Dates for next year: Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May 2024

10:00am till 5:00pm each day – Free Entry

Art at Ancrum is a long weekend of exhibitions and demonstrations by professional artists and design-led 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 hall/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 a whole new experience.”
(Stuart Dalgleish)

Building on the success of the 2012 ‘Crossing Borders’ Art Trail exhibition, a group of participants proposed a new initiative, a long weekend of Art at Ancrum. Starting in 2013 this turned into an annual event, supported by the people of the village.Buy Local Art

We missed 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 epidemic and returned in 2022 with a revised committee and new joint co-ordinators.  2024 will be our 10th year.

A selection of professional artists and design-led makers from across the Borders were invited to participate in 2023. Many had taken part before but there were a few new names.  It would be great if you could support them by checking out their profile and linking to their own websites and maybe even buying from them online.

If you are interested in exhibiting at future events click here.

A carved stone cross stands on the triangular village green, where regular markets took place from 1490. Bishop Blackadder of Glasgow, as feudal lord of the village, set up a market in a failed attempt to turn the village into a centre for trade and commerce, perhaps we can make it a centre for “The Arts” instead?

2022 Sponsors:

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