SEAS Christmas Art and Craft Fair

Paintings, Print, Ceramic, Glass, Mosaics and Textiles.
A South East Artists regular event, always popular, with people looking for original and affordable ideas for Christmas gifts. Artists original paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, textiles and mosaics including small gifts such as jewellery and greetings cards.
Ringwould Village Hall, Dover Road, Ringwould, CT14 8HL
30 Nov 10am – 4.30pm
1 Dec 10am – 4.30pm

3 Point Turner

Pie Factory Exhibition
15-26 November 2019 11am to 4pm
South East Artists return to the Pie Factory. 15 artists showing a variety of work including paintings, photography, prints, ceramics, textiles, mosaics and glass. Come and meet the artists among the vibrant art quarters of Margate and nip across the road to the Turner Contemporary, where the 2019 Turner prize winners will be on show.
7 Broad Street, Margate, CT9 1EW
Entry Free. Disabled access.

East Kent Artists’ Open Houses

Welcome to East Kent Artists’ Open Houses 2019 or EKOH for short. Now in its 19th year, EKOH has gone from strength to strength with more artists than ever, over 200 artists spread over 70 houses and studios. We are also delighted to include Margate, Cliftonville and Deal and hope to extend our range around Kent’s Creative Coast.

The artists’ trail gives the public a personal insight into how an artist works within their specialised field. It opens up a wealth of information and interest to pave the way for making new contacts and discovering opportunities for anyone interested in taking up new fields of creativity. The trail is your chance to visit artists in their homes, to speak to them in person about their work and to find out what is happening in your local area. This is a rare opportunity to experience a diverse array of high quality work in a relaxed setting; with so many venues to choose from there should be something for everyone. So, plan your trip and prepare to be inspired and surprised.
All houses are open weekends during the festival

12th/13th, 19th/20th, 26th/27th October 2019 – 11am – 5pm (unless stated)

Brochures available from the following locations:
Deal

Deal Library Queen Street
Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road
Landmark Centre 129 High Street
The Lane 15 South Court
The TapHouse Cafe 5 South Street
81 Beach Street
Deal Train Station Platform 1
Walmer Train Station
The Royal Pub Beach Street
Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant
Betteshangar Country Park Sholden

Welcome to Open Studios 2019

South East Artists (SEAS) are exhibiting in Deal, Walmer, Ringwould and St. Margaret’s Bay, in individual studios, galleries and at three group venues: the Angling Club, Astor Theatre and Landmark Centre on 22+23rd June & 29+30th June.
Work includes woodcuts, mosaic, glass, painting, photography, drawing, embroidered textiles, ceramics, pottery, printmaking, collage, montage, assemblage, constructions, following themes of heritage, travel, local scenes, events, people, ideas, feelings, movement, dance and music.
SEAS artists are making links this year with the Deal Music and Arts Festival, starting on 28th June, where some artists will be producing art during music events; you can combine Open Studios visits with open gardens on the 30th June; there are printmaking demonstrations on Saturday mornings; or have your portrait drawn on the spot during the final weekend.
Follow the trail using the map and details of individual artists inside. Meet and talk to the artists.

Click here to download a copy of the Open Studios trail guide.

Small is Beautiful – Postcard art event

South East Artists Open Studios Launch Event
Saturday 1 June 10am to 5pm
St George’s Parish Hall, High Street, Deal

Over 30 artists in Deal, Walmer, Ringwould and St. Margaret’s Bay will be exhibiting a full range of their work in this years OPEN STUDIOS art trail in individual studios, galleries and at three group venues: the Astor Theatre, Landmark Centre and the Deal Angling Club.
You are invited to attend the Launch event Small is Beautiful between 10am
and 5pm on Saturday 1 June at the St. George’s Parish Hall, where you can
meet the artists and see many examples of their small-scale work. You’ll learn from the artists where they will be exhibiting during the two weekends of OPEN STUDIOS and receive the event catalogue with a map highlighting artist venues.

Small Is Beautiful

St George’s Parish Hall
10am to 5pm
Saturday 1 June 2019

Our Open Studios launch event. Small-scale original work including paintings, prints, photography, mixed media, glass, mosaics and ceramics, everything priced at £20. Meet the artists and find out about Open Studios, brochures will be available.

St George’s Parish Hall, High Street, Deal CT14 6EG
Entry Free. Disabled access. Parking nearby.
Contact: tins@martincherry.co.uk

Pebble painting workshops – Lasting Memories Project

East Cliff Creative’s Lasting Memories Project, to commemorate peace after WW1, is gaining a real momentum but there are still many pebbles to be painted before the end of June. If you or anyone you know would like to make their mark on a few there are a number of free walk-in painting workshops:

May 11th Folkestone Library 10am-2pm
May 16th Block67, 67 Tontine St 11am-7pm
May 17th Cheriton Library 10am-12pm
May 19th Block67, 67 Tontine St 10am-4pm

The project is growing rapidly with over 1,500 school children taking part in painting pebbles at schools and youth centres.
They only have to paint 20,000!!!! Each one will be a mini artwork that will become part of the seven giant Beach Poppies to be constructed on the 29th/30th June. Anyone can take part and you don’t have to be an artist.
To find out more here are a few links that will explain:

Lasting Memories: Beach Poppy Art


Lasting Memories: How to Get Involved

Lasting Memories is centred around the creation of seven giant poppies on the beaches of Folkestone at the end of June 2019. The poppies will be created from around 20,000 Folkestone pebbles. Each pebble will be its own mini artwork, painted using special eco-friendly paint by the community, young and old. Everyone is welcome!

The Poppies will represent the seven months between the Armistice of WW1 and eventual peace, with the signing of the treaty of Versailles on June 28th 1919. Each poppy will represent stories from seven themes that impacted on the local community during this time.
Follow #pebblepoppies to see updates on Instagram!

Easter Arts and Craft

Trinity Church Hall
10am to 5pm
Saturday 20 April 2019

Paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, mosaics, photography and glass. Buy affordable original art work and greetings cards. Just three minutes’ walk from Deal’s open-air market. Deal is a vibrant town with great studios, galleries and excellent high street shopping. Come and meet the artists and see their work and find out about other 2019 events.

Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal CT14 6EA
Entry Free. Disabled access. Parking nearby.
Contact: tins@martincherry.co.uk