Meet the Artist – Autumn 2020 series

Meet the Artist – 2020 series

Dates for the first four Meet the Artist evenings are now fixed, and booking is open.  So check you diaries and get your name down soon to avoid missing out. We’re experimenting this year and hosting several of the events in the back room of the Norfolk Arms in Steyning. It’s a bit rustic, but it’s a nice quiet space with a handy bar attached!

These evenings are a great way to meet fellow artists and learn about their motivations, creative process and techniques.  It’s nice and informal – drinks and nibbles are part of the picture.  Booking is free but numbers are limited so you need to sign up online to reserve a place.  For events in artists’ homes they will be collecting donations to cover costs (£3 suggested contribution).

Please be mindful that artists put a lot of effort into preparing for these events. If you book a ticket please put this commitment firmly into your calendar.  If you can’t make it on the night, please use the link on your Eventbrite booking confirmation to cancel.  That way we can alert the host and hopefully pass on your space to someone on the waiting list.

Find out more and book a space here

Members only

The Meet the Artist evenings are open to Steyning Arts members only. If you would like to become a member, please visit our membership page.

Steyning Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Competition

We decided at the AGM to go ahead in 2020 with a Steyning Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Competition, an idea we cooked up last year but had to postpone.  We’ve approached St. Andrew’s Church to fix a date in early Autumn, and will be getting the organising group together in the next month or so to start firming up plans.

Artist meet ups

Artist meet ups

This idea of holding some informal get togethers for artists was suggested at the AGM and had an enthusiastic response.  So we’re going to give it a go.  These will run in parallel to the Meet the Artist evenings.  We’ll be holding the first meet up in April, and will be in touch nearer the time with details of timing and location.

Members only

The Meet the Artist evenings are open to Steyning Arts members only. If you would like to become a member, please visit our membership page.

Steyning Arts AGM 2020

Are you coming to the AGM on 13th Jan?  We have treats in store!

AGMs get a bad press, but this one is going to be different!  As well as the Art Book Swap (bring along anything you’d like to swap), we are raising the bar in the drinks and nibbles department.  Dave Tester has kindly offered to organise these, and just happens to be a former professional chef and wine expert.  So that should be worth the trip by itself.  It’s also a perfect opportunity to hear what’s in store for 2020 and get to know fellow members – which might be handy if you’re looking to share a venue at the Art Trail.

Steyning Centre, at 8.15pm on Mon 13th Jan.  

Summer Art Trail 2020 – dates announced

The dates for the Steyning Art Trail 2020 have been announced.

They are:

Weekends 23 – 25 May and 30 -31 May

Make a note in your diary!

Planning is well underway and we will be providing more details closer to the time.

Meanwhile, you might also like to make a note of the The Steyning Festival 2020 dates: 21 May – 25 May. We hope to run our popular “Art in the Park” event again. The Sunday of the Festival there would be a “Green Day” with vegan food stalls, children’s parade and a Jonah and the Whale experience.



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