Chepstow Festival of Arts has been created to showcase our talented creative community and a platform for all forms of art by both amateur and professional artists. It will promote exceptional talent in the Chepstow area across all the arts, including flat art, pottery, sculpture, photography, artisan crafts and performance art.
Our objective is to develop Chepstow as a town synonymous with the arts and to promote it as a welcoming, vibrant place to live.
Our’ Art in Action’ project focuses on art as a powerful means of communication. Local schools will create large-scale pieces of art that to be displayed throughout the town and online.
The Festival of Arts will play its part to put the town of Chepstow firmly on the artistic map,
The historic port town of Chepstow is situated at the southern end of the beautiful River Wye in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It was historically known as the Orchard City, and today many of its open spaces are planted with community apple trees. Chepstow is famous for its spectacular Norman castle – often cited as the oldest surviving stone castle in Britain. The town also boasts ancient walls, many of them still standing, which encircle the town centre. The High Street is accessed through the medieval town gate and is lined with many historic buildings, including the ancient St Mary’s Priory. Chepstow has ancient industrial significance as a medieval port and the gateway to the beautiful Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. The famous iron bridge spanning the River Wye forms the Welsh/English border. It stands at the bottom of town and offers spectacular views along the river and across to the castle. The town is also host to the Welsh Grand National, and Chepstow Racecourse attracts visitors from far and wide.