HVA SUMMER EXHIBITION, 27 & 28 July 2013

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July 2013 – 9.00am to 4.00pm
Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1TE.

Hertfordshire’s Own Summer Exhibition

Most people have heard of the Summer Exhibition that takes place at the Royal Academy in London each year from early June to mid-August. This year Herts Visual Arts (HVA) is hosting Hertfordshire's own local version in Harpenden.

Coming soon - local and lively

If last year’s Harpenden exhibition is anything to go by we are certainly in for a treat. HVA now have a proven track record for arts events. They regularly provide a feast for the eyes with quality works in a range of prices. This year the HVA Summer Exhibition is at Harpenden Public Halls, 27 to 28 July. A wide variety of visual arts including painting, drawing, glass, textile, sculpture and more will feature. Though reasonably priced, the event represents a highly talented mix of artists – professional and amateur. The £1 entry free will go towards the Samaritans.

Mel Hilbrown, HVA Chairman, says, “This is the second year we are exhibiting at Harpenden Public Halls. It’s a great venue for what promises to be an inspiring exhibition. In the adjacent room the Beds Bucks and Herts Print Society are exhibiting hand pulled prints. The venue is right by the Farmer’s Market that Sunday. So visitors can really make a day of it!”

Coming later – fascinating and free

Some of the artists featuring in the HVA Summer Exhibition will also take part in Herts Open Studios – county-wide – 7-29 September. For those who don’t know, Open Studios is when many HVA member artists open the doors of their homes or studios to show exhibitions of their own work. It’s an opportunity for people to see local Hertfordshire artists in the environments where they create - and buy direct from them too.

Linda Warminger, HVA Open Studios Project Manager says, “This event provides a really unique insight into the wealth of creative talent in Hertfordshire. All artists are happy to talk about their work and how they approach it. Many will be demonstrating their skills. It’s fascinating, free and a fun thing to do.”

PRIVATE VIEW is being held on Friday 26 July 6-9pm.  For a glimpse of what will be on show see our facebook album