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There are many exhibiting and selling opportunities for painters, photographers and artisan crafters at the festival. Here are just a few: 

The Florence Court (Beaufort Hotel) 

This venue is for individual artists and groups wishing to show and sell their work.  Each artist/group will be allocated a table on which to display their pictures. NB, there are only 18 tables available. Artists will need to provide their own display stands/easels to show their work to its best advantage.  Display boards will be available for hire £10.00 if needed.

The fee for artists/groups wishing to sell their work is £20 per table.

Gazebos in the High Street for  Painters  and  photographers 

Gazebo size is 3 meters x 3 meters.  Set up will be between 7.30 am and 9.00 am. NB the exhibition opens at 9.30 am. You will only be able to break down your exhibitions and remove your pictures after 4.00 pm. Once your cars are unloaded, they must be removed by 9.15 to an allocated car parking space in a participant only car park nearby.

These prime spots are in great demand and are allocated on booking, cost £20 to exhibit + £20.00 gazebo hire. Haras fencing will be supplied to hang 2-dimensional works only.

Craft  in The Board School Bridge Street 

The Artisan Craft fair showcasing jewellery, glass, silver, wood, ceramics, textile art, leatherwork, pottery, felting and much more will be situated in the beautiful historic Hall of the Old Board School.

The fee for crafters wishing to sell their work is £20.

 Find out about exhibiting or selling at the festival. 


If you would like to perform 2022, please fill out our booking form as an expression of interest or get in touch nicky@chepstowfestivalarts.co.uk 


Thank you to our group of dedicated volunteers. The Festival 2021 would not have been a success without your help with: Putting up umbrellas for road signage, putting up 220 children’s umbrellas down Church Walk, helping to erect gazebos on the day of the event and taking them down afterwards, providing visitor information and handing out maps at our information gazebos, giving out prizes to infants completing the Dragon Hunt and much more…

We are looking ahead to next year and would like to hear from you if you would like to volunteer. We especially need people holding a valid first-aid certificate.

If you are interested in helping us email nicky@chepstowfestivalarts.co.uk



We want to thank the following for their sponsorship and help:

  • Star Ways for providing fencing and transport solutions
  • Wye reclaim, upcycle, and Wilkos for providing materials for the Art in Action Competition
  • Mencap for letting us use the Board School for our Craft fayre and Flower show free of charge
  • St Mary’s Priory for the use of the Church and cavil Hall free of charge
  • Una Vita for allowing us to erect an information point on their forecourt.
  • Archer & Co for sponsoring banners.
  • Moon and Co for sponsoring ‘Art for All’ at the boatman


Chepstow Festival of Arts is sponsored by Chepstow Town council and a Lottery25 grant. We are actively seeking other sponsorship to enable us to promote our town and make the event a spectacular showcase for Chepstow’s creative community.

If you can help us, please contact:

Carol 07828314826 email:Carol@chepstowfestivalarts.co.uk

or Nicky 07515511365. email:nicky@chepstowfestivalarts.co.uk