Last year Abergavenny Arts Festival  celebrated the arts in their broadest sense and aims to be as inspiring, inclusive and affordable as possible and to do it all again only better in 2019. The Festival will showcase amateur and professional artists from the vibrant local arts scene as well as inviting some exciting talent and interest from further afield.

It is hoped that local residents, community groups, schools, businesses and visitors of all ages and artistic tastes will join in the fun at the Festival. Whether you don’t usually like to get involved in ‘arty events’ or if you regularly support the arts, we’re pretty sure there will be something going on for you to enjoy.

The Programme

There were some problems regarding the programmes and advertising last year that will be improved for 2019.

The Arts Market on Sunday 1st July

The Exhibitor List for 2018's Abergavenny Arts Market was:

Martin Truefitt-Baker Art 
Karen O'Shea
Beth Giles of Giles Gallery
Terri Jones Contemporary Artist - Wales
The Abergavenny Art Group
Mark Zytynski 
Louise Collis - Artist 
Maria Windsor 
Rebecca Burn Artist
DaffiRose Art - By Claire Timbrell
Owl Light
Clare's Botanicals Studio & Gallery
Listening For A Change
Beacons Art
Lee Wright
Tarra Rosenbaum
Sarah Delahoy of DelARTful Designs
GD Woven Textiles
Patricia Clifford
Pauline's paintings and cards 
Louise Jones Art
Denise Di Battista of John Street Gallery
Keira's Natural Photos
Creative Minds Blaina
Juliet Parker-Smith
Eleanor Whiteman
Serena Phillips, Artwork
EweToo Art by JudeLowery
Lesley Wickham
Abigail Williams
Primrose Cottage Designs by Leigh Ann Ellam
Gigi Jones 
Patricia Kelly Artist 
Annie Griffiths
The Workers Gallery
Jill Hobbs Artwork
Byony Hobbs
David Hobbs
Rachael Blakeway Recycled Arts n Crafts
Gray Glass 
Sally Mills Artist
Little Bird
Textiles At The Weir
Cag Rodwell Glass Art 
Chapel Cottage Studio
Robin Tree Designs
Apceramics - monmouth
Cathy Yeates
Mary Cousins
Penny Turnbull- textile art
Tracey Sitch 
Fiona Cran Jewellery 
Frances Bicker
Mari Pugh Yfenni
Iron Baskets
Barbara Bromhead-Wragg Photography
Emma Rhydderch Price
Abbey Jewellery by Helen Carter
Beanie's Bunting
Annie's Glass

The Art Group is hoping to participate in the Festival on the Sunday when the group will have a stall in the Abergavenny Market Hall.


Members work will be on display for sale to the public.  Original work, together with prints and cards will be displayed.

Members are requested to prepare for this market event by painting to the theme (see below) interpreted in whatever way they wish and in any medium.  Some ideas are given to the right.

The space on the stalls is limited but we hope to be able to display everybody's work.

If you are planning to participate please let us know by contacting:

2019 in the Year of Discovery.

The Welsh Government announced a continuation of the approach of naming
themed years with 2019 being designated as
Year of Discovery, which will build on the three themes of adventure, culture and the great outdoors.


Contacting the Organisers

To contact  the Arts Festival organisers  e-mail:

The Festival's Website

splashFor the definitive detail on the Arts Festival visit their website by clicking on this logo.

Images from 2018 Festival

bridge 75
Bridge 75
Canal view
sea sun set
Beach sunset

Interpreting the Theme ? 

We need your thoughts on how you might interpret Discovery, adventure, culture and the great outdoors:

email your suggestions to