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Hertford Arts Festival

Posted on 12/02/2019

12th February 2019
Hertford Arts Festival
Designed to showcase and promote the local arts and culture in the county town, the Hertford Arts Festival runs from Friday 5th April until Sunday 5th May. This month long celebration of the arts begins with the launch at Hertford Castle with an evening art exhibition on Friday 5th April from 6pm – 8pm. Over forty talented artists will exhibit one piece of artwork that will be featured in the Hertford Art Trail, which runs from Saturday 6th April – Sunday 5th May.
The art exhibition launch will be held in the Castle’s Downshire Suite, and will offer the public an evening of art, culture and wine.

The evening event will be hosted by the Mayor of Hertford, and visitors will be able to meet the artists in person to find out more about the inspiration behind their work. A cinema room will also be set up to screen a preview of the artists’ work on a rotating reel.

Tickets for the event are £5 and include a glass of sparkling wine. 50% of the proceeds from the evening will go to the Mayor of Hertford’s charities, St John Ambulance and Prostate Cancer UK.

Tickets can be purchased at Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre in The Wash, by telephoning 01992 584322 or online at https://hertfordartsfestivallaunch.eventbrite.co.uk

During the month-long Art Trail, artists will exhibit work in a prime town centre location. The public can view the pop-up exhibitions free of charge. The Trail is intended to encourage more visitors to the town centre, promote the artists whose work will be on sale and support the venues offering the exhibition space.

An array of mediums will be on display from sculpture to cartoonist, oil on canvas to pottery. Venue opening times will vary and selected artists will be offering workshops on site. It is suggested that visitors check opening times in advance by visiting www.gohertford.co.uk.

A hard copy of the events programme will be available to collect from Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre from 1st April.

Chairman of Hertford Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said: “The Hertford Arts Festival has become a well-established annual event, and once again there will be something for every age and artistic taste to enjoy. The Art Trail provides a great opportunity to explore the town centre as well as the art work on display, and there are a record number of artists and businesses taking part this year.”

These are the forty four artists who are taking part in the Hertford Art Trail:
Artist Art Exhibition Location
Artist Art Exhibition Location
Nick Dittrich Il Vino Restaurant
Hannah Warmisham
Mudlarks Garden Café
Anna Schofield Il Vino Restaurant
Claire Costello
Mudlarks Garden Café
Amy Pettingill Il Vino Restaurant
Jennifer Millard
Mudlarks Garden Café Amy Wilson The Women's Society Tom Harman White Hart Hertford Nikki Roberson Love Locks Hair & Makeup Lounge Nicholas Shipton Gingerlillie Jane Ducarreaux Retail Therapy Jeanie Sondheimer Ruby Room Gemma Critchley Leaf Café Phil Potter Hertford Club Amanda German The Flower Bar Freda Bennet Hertford Club Hannah TusonHeasley Shepherds of Hertford Vanessa Carter Hertford Library Kellie Ahl Town & Tourist Information Centre Samantha Whitehouse Hertford Library Emma Marsden Town & Tourist Information Centre Carol Chesher Hertford Library Renzo Rizzi Town & Tourist Information Centre Rebecca Brindley Love Flowers Kirstie Tebbs The Classic Barber Rebecca Williams Courtyard Arts Paul Hillary Harwood Homes interiors John Rowlinson Scott Sports Tapocketa - Eleanor and Trevor McMullen’s Brewery Hazel Hawkins The Traditional Ottoman Barbers Ray Whyard Hertford Physiotherapy Alexandra Broad The Traditional Ottoman Barbers Oliver Smith Il Vino Café Michael Cook Cavavin William Butcher Il Vino Café Sarah Core Perrins Douglas McNab Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors Janet Gardner Lance James Jewellers Caryl Beach Hertford House Zoe Simons-Walker Abel of Hertford Laura Burns Eye Mind Heart Ruta Bartkeviciute Arts Hub Julie Arnall Hertford Hair Izabella Gkagkanis Kids Connection

The Hertford Arts Festival will culminate in the Hertford Castle Craft Market & Open Day on Sunday 5th May from 12pm – 4pm. There will be over thirty craft stalls exhibiting and selling an array of merchandise, and fun craft activities will be available free of charge for children, including a Giant Art Workshop.
The Arts Festival also includes other cultural events in the town including the Courtyard Arts Open Exhibition, Hertford Theatre Week and The Hertford Art Society Exhibition. More information can be found by visiting www.gohertford.co.uk nearer the time of the event.

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