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People’s Art Fair: Festive Edition

Thursday 9 December, 2021 @ 18:00 - Sunday 19 December, 2021 @ 18:00


Opening night: Thursday 9 Dec, 6-9pm
Exhibition open daily: 12-6pm, Fri 10 – Sun 19 Dec

The People’s Art Fair (PAF) is a collaborative group exhibition devised and hosted by the PRSC and open to all artists. The fair follows the principal that together we are greater than the sum of our parts, and demonstrates that bringing together artists involved in individual creative practice produces something unique and special.

Embodying the ethos of collective action, the artists help to hang, manage and promote the show together. We want to break down barriers to the art world and challenge the elitism and sense of exclusivity that pervades many gallery shows. PAF attempts to level the playing field with no entry fee (for artists or visitors) and an open invitation to everyone to take part, offering a platform to all the talented people out there no matter their medium.

Participating artists include:

Adam Roe, Alex Cadle, Amy Loizou , Amy Vans, Beautiful Things in Foreign Lands, Bev Milward, Billie Brown, Cereal Box City, CRACKBABY, Criminal Mind, Dan Petley, Extempore Art, FYONAFINN, GC, Greenbank Pottery, Helen Povey, Jacob Moon, JAMIE PETT, Jasmine Collings, Kat Martin, Katie Fishlock, Keep StuM, Kerry Day Arts, Lisa Travers, Mandi Collingridge, Mark Povey, Marta Zubieta, Martha Makes It, Matti, Max Middlewood, Mez, Mike Stuart, Mr Sleven, Natasha Watson, Object…, Octopus Odyssey, Pablo Da Loca, Paulo Da Silveira, Phil Constable, Ramona Eve, Rocio E Bucheli, Sonic, Stokes Croft Land Trust, TG Freeson, The Cat Came Back, Toby Lennox-Hilton, TropicaLala, TwoBirds Art, Wistful Horizons, and Zlyzab.

Alongside the visual art we have a bunch of inspirational workshops and activities to get your creative juices flowing…

  • Opening Night / Thu 9 Dec, 6-9pm – for those who prefer to enjoy their art in the evening with a drink in their hand
  • Domino Painting / Thu 9 Dec, 6.30-8.30pm; Sun 12 & 19 Dec, 1-4pm; Sat 18 Dec, 12-3pm – paint a domino to take away or to add to a permanent display
  • Drop-in Collage Club with Octopus Odyssey / Sat 11 Dec, 1-5pm – come make a collage with master collager Octopus Odyssey
  • Lo-fi Musical Workshop with X in O (aka Kat Martian) / Sun 12 Dec, 1-3pm – make strange sounds with contact mics
  • The People’s Poetry with Emma Ako / Thu 16 Dec, 7-10pm – intimate open mic night of poetry & spoken word
  • The People’s Jam Session with the Suspicious Jazz Roll Ups / Fri 17 Dec, 7-11pm – a night for us to make beautiful music together
  • Winter Art Market / Sat 18 Dec 18, 12-6pm & Sun 19 Dec, 12-5pm – a chance to buy some unique and beautiful art pieces and crafty creations from our amazing bank of artists
  • Paint Jam from the Bristol Womxn’s Mural Collective / Sun 19 Dec, 1-4pm

We are confirming more activities every day so watch this space…

People's Art Fair

Open to artists, makers, photographers, painters, sculptors and creatives of all shapes and flavours, the People's Art Fair acts as a celebration of culture and expressive art. Find out more, including how to exhibit »


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