Gargrave Art Exhibition

Gargrave Village Summer Art Exhibition and Autumn Art & Crafts Exhibition



Welcome to the website for Gargrave Art Exhibitions.  We are a local organisation which puts on 2 super Art Exhibitions in our Village Hall each year, usually in July, and October.


 Autumn Art & Crafts Exhibition

Thursday 18th  - Sunday 21st October


Hello everyone, hopefully we still have some Summer left, but Autumn is approaching. I write on behalf of the Committee, to invite you to the Autumn Art & Crafts in Gargrave Exhibition.

We will be open for four days, running from Thursday 18th until Sunday 21st October, with setting-up on Wednesday 17th from 2:00pm until 6:00pm.

Setting-up doesn't begin until 2:00pm on Wednesday, to give us chance to get everything in place.

Collecting of unsold work is between 4:45pm and 6:00pm on Sunday.  If you can’t personally collect your work, please let us know in advance. We cannot accept legal responsibility for your work, but we feel we must protect it as best we can, so unfamiliar people may be challenged.



If you would like to exhibit -

there is more information about both

of the exhibitions below.

Please read the notes, or download the Entry Form (when available), which has all the terms & conditions.

If you would like to help,

or just find out more,

please feel free to get in touch .



 If you are an exhibitor at Gargrave Exhibitions, thank you, we love having your work on display. But on 25th May 2018, data protection regulations changed. These changes give you more rights, including the ability to amend or withdraw how we use your data, and to ask us to see, update or remove it.

We collect data from your Entry Form so that we can contact you during the organisation of the event, if we have a query during the shows, and if we sell your work, so that we can send you payments. We carry the information through to the following year to invite you back again.

We never pass on your information (even to a prospective client for your work) without asking you first.

The new Entry Rules for the Summer Exhibition allow you to enter three pieces of work for FREE if you are already a member of Gargrave Village Hall. If you make a free submission, we may check this information with Gargrave Village Hall.

You can ask us to remove your information from our files at any time, but doing so means we will not be able to contact you.




If you are curious, please feel free to read further - you are very welcome.  Gargrave is situated in the Yorkshire Dales,  just North-West of Skipton.  Here is a map to Gargrave...

and here is the location of the Village Hall...


The annual exhibitions, mainly by local artists, include many original paintings, artwork, photographs and sculptures, and the Autumn exhibition also includes limited-edition prints, and a wide variety of hand-made crafts.  Most of the works of art are for sale, there are artist workshops and artists in residence throughout the events, and usually a special exhibition in the side rooms.  This changes depending on availability.


We also invite the local school, Gargrave Church of England Primary School, and pre-school,

Gargrave Pre-School, to include the children's art, and a local florist brightens up the place with some lovely arrangements.


Refreshments are provided by the ladies of the Gargrave WI. 


There is Free entry & Free parking at Gargrave Village Hall.


If you would like to exhibit at the Gargrave Art Exhibitions and you live in or near the village, forms will be available from Gargrave Library.  Alternatively, please get in touch with us to be included in our database.


Summer Art Exhibition  -  12th to 15th July 2018

The Summer Exhibition has been running in Gargrave for many years, and is free to submit up to three pieces of work for artists who are also current members of Gargrave Village Hall. Artists who are non-members or from farther afield may still enter, for a very small fee.  Precise details are on the Entry Form (when it is available), or upon request.


Opening times for the SUMMER Exhibition are:-

     11:00am  -  7:00pm  (Thursday & Friday),

     10:00am  -  7:00pm  (Saturday),

     11:00am  -  5:30pm  (Sunday).

      ( 7.00pm  -  9.00pm  Wednesday - PREVIEW Evening for artists & guests)


Download an Application Form here...   The Summer Exhibition has ended.

 (Keep reading for the Autumn Art & Crafts)

 The downloadable files are in .PDF format, which should be easily readable.  If you do not have Adobe Reader, it is available to download free of charge, or if you have problems, please let us know


Art & Crafts in Gargrave  -  18th to 21st October 2018

Art & Crafts in Gargrave is another exhibition, this time in AUTUMN.  It is run on a slightly different basis, where artists from near and far can buy space to exhibit as many works as they like, either hanging space for pictures, or table space for other crafts.  Limited-edition prints are also allowed.

It is run to raise money for both the Village Hall and other nominated local charities.  This changes year by year, but we have supported Gargrave Church roof fund, the Gargrave Playground Association, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue, and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to name a few.

If you are interested in the AUTUMN exhibition, you can contact us via the information at the bottom of the page.

Opening times for the AUTUMN Exhibition are:-
     10:00am  -  6:00pm  (Thursday & Friday),
     10:00am  -  6:00pm  (Saturday),
     10:00am  -  4:00pm  (Sunday).


Download an Application Form...   Entry has ended for this year

Download an Application Form...   Entry has ended for this year

The downloadable files are in .PDF format, which should be easily readable.  If you do not have Adobe Reader, it is available to download free of charge, or if you have problems, please let us know.

Contact Us

 If you would like any more information, or if you're having problems with the Application Form, please feel free to contact us via e-mail at


Alternatively, you can call via telephone on 01756 749686,  or even write in the old-fashioned way to

Gargrave Art,  c/o 4 North Street,  Gargrave,  Skipton,  North Yorkshire.  BD23 3RN



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