Plan Your Stay on Cardigan Bay

Artists and Art Galleries Cardigan Bay

Art works and artists involved in the Cardigan
            Open Studios Annual Open Studios Exhibition Art works and artists involved in the Cardigan Open Studios Annual Open Studios Exhibition

Discover the art of rural west wales by visiting artists, and art galleries of Cardigan Bay.

Local Artists Websites:

Ray Burnell

Ray Burnell

Landscapes and seascapes of West Wales from Aberystwyth to Port Talbot

Location: Cilymaenllwyd HouseLoginWhitlandCarmarthenshireSA34 0XA Tel: 01437 563900 Email:

Appleseed Jewellery

Appleseed Jewellery

Beautiful handcrafted unique sterling silver and copper jewellery. Each piece is designed & handcrafted using the most ethically conscience and environmentally friendly methods ensuring each piece is a totally unique & beautiful piece of wearable art

Location: Cardigan Email:

Cariad Glass

Cariad Glass

Leaded Lights, Stained Glass and Restoration. Please telephone before visiting the studio, as opening times are subject to change

Location: Unit 1 Teifi Units, New Road, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 4QJ Tel: 01559 362 972 Email:

Marc Treanor - Sand Circles

Marc Treanor - Sand Circles

Workshops and group sand circle events available throughout the year. Learn to design and create large scale sand mandalas on the beaches of West Wales and beyond.

Location: Various beaches around Cardigan Bay Tel: 07904 360225 Email:

Howi Steed

Howi Steed

Seascapes from locations along the Pembrokeshire and Gower coasts, and a new scene is added whenever I return from a painting trip

Location: Newport Collective Gallery Pembrokeshire SA42 0SY Email:

Sarah Hope

Sarah Hope

Portrait artist Sarah Hope will be recognised by many from her appearances on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year. She works from her studio in Newport Pembrokeshire on both commissions and original paintings and drawings.

Location: Lower Saint Mary Street, Newport, Pembs Tel: 01239 820469 Email:

Cynth Weyman

Cynth Weyman

Fine art, textile art reliefs and fashion design.

Location: Inspired 2 Collect GalleryAlbion Arcade,4 Blue Street,Carmarthen.SA31 3LQ Tel: 07772 820313

Landscape Paintings and Prints

Landscape Paintings and Prints

Chris Chalk lives and works as a professional landscape artist in Pembrokeshire. Using oils, Chris paints a wide variety of subject matter, including portraits and wildlife, however his main focus and passion is the beautiful Welsh countryside.

Location: Heol Ty Newydd Cilgerran Pembrokeshire SA43 2RT Tel: 01239 615865 Email:

Cardigan Bay Art Galleries

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Location: Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3D
Award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and recognised as a 'national flagship for the arts'.
Tel: 01970 62 32 32 Email:

Gabrielles Gallery

Location: The Old Schoolhouse,Capel Cynon,Ffostrasol,CeredigionSA44 4TJ
An old schoolroom Gallery packed with original paintings, unique ceramics and tiles with many canvas prints & cards
Tel: 01239 851026 Email:

Newport Collective Gallery

Location: Penfynnon, East Street, Newport,Pembrokeshire, SA42 0SY
Run entirely by and for local artists & craftspeople
Tel: 01239 821056 Email:

Oriel Mwldan Gallery

Location: Bath House Road Cardigan Ceredigion SA43 1JY
We aim to display the work of artists who are linked with our locality; our position locally, nationally and internationally, as well as our part within a thriving arts centre.
Tel: 01239622404 Email:

The Corn Exchange Gallery

Location: The Guildhall, Aberteifi, Ceredigion, SA43 1JL
The Corn Exchange art and craft gallery is situated in the centre of Cardigan
Tel: 01239 615554 Email:

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Upcoming Art & Craft Events Cardigan Bay:

Sera Wynn Walker Exhibition

Sera Wynn Walker Exhibition Saturday 21st July 2018 - Sunday 2nd September Location: Oriel Mwldan

A negative, be it a relief, a photograph or a mold has an identity, through her work with camera-less photography and sculptural craft processes Sera Wyn Walker explores the shape, size, texture and character of that identity. Interested in direct visual representations of a light driven process Sera Wyn Walker’s practice uses early camera-less photography techniques as a means of regaining something lost through technological advancements in photography. ‘Through camera-less photography techniques, I bring back that direct connection with the environment. There is a trace of the object in the image, one that is both of and from the landscape’. Please feel free to come along for the opening of this exhibition on 21 July at 6:30pm - completely free and all are welcome!

Cardigan River and Food Festival

Cardigan Food Festival Saturday 18th August 2018 Location: Quay Street Car Park

The festival is great fun for all the family, with cooking demonstrations and a full programme of river events, entertainment and activities for the children. There will be plenty to eat, drink, see and enjoy, so come along and get a real taste of Cardigan!

Cragen Sea Monster Tour

Sunday 19th August 2018 Location: New Quay

Cragen Is Said To Dwell Off The Coast Of Wales and experts have predicted that she will appear along the coastline with an important clean seas message during Wales’ Year of the Sea. Visitors and communities will gasp at her ingenuity and be amazed by her size (approximately 20 meters long) as she returns unwanted plastic waste from the sea to the land. Cragen’s first performance is at Aberporth 20/07/18 2pm and Small World Theatre are delighted to be working with #plasticfree Aberporth for the launch of the tour. We’re also delighted that Cragen will appear on the Teifi at Cardigan’s Giant Lantern Parade on Friday 7th December. Follow Cragen’s travels and discover the tour dates online at the link below. Share your sighting on social media using the hashtags #cleanseascragen #findyourepic #cleanseas Together we can keep our beautiful Cardigan Bay beaches clean. You can help protect Wales’ epic coastline from plastic pollution, by joining the many events and activities surrounding the tour. The Cragen can also be spotted visiting the Sea2Shore Food Festival in Aberystwyth on 12th August and New Quay Harbour Beach as part of the Cardigan Bay Regatta on 19th August along with many other sightings. Sightings of Cragen will also be seen on. 12 August – Sea2shore Food Festival, Aberystwyth 17 August – The Parrog, Goodwick, Pembrokeshire 19 August – Traeth Dolau, New Quay, Ceredigion 02 September – Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey

Cardigan Quays Festival 2018

Cardigan quays festival Friday 24th August 2018 - Sunday 26th August Location: Cardigan Quay

The annual Cardigan quays festival celebrates Cardigan's rich cultural and maritime heritage.

This is the town that has been the fortified seat of kings, that has given birth to the Eisteddfod, and that helped set sail to the dreams of many to a new land called America. There will be music, crafts, river activities, food stalls from artisan producers, fish, beers, cheeses, breads, workshops, performers and a whole wealth of sights, sounds, tastes and experiences to delight and entertain. All this against the backdrop of the Historic port and the majestic River Teifi flowing down to the open sea. The festival is held in and around the quayside on the river opposite the castle in the old port area of the town.

Open Quilt Show

Quilts in Cae Hir Gardens Saturday 25th August 2018 - Monday 27th August Location: Cae Hir Gardens

photo by Janet Baxter An open Quilt Show held in the beautiful RHS associate Gardens. Enter your quilt then come and see it hung in these beautiful hillside gardens. Alternatively just come and enjoy the beautiful quilts and gardens. There are tea rooms in the garden which serve excellent cakes and there will be a traders marquee for all your quilting needs as well as quilts and crafts for sale. As the gardens are set on a hillside there is limited disabled access. Free parking.