Holmfirth Artweek announces donation for 2023

Holmfirth Artweek announces donation for 2023.

In July this year Holmfirth Artweek returned to the Holme Valley.  The event is a much-loved favourite in the calendar, with visitors able to view and purchase art from a variety of artists at venues across the local area.  This year, as usual, the event hosted returning artists and welcomed new ones.  A proportion of everything sold during Holmfirth Artweek is donated to local charities.

The Holmfirth Artweek Team are proud to announce that this year they raised a total of £36,000; which will be distributed evenly between their two beneficiary charities.  Local hospice charity, The Kirkwood and long-standing charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support, will each receive donations of £18,000.

Artweek is one of the UK’s largest and longest running annual open art exhibitions. This year the main exhibition at Holmfirth Civic Hall featured over 400 exhibitors and over 2,000 artworks. In addition, each year, there are specially invited featured artists. In 2023, this was photographer and long-standing Holmfirth Artweek artist Eric Lee and contemporary sculptor Ralph Shuttleworth.  The combination of the two artists made the top floor of the Civic Hall a vibrant and fun space within the exhibition.

Additionally, each year venues across the Holme Valley and beyond join the main exhibition in opening their doors to create the Fringe.  This year over 40 venues took part in forming the Fringe, bringing Artweek into the community and showcasing a wider range of work from various artists across a variety of mediums.

Artweek is a truly open art exhibition and presents an important outlet for artists, especially after a difficult couple of years for the industry. There was something for everyone, with a large variety of styles, subjects, and mediums.  In addition, for those wanting to take part there were workshops running throughout the week, and demonstrations too.

The Holmfirth Artweek Team are passionate about working hard to bring this event to the community each year and ensuring that causes close to the community’s hearts benefit from the money raised.  The Holmfirth Artweek Team are already on with planning next year’s event.

For further information please visit the website: www.holmfirthartweek.org.uk or follow Artweek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

For anyone who would like to become a ‘Friend’ of Artweek and attend the Preview event next year to get a first look at what’s on sale, you can find out more information on the website.

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