About C-Art

C-Art Festival is Cumbria’s award winning festival promoting Cumbria’s contemporary arts, featuring special events, exhibitions, installations, an artists directory, open studios and more.

C-Art gives a platform to the new and emerging as well as the traditional, an open space where all artists can join in and show their work. This platform includes curated and selected work at events like the C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition at Rheged, alongside artist created innovations in the Art in Extraordinary Places programme and the Open Studios.

“Once again my wife and I were so impressed by the organisation. I just wish we could have visited more studios. Everyone we met was delightful – such enthusiasm! C-Art is a wonderful event”.  Visitor Feedback

In 2018 C-Art will not be taking place. Details of a new event in 2019 will be released in Autumn/Winter 2018. You can read a review of the 2017 event here.

Co-ordinated by Eden Arts, C-Art promotes and celebrates Cumbria’s rich creative talent, inviting visitors to step into the gallery and the landscape to buy art, explore the landscape and to meet the artists themselves. C-Art Festival 2017 focuses on bringing more contemporary art and performance to Cumbria, forging national and international relationships, and promoting contemporary Cumbrian arts events throughout the 10 day festival. C-Art won the Tourism Event of the Year Award from Cumbria Tourism in 2014 and continues to grow each year.

For the past 6 years, C-Art has connected over 185,000 visitors to Cumbrian artists, and has seen over £665,000 in sales of Cumbrian art.

C-Art is an Eden Arts project.

for information contact: info(at)c-art.org.uk


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