Art events and activities

Tuesday 17 May to Sunday 19 June: Drawn Together by Art, Guildford

This vibrant and colourful exhibition of contemporary paintings by The Grafham Group runs at Guildford Cathedral and features free-spirited compositions that radiate an infectious joy. Come meet the artists at their pop-up 'meet the artist' sessions on Monday 23, Friday 27 and Tuesday 31 May. Each free session runs from 11am to 1pm and includes a chance for you to take part in a fun, quick drawing exercise. Find out more information on the Guildford Cathedral events website.


Ongoing until Sunday 22 May: The Lightbox at Victoria Place, Woking

The Lightbox presents an exhibition of four contemporary female artists based in Woking and the surrounding area, celebrating the diversity and range of professional artists working today. With distinct styles, the artists explore diverse themes of landscape art, seascapes, architecture, and sacred geometry. For more information visit the Lightbox website.


Ongoing until June: Watts Chapel Tour, Guildford

Make a day of it and explore the complex symbolism behind the Grade I listed Arts and Crafts Chapel, recognised as one of the most important art nouveau buildings in Britain created by Mary Watts. Learn more about its history before visiting the cloisters and the graves of the Wattses. Visit the Watt's Gallery website for more details and to book tickets.


During April to June: Paint and Sip workshops, The Artifex Studio, Cranleigh

Get set to get your creative juices flowing and join a Paint and Sip Workshop, a fun evening of creativity and bubbles at the Artifex Studio in Cranleigh. The workshops are designed to be enjoyed with friends, family, or friends you haven't met yet, so get stuck into a painting or a craft workshop with a glass of your favourite tipple from the bar to enjoy during your workshop whilst you relax, unwind and unleash your creativity. For more information and to book tickets, head to the Artifex Studio event website.


Thursday 9 June to Saturday 18 June (various dates): Guildford Craft Festival, High Street, GU1 3AJ

Held annually since 1983, the Guildford Craft Festival is the centrepiece of the town's summer celebration with 30 pop-up craft shops appearing in the street with street entertainers on the Saturdays. Check out the Visit Surrey What's On web page for more info.


Saturday 30 April to Saturday 11 June: Joyful Reflections Exhibition, Farnham

Collaborating with the Contemporary Glass Society, the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham is proud to feature 15 exceptional glass makers working on a variety of diverse glass techniques. Artists were invited to step back from the sadness of the pandemic and to embrace the joy of life as we know it now. Visit the New Ashgate Gallery website to find out more.


Ongoing until October: Making Space for Nature Art Exhibition, Leith Hill

Make space for nature by visiting the exhibition of 30 illustrations of Surrey Hills indicator species at the National Trust's Leith Hill Place. The exhibition is open to the public now and is included with the purchase of an entry ticket to Leith Hill Place, free for National Trust Members. For more information, visit the Surrey Hills website.