Discover creative Devon: galleries, guilds & great days out!

Creative Devon

Devon has a lot to offer when it comes to art. From awe-inspiring galleries to pottery master-classes, why not try something different on your visit to Devon this year.


Galleries Week, DartmouthDartmouth Galleries
October 2015

Dartmouth Galleries week offers a magnificent range of new exhibitions from talented home grown artists. October’s event will include an exciting evening of ‘Artists and Makers Tales’ and an ‘Art Tasting’, to coincide with the Dartmouth Food Festival.

You even get the chance to find pieces of art scattered around Dartmouth; free to the lucky individuals that stumble across them!
Find out more here.


Guild of craftsmen, Bovey TraceyGuild of craftsmen

Experience a magnificent range of contemporary arts & craft at the Guild. This incredible gallery displays beautiful pieces of craft, such as ceramics, jewellery & furniture, created by 240 members of the Devon Guild. Now the largest crafts venue in the South West with its own fantastic café serving fresh local food.

Catch the Summer Craft Exhibition, celebrating 60 superb years of supporting talented craft makers (up until the 6th September), as well as other events such as scrummy honey tastings and creative craft demonstrations.
Find out more here.


China Blue, TotnesChina Blue

Want to create your own masterpiece on your visit to Devon? China Blue in Totnes is the perfect place. Paint your own innovative design on a beautiful range of ceramic pottery. From pots & mugs to plates, you can design the perfect gift for a friend, or even treat yourself.

Have a go at throwing your own pot. Once you have created your work of art, why not indulge in some tea and cake in the conservatory café!
Find out more here.


Thelma Hulbert Gallery, HonitonThelma

If you’re looking for something a bit different, take a trip to the award winning Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton. The gallery, which boasts beautiful views from the windows of its grade II listed structure, has a fantastic range of local art and offers workshops throughout the year.

Why not get creative in an Art and Life drawing class, or entertain the little ones at the Summer Holiday workshop.
Find out more here.


The Cultural Sea Side townVerity
of Ilfracombe

Dubbed as the new St Ives, Ilfracombe has a fantastic offering of inventive art to get your creative juices flowing. Say hello to Damien Hirsts Verity, the unmissable 20m high sculpture situated on Ilfracombe’s pier. You can also catch the Artisan Market on the first Saturday of every month, offering home-made craft from over 20 local artisan makers.

Don’t miss the marvellous collection of local galleries too, including the Ilfracombe Art & Craft Gallery, known to be one of the best in North Devon.
Find out more here.


Culture Fest, PlymouthCulture Fest
July 17 2016

Culture Fest is a fantastic new event hosted in Plymouth, created to celebrate the city’s diverse mix of culture.
Here you will find an eclectic range of crafts, music, food and dance from all corners of the globe.

Explore the range of market stalls, all representing different countries of which will be selling native art, jewellery and craft. There will also be fun filled activities for the kids, including face painting and pony rides.
Find out more here