The 2021 Langford Arts Festival will feature works from over 40 amateur and professional artists ranging from watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, prints and photography to sculpture, glass and pottery.
There will be something to suit any budget; works from sought after artists for collectors through to pieces for people who just want to find something special for their home.
And if you want to watch and try as well as buy, there will be plenty of live art-based activities taking place in Langford during the festival. These include artists sketching and painting about the village, art installations, and arts and crafts to try – like a blacksmith offering a metalwork experience, plaster plaque making, pottery and more.
The festival will also auction off a signed limited-edition print by Jake Chapman for charity. Jake is a celebrated British artist, who with his brother Dinos, forms the famous and often shocking art duo, the Chapman Brothers.
The festival is set in the quintessential Cotswold village of Langford. St Matthew’s Church in Langford, which dates back to the 11th Century, is the atmospheric setting where the bulk of the artists’ work will be displayed and sold. There will also be art on show at several other locations in the village, enabling visitors to experience all that is on offer in the village.
Furthermore, Langford regularly attracts visitors from across the UK and abroad. It has a buoyant art-buying community on its doorstep, so expect the two-day festival and pre-event private view to be well attended.
With homemade cakes, light lunches, and refreshments served throughout, plus a bar serving wine and local beers, Langford Arts Festival will provide the perfect day out for both families and serious art enthusiasts.
The event is the idea of Ginny Bushell, who lives in Langford and is herself a keen amateur artist. It is run by a special committee and overseen by Langford’s Village Hall committee.
Adult entry costs £2, and it is free for children under 16.