Arts Festival Month in the Stroud District

The Stroud Valleys bursts into life this May by celebrating the arts and creative industries. The SELECT 18 textiles exhibition and the SITE 18 contemporary arts festival both take place.

Select Festival 2018

The Select Festival is an annual festival celebrating the applied arts and crafts presented by Stroud International Textiles. It opens 21 April to 28 May in venues in Stroud Centre and around the Five Valleys, and out to Cirencester and Miserden.

The Festival will be bringing you a host of leading artists from the world of visual arts in exhibitions, Master Classes, workshops, and talks. Still with contemporary textiles at the heart of what we love and do the Festival is linked to all the visual arts and applied arts in 2018. Based in the lovely Stroud Valleys where poets and writers thrive alongside visual artists there is no better place to be in May than the Cotswolds.

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Open Studios 2018

You will also have the chance to look behind the scenes in studios and artists' homes. Stroud's SITE 18 Festival and Select Festival Open Studios will be held 5th-6th and 12th-13th May and will feature over 85 artists across the district. This year’s Open Studios event will be even more enticing and exciting to hundreds of new and regular visitors.

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