Why not start an art collection?
The Milnthorpe Annual Art Exhibition – the largest open art exhibition in the North West
It is actually not as difficult or expensive to do as you may think. We have a number of long term clients who have bought original artworks from our exhibition and now have collections which provide a source of long lasting pleasure.
Art can function on many levels. It can provide a primary focus to the room and can express a lot about the owner. Chosen wisely it can provide some investment potential. It can also provide a great source of personal pleasure because it has an emotional appeal or because it simply looks beautiful.
If you have some art in your home it is surprising how often your eyes are drawn to it repeatedly over the years. Not the sort of pleasure you get from other home purchases. Washing machines - I don't think so!
Even though it is now in it's 29th year the exhibition could be described in modern terms as a "pop-up" event held over 3 1/2 days from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August (10am to 6.30 pm, closes at 3pm on the Sunday.) Miss it and it's gone.
The whole of St Thomas' church is taken over and filled with over 600 exhibits by more than 200 artists. All the exhibits are well displayed and lit. We also serve light refreshments in the Church during the opening times. Admission is free.
Prices of exhibits range from £30 to £1000. We suggest that you trust your taste but, to help you, we have a rigorous selection process and usually only about 50 per cent of paintings submitted are displayed for sale. As a result we have helped many artists to become recognised and valued.
For the buying public, it is a very good opportunity to purchase fairly-priced, original art from accomplished artists with the knowledge that any commission goes to charity in the community. (St John's Hospice, Lancaster this year and, of course, St Thomas', Milnthorpe.)
STOP PRESS! We are really pleased to welcome Kate as a Featured Artist
Christine Woodward - Featured Artist for 2018
Christine is a featured artist for the 2018 Exhibition. Please see some of her work below and on the "Featured Artists" page. You can also view work by our previous guest artists there.
The Exhibition charities this year willl be St John's Hospice, Lancaster and Milnthorpe's St Thomas Church refurbishment
A good evening meeting and AGM. Well attended and helping us move on to 2018. Some photos of the best bit below - Lou handing over £4000 to each of our Charities - the local Church & Macmillan Nurses.
The 2018 Exhibition will be held from the 2nd to the 5th August 2018. Put it in your Diary!
Have a browse or download last year's catalogue below to give you an idea of the art that we offer and typical prices (It will take a few seconds to download):
Download a pdf copy of our Annual meeting minutes and accounts to see the detail of how we run things: