Visual Arts

East Kent Artists’ Open Houses

East Kent is home to an abundance of creative talent. Throughout the Festival local artists will be opening their houses and studios to the general public, free of charge. This is a great chance to see and buy unique artworks and meet the artists within their creative environment.
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Sat 12 – Sun 13 October
Sat 19 – Sun 20 October
Sat 26 – Sun 27 October
11am – 5pm

Canterbury Trail
Maps & Leaflets: Canterbury Visitor Information Centre at The Beaney and Canterbury Festival Office
Enquires: Lindsay West [email protected]

Faversham Trail
Maps & Leaflets: Fleur de Lis Tourist Information Centre on Preston Street and Creek Creative
Enquiries: Anne MacLaren [email protected]
01795 535 515

Whitstable Trail
Maps & Leaflets: Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre, The Library, Keams Yard Gallery and Whitstable Trust
Enquiries: Sue Cavanagh [email protected]

Herne Bay Trail
Maps & Leaflets: Beach Creative on Beach Street, Herne Bay Seaside Museum and Herne Bay Library on the High Street.
Enquiries: Mandy Troughton [email protected] 07890 065 046

Margate & Cliftonville Trail
Maps & leaflets: Margate Visitor Information Centre, the Droit House, Stone Pier, Margate and all participating venues.
Enquiries: Kim Conway [email protected]

Ramsgate & Broadstairs Trail
Maps & leaflets: Ramsgate Information Centre in Ramsgate Harbour, Nice things, Harbour Street and York Street Gallery, AiR, 18 Harbour Street in Ramsgate, Broadstairs Information Kiosk in Viking Bay, New Kent Art Gallery on Albion Street and all participating venues.
Enquiries: Sarah Stokes [email protected]

Deal Trail
Brochures: The Astor Theatre In Stanhope Road, Deal Library off Queen Street and The Landmark In
Trinity Road, Hope and Lane cafe and The Lane, 15 South Court, plus all participating venues.
Enquiries: Kate Baker [email protected]


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