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Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May 2017

A long weekend of exhibitions and demonstrations by professional artists and makers in multiple venues throughout the village of Ancrum, where you can meet and purchase directly from the artisans.

See and support the wealth of local creative talent.

“Art at Ancrum, relaxed, friendly and arty.
You can visit artists, look at the view, have a coffee, pop in to see a local maker, have something to eat, look at some paintings, visit the church/gallery, look at the gardens, have a picnic on the green, go for a walk, purchase a print, have a pint, have a gin, have a wine and some cake.
It’s not just an event, it’s whole new experience.”
(Stuart Dalgleish)


During September 2012 a group of artists and makers held a very successful ‘Crossing Borders’ Art Trail exhibition in Ancrum village.

Building on that success, a group of participants proposed a new initiative, a long weekend of Art@Ancrum, in the hope it might build into an annual event, supported by the people of the village.craft_and_design_month

2017 will be our 5th year.

A selection of professional artists and makers from across the Borders have been invited to participate. Many have taken part before but there are several new names for 2017 and possibly new venues.

Cash for KidsThis year our chosen charity is Cash for Kids, and there will be collection tins around the event, and Courage the Cat, Radio Borders Cash for Kids official mascot might even make an appearance!

 


There is also an exhibition called “Absent Friends” in the Cross Keys


Sponsors:

 Tweedside Gallery
Tweedside Gallery logoAs well as offering a bespoke framing service, the Gallery also stocks a large variety of quality hand made crafts and gifts, and a full range of landscape photographs from the Borders and elsewhere.

Cuero Soft Leather and Suede BagsCuero
Since 1992, Caroline Marr has been designing and constructing her individually crafted, quality leather handbags, bags and backpacks, which include traditional and innovative styles.

Southernknowe StudioSouthernknowe
The paintings are inspired by the Scottish Borders and Northumberland landscape and in particular by the “big skies” and infinite variety of the instantly changeable weather conditions.