Overview & description

ArtWaves is back for 2018, taking over Bridlington’s signature venue Bridlington Spa and further afield for its fourth year on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018 with an additional fringe programme running from Monday 7 May. 

East Riding’s rising visual arts festival showcasing traditional, digital, contemporary and urban art through a carefully tailored programme curated for all; from the experienced artists to those simply looking to see something different.

The 2018 programme will feature favourite artists from past years alongside a mix of brand new artists in a vast and vibrant line up. The 2018 programme is set for release early 2018.

Open Exhibition

Closing Date 6th April

The exhibition entry criteria has no set theme as in previous years, allowing artists far and wide to submit their best works on a multitude of themes or subjects that will be judged on artistic quality and appeal before being displayed in what will be the most diverse ArtWaves exhibition to date.

New Strand, Submerge

Closing Date 19th January

This strand of the event is aimed at young, new and emerging artists looking to create and display artwork on a public platform. ArtWaves are on the hunt for artists to pitch their ideas for installation based pieces and is committed to supporting artists through all the elements of concept to creation.

Workshop Bookings

Released late 2017

Our 2018 workshops are set for release ahead of the full programme and will be available on the website for booking late 2017.

For more information on the festival email info@artwaves-festival.co.uk or visit www.bridspa.com/artwaves

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Facilities available at ArtWaves Festival 2018

  • Disabled Access
  • Child Friendly
  • Food & Drink Available