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Weymouth is open for art

open for art

11:09am 19th May 2017

A new art event is coming to Weymouth today.

'Open for Art' will feature more than 80 local artists at over 40 venues.

There will be works on display in gallery spaces as well as offices, cafes and historic buildings.

Artists will also open up their own homes for the fortnight.

The volunteer-run event is a collaboration between arts organisation Artwey and Weymouth BID.

After several years of successful Artwey events, the time seemed right to expand their biennial Open Studios by taking in Dorchester and Poundbury and open the event to non-members.

Carol Cruickshank and Olivia Nurrish, Artwey’s two directors (pictured) have taken up the challenge and with their team have trebled the size of the trail which has been rebranded OPEN FOR ART 2017.

Carol Cruickshank, Artwey Chairman, said: “We hope this is the beginning of a great working relationship with Weymouth BID that will result in growing OPEN FOR ART into an established, respected and successful biannual event raising the cultural profile in our area and encouraging visitors to enjoy all that our towns have to offer.

"We would like to thank Weymouth BID for providing both funding and marketing support to enable the Open for Art event to reach a wider audience, also thanks to Domvs who have also helped us with signage."

Artwey will be launching the exhibition with a reception today, where the Mayors of Weymouth & Portland, Dorchester and Mayoress of Portland will be present.

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