Another hugely successful PAW has come to an end. Thousands of visitors came to Purbeck over the Festival fortnight to enjoy art of all kinds, talk to our artists in their open studios, and be inspired by the music they heard. We loved having you – and we hope you will come again!
Although this year’s Festival is over – work has started on next year’s PAW. Our artists are back in their studios, encouraged and energised by your visits, and top quality music ensembles are being booked. Our audiences are so appreciative that many of the musicians want to return next year.
NEXT YEAR’S FESTIVAL DATES ARE MAY 23rd – JUNE 7th. We look forward to welcoming all our visitors, old and new, in 2020!
Meanwhile we hope our visitors are enjoying all the art they took home with them, and are even inspired to start doing some themselves in their PAW Sketch Pads.
What people said:
Someone who bought a painting: “You are all very blessed to have come together to celebrate all of your talents. We do love our painting and it is now sited in Devizes, I made the decision it would be nicer to enjoy the scene when I need to see the sea and am distant from it.”
PAW artists: “My first PAW went really well and thanks to all my lovely visitors. Sales were better than any open studio event I’ve done before.” “Hoping to meet lots of new visitors today. We have had some really great visitors some old ones and some new but some fun conversations.”
A Friend of PAW: “Thank you…. for PAW 2019. I love PAW. It has its own very special flavour, totally different from any other local festival – wonderful though they all are. All the best for another year!”
Audience members: “What a fantastic, inspirational talk about children’s books and illustration …… Fascinating …… to hear how they started out as authors and hear readings from some of their books. All of the audience was spellbound.” “….long may you and the team bring these very special events to Purbeck.”
One of the musicians: “PAW is such a warm, welcoming, community event, with lovely people, a good atmosphere and in a beautiful place.”
For further information about this year’s activities and our artists, enjoy browsing on this website.
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