Celebrating art and local artists, Merton Arts Festival is a grassroots, non-profit venture run for the benefit of the whole community.
Merton Arts Festival 2017 launches this weekend (16 & 17 September) with venues across the borough throwing open their doors, welcoming visitors to discover an amazing variety of works by painters and printmakers, jewellers, textile and glass artists, ceramicists and sculptors – and many more.
This year’s theme is Reflection & Transformation and Wimbledon’s deep cultural heritage and strong connection between business and community are evident in the number of venues getting involved – numerous artists’ homes and studios as well as a variety of town centre businesses, including Bliss Cafe at 264 The Broadway, Merton Arts Space in Wimbledon Library, Fielders at 54 Wimbledon Hill Road and William Morris House at 267 The Broadway. An added attraction this year is to include examples of local architecture, with Elliott Wood at 241 The Broadway and St Mark’s Church hosting Reflection & Transformation exhibitions.
Merton Arts Festival continues next weekend (23 & 24 September) including a visit to Love Wimbledon’s Autumn Arts on The Piazza.