Chiltern Arts Fest Live: 1 & 2 June 2013

Chiltern Arts Fest Live is an innovative new arts festival at Chiltern Open Air Museum, with a team of over 30 artists and makers, many of whom are also making their mark on the national arts scene in the UK.

Visitors can meet the artists, see them working close-up and view or buy their recent works. The doors open from 10-5 both days and there are also special artistic activities for children of all ages.

Chiltern Open Air Museum is delighted to be partnering with Buckinghamshire Open Studios to run this exciting new project. 20% of all art sales bought on the day will go towards the Museum, which is a registered charity. Chiltern Arts Fest Live will also serve as a valuable launch pad for Bucks Open Studios, providing a base for promotion in the lead-up to the Open Studios period and increasing awareness of the work of artists in the area.

Two marketplace venues will feature arts manufacturers including Caran d’Ache and Two Rivers Paper, as well as a range of artists and makers from jewellers to photographers and feltmakers. A team of artists will be offering some very special creative activities for children include willow sculpture, canvas painting and free drawing including a range of quality materials which children do not often have the opportunity to experience. Buckinghamshire Berkshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust will be offering wildlife craft activities in the High Wycombe Furniture Factory.

Demonstrating artists include:Richard Ballantyne, potter, known for his sculptural work in Raku, Laura Boswell, leading printmaker whose work adorns the House of Lords. Irina Bradley, master iconographer, who teaches at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London and Jan Makower.

Sally McIver Chiltern Open Air Museum