please put yourself on our mailing list by emailing us at: maexhibitor@gmail.com

For General Enquiries and Sponsorship

Please contact our Exhibition Secretary: Lesley Gill
Postal Address:  33 Beetham Road, Milnthorpe, LA7 7QN
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