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Beads for sale

I have a large eclectic quantity of beads and findings and accessories, all of which are kept in a 3-drawer unit.  I am no longer able to bead and would very much like to sell my collection to someone who will enjoy using them. 

I look forward to hearing from you/your members by email jacquibankover@hotmail.com or 079490 800050

Pop up exhibition, St Albans opportunity

7th Affordable S.art Sale Pop Up Art Sale returning to All Saints Studios, St Albans.  Looking for a wide variety of Artists from Painters, Ceramic, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media and Glass.


Open Studios 2017 shared exhibition spaces - full list

Please find below a summary of all of the shared studio/exhibition spaces that we have available. Contact details are on each listing, these are fantastic opportunities! 

*If you know of other spaces, perhaps you have a local venue, please let us know! admin@hvaf.org.uk

Trestle theatre St Albans contact  Elaine.johnson@threerivers. gov.uk

Artistsmeet Please contact vicechair@hvaf.org.uk if you are interested!

The Golden Fleece Pub in Braughing and St Andrews Church (St Andrews Street) in Hertford in East Herts. Contact Sue Nicholls

The Upstairs Gallery Berkhamsted contact admin@hvaf.org.uk

The Henderson Hub - Abbots Langley.

An exciting community-led arts project based in the heart of Abbots Langley. It includes a newly created exhibition space and by September there will be a foyer lounge and coffee area. The venue has a great location in the middle of Abbots Langley High Street and for our recent exhibition by local artists we had over 700 visitors over a 2 week period. We are now looking ahead to Open Studios and would like to invite artists to apply to be part of a group exhibition. Unfortunately we are not able to display 3d work.

Please contact eleanor_sidaway@btinternet.com

Kingsbury Barn in St Albans

The owners of Kingsbury Barn in St Albans has offered the use of the barn for Open Studios.  This splendid barn could hold perhaps around 10 artists who might be interested in forming a group for Open Studios and take advantage of our OS group pricing. 

You don't have to live in St Albans to take up this offer.

While the barn owners are not specifically asking for payment to use the barn, a donation of £25 per artist to the owners chosen charity (the Samaritans) has been suggested, with perhaps a 15% selling commission fee that would also go to the Samaritans. The barn lends itself to generous space for individual artists, plus the opportunity for a launch event and other marketing opportunities.

The proposal is to set up during the week, from 20th September, and be open to visitors for the final 2 weekends of Open Studios – 23rd/24th September, 30th September/1st October.

If you would like to be part of this fabulous opportunity to use Kingsbury Barn for Open Studios, please get in touch with Ken Haslar as soon as possible.  Ken has kindly offered to be the lead artist and coordinate the event and his email address is ken@kenhaslar.co.uk.  Please register your interest by emailing him and he will set up a time you can visit the barn which is in St Michael's Street.

Studio space @ Parndon Mill


The community at Parndon Mill is looking for a keen and enthusiastic painter to occupy a top floor studio.

We have a few places left at Mentmore Arts Festival!

Hello Artists!
We now only have a few places left for the Mentmore Arts Festival 2017. The festival will run from the setup day and preview night on Friday 26th May through to Monday 29th May 2017. You do not have to attend barring erecting and taking down your art as we will do everything else for you.

Saturday 27th May to Monday 29th May 2017
Mentmore, Buckinghamshire LU7 0QF

Are you looking for your own art space?

STEAMHub welcomes expressions of interest from experienced or more experienced makers and artists who would like to rent space in the Harpenden area and take part in art or technology-influenced opportunities.