About the Arts Festival
The New Forest is a hub for artists and craftspeople working across a wide variety of media and has a rich history of inspiring artists.
The Arts Festival celebrates and promotes the wealth of talent in the area and is an opportunity for everyone to get involved.
It brings together a wide variety of art forms celebrating the New Forest’s heritage in unique venues including a castle, tree house, beach hut, garden, pub, museums and arts centre.
The types of events range from music, painting, crafts, textiles, film, photography, theatre, talks, exhibitions and workshops, with lots of opportunities for people to take part.
Arts Festival Steering Group
The Arts Festival is a partnership between the New Forest National Park Authority and the Hampshire Cultural Trust, New Forest District Council, SPUD, Forest Forge theatre company, the New Forest Centre in Lyndhurst, Forest Arts in New Milton, hArt, and St Barbe Museum in Lymington.