Ayot St Lawrence prepares for annual art show

PUBLISHED: 13:59 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:59 18 May 2017

The Ayot St Lawrence Art Show

The Ayot St Lawrence Art Show


The annual Ayot St Lawrence Art Show has become a hot date on the social calendar.

Palladian Church site of the Ayot St Lawrence Art ShowPalladian Church site of the Ayot St Lawrence Art Show

Now in its 43rd year, the 2017 Art Show will take place from Saturday, June 10 to Monday, June 12, with an exclusive invitation-only preview evening on Friday, June 9.

It takes place in the beautiful Ayot St Lawrence ‘New Church’, a Grade I-listed, Greek-style church.

Known locally as the Palladian Church, the show venue is a work of art in itself.

A huge selection of artworks from popular professional and talented amateur artists will be exhibited, with Andrew King, Anne Songhurst, Susan Gray, Justine Lois Thorpe and many others returning, as well as introducing a number of new artists.

In addition to framed art in the church, there will be two marquees housing a much sought-after selection of unframed art and greetings cards, designed by the artists, as well as delicious refreshments including a selection of locally home-made cakes.

Entry to the exhibition is £1, children and seniors free.

The show is open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 11am to 2pm on Monday.

To coincide with the Ayot Art Show, two of the village’s loveliest gardens are being opened to the public on the Saturday and Sunday, and The Brocket Arms, which dates from the 14th century, is also holding its annual beer festival the same weekend.

• For more details, visit the new website www.ayotartshow.co.uk where there is also information about how to obtain an invitation to the exclusive preview evening, which costs £8 per person and includes canapés and a glass of wine.

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