Wyke Supports Dorset Arts Weeks

After a long wait, we are so excited that Dorset Art Weeks is finally here!

Dorset Art Weeks is the largest open studio event in the country, taking place across 250 different venues across the whole of Dorset. The event attracts over 125,000 studio visits and is a fantastic opportunity to view some of the incredible artwork this county produces.

As joint headline sponsor of Dorset Art Weeks 2018, the team here at Wyke Dorset Cottages and our wonderful homeowners were invited to attend the launch event last Thursday evening at the Crown Hotel in Blandford Forum.

Dorset Art Weeks 2018 Launch Event
Dorset Art Weeks 2018 Launch Event
Cover competition finalists
Cover competition finalists

The evening began with a warm drinks reception and was soon followed by a short introduction from the Dorset Visual Arts team, Hall & Woodhouse and our very own manager here at Wyke Dorset Cottages Anne-Marie Brooks.

A series of short, lively presentations by four local artists exhibiting throughout the weeks soon followed and the room was silent as they told tales of their journeys of creating commissioned pieces and turning their hobbies into successful businesses.

Between each small talk, joint headline sponsors Hall & Woodhouse, guided everyone through a tasting of one of their fabulous beers, which they had carefully paired with a local cheese to complement each other.

Beer and cheese tasting
Beer and cheese tasting
Wyke Dorset Cottages goodie bags
Wyke Dorset Cottages goodie bags

Thankfully, the drizzle outside didn’t dampen the atmosphere in the room and the evening ended with an amazing mind-reading trick. The room was truly buzzing with excitement through and through. It was a fantastic evening and we are so proud to be part of this brilliant event!

A big thank you to all the team at Dorset Visual Arts who have worked very hard to prepare this huge event. We are sure it’ll be a huge success and we can’t wait to visit all of the fantastic studios across Dorset!

Of course, if you need somewhere to stay during your visit to the many open studios, we have great range of self-catering holiday cottages throughout Dorset available during your visit.


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