The Big Art Show makes subtle name change and issues invitations to exhibit at two events in 2016

October 27, 2015

The Big Art Show is changing its name and inviting artists to exhibit at two events it will be staging in 2016.

Held at the Greenhous West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury, Shropshire over the first weekend in July (1st to 3rd) and new for 2016 at Secretts of Milford, near Guildford, Surrey on September 11th and 12th, The Big Art Show aims to provide an annual showcase for a wide diversity of artists using a range of formats and presentation through paint, sculpture, jewellery, glass, ceramics, furniture design, photography and performance art. The family-friendly events will include over 150 exhibitors, workshops and talks given by the artists, a real ale bar, eateries and live music at each venue.

Organiser David Dawkins said: “First launched in 2014, the past two years have been spent building The Big Art Show’s reputation. We are now in a good position and confident to not only host our show at one but two locations in 2016. Although the venue in Guildford will appeal to potential exhibitors based in the south of the country, as Shrewsbury does for those in the Midlands and the north, we are offering discounted packages for artists wishing to exhibit at both.”

Following 2015’s successful event world renowned artists Andrew Logan has agreed to continue his patronage of The Big Art Show. Commenting on this and the change in name to The Big Arts Show David Dawkins continued: “Andrew Logan’s jewellery fashion show was one of the highlights of this year, which involved local people modelling his work, and enjoyed by exhibitors and visitors alike.

“The change from ‘Art’ to ‘Arts’ is a result of feedback received from visitors and exhibitors at this year’s event. We were reminded that the word ‘art’ as a noun is popularly taken to imply the work of painters to the exclusion of the many other forms that we present. In making the change to The Big Arts Show we are emphasising our aim to exhibit, promote and support a variety of art and the artists who create it. The new name is already in use on our website and in promotional material. It will also be reflected in our web domain name and email addresses from early in 2016.”

A report summarising The Big Art Show 2015 can be read HERE. For more information about exhibiting in 2016 phone 01694 771446, email: or register online HERE.

Picture: David Dawkins, organiser of The Big Art Show.

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About the Big Art Show
Established by David Dawkins in 2014 The Big Art Show aims to provide a showcase for a wide diversity of arts and artists, crafts and craftspeople, rarely seen together at a single event. Artists are offered an affordable space to exhibit, demonstrate and sell their work.

The Big Art Show is for everyone with an interest in art and craft, from the student to the serious collector. Families are made very welcome.

For more information about The Big Art Show, contact:
David Dawkins
Tel: 01694 771446
Twitter: @TheBigArtShow #TheBigArtShow2016