The Alnmouth Arts Festival is an annual event held over a single summer weekend in late June, involving the entire village of Alnmouth and utilising a wide range of venues. It is a unique event among north Northumberland villages, has been staged very successfully each year since 2005, and now enjoys a high reputation with both the public and the participants.
The aims and purposes of the Festival are to:
· promote and foster interest and participation in the arts and crafts among all members of the local community
· raise awareness in the community of the work of local and regional professional and amateur artists and craft workers
· support local and regional artists and craft workers by providing an opportunity to exhibit and market their work
· promote the village of Alnmouth and the services it offers to visitors
The Festival is a not-for-profit activity of Alnmouth Parish Council, with any surplus after covering costs and maintaining start-up funds for the following year being used to support community projects in furtherance of the Festival’s aims and objectives.
The Festival is limited to artists from Northumberland, usually loosely defined as being from between the Tyne and the Tweed, but others from farther afield are sometimes included if they have a special personal connection with the village, such as being brought up here as children.