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Pinting, painting, painting before TheArt Boat Tour
Jan Vallance Painting (Guess how many hot water bottles she's wearing?)

2019 – The Art Boat Tour – A Busy Year!

Interwoven exhibition.

This year has got off to a great start and I have already booked most dates for The Art Boat tour.  Time is flying and I can’t believe there is already less than a week left to visit The Old Parsonage in Didsbury to see the Vernon Mill Group Exhibition “Interwoven”.  A wonderful exhibition in a beautiful setting, by a diverse group of talented artists.  Well worth squeezing in a visit before it closes.

Jan Vallance "Winter" at Interwoven exhibition
Mum and I at The Old Parsonage Didsbury.

The Art Boat Tour 2019.

The winter is when I plan the rest of the year, and it’s looking good so far.  These are the events that are already scheduled for TheArtBoat.  A mixture of Floating Markets, Festivals and exhibitions.  I will also be dipping my toe in the unfamiliar world of Art Fairs.  But most exciting (for me!) is the open studio that I am planning for the three weekends before I set off on the Art Boat.  This will be the first time that I have opened my new studio to the public, and I’m quite nervous as it will be very different to my past experience, taking part in group open studios.

I have added links to some of the events and will insert more as they become available.  Please bookmark this post as I will come back and add events as I book them.  There are already a couple of Guild of Waterway Artists exhibitions in the pipeline.

The Itinerary

   Sun. 3rd Feb-Sun. 24th Feb.      “Interwoven” a VMA exhibition, The Old Parsonage Didsbury

   Fri. 22nd Mar-Sun. 24th Mar.     Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition,  Town Hall

  Sat. 30th Mar-Sun. 31st Mar.     Open Studio, TheArtBoat, Unit 40  Goyt Mill

  Fri. 5th Apr-Sat.  27th Apr             Echoes,  Group exhibition in Champaign, Illinois. (selected dates)

  Sat. 6th Apr-Sun. 7th Apr.             Open Studio, TheArtBoat, Unit 40  Goyt Mill

  Sat. 13th Apr-Sun. 14th Apr.       Open Studio, TheArtBoat, Unit 40  Goyt Mill

   Fri. 19th Apr-Mon. 22nd Apr.     Great Haywood, RCTA Easter Floating Market.

   Fri. 3rd May-Sun. 5th May.           Berkhamsted,    RCTA  May BH Floating Market

   Sat.18th May-Sun. 19thMay       Rickmansworth Canal Festival

  Sat. 25th May-Mon. 27th May.    Boxmoor,    RCTA  Spring  BH Floating Market

   Sat. 29th Jun-Sun. 30th Jun.         Braunston Canal Festival.  GoWA exhibition.

  Sat. 20th Jul-Sun. 21st Jul.              Cosgrove Canal Festival

  Saturday July 27th.                             Linslade Canal Festival,  One day only

  Sat. 3rd Aug-Sun. 4th Aug.              Fenny Stratford Canal Festival

  Sat. 10th Aug-Sun 11th Aug.         Blisworth Canal Festival.

  Sat. 24th Aug-Mon 26th  Aug.      Merry Hill,  RCTA  August BH Floating Market.

  Sat. 7th Sep-Sun. 8th Sep.               Birmingham,  RCTA Floating Market

  Sat. 14th Sep-Sun. 15th Sep.         Black Country Boating Festival

  Sat. 21st Sept-Sun 22nd Sep.       Huddlesford Heritage Gathering

  November/December                      Audlem Mill/Jan Vallance.  GoWA exhibition (Artists changing every 1-2 months).

The Art Boat Tour 2019, Winter Painting
“Winter” by Jan Vallance of The Art Boat

Hope to see you at one of these events during the year…there are plenty to choose from.   Don’t forget to bookmark and check back as I’ll be updating the information as I travel.

Bye for now…and hope to see  somewhere soon!





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