En Plein Air painting days
A successful Dorset Art Weeks
Annual Garden Party
Open For Art Biennial Trail
Fun & Sociable Artists across all mediums
Treasure Planet at Bridport Arts Centre
Welcome to Artwey
Artwey is a community of artists based in Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester on the stunning Jurassic Coast in the beautiful County of Dorset, UK. Our mission is to promote the visual arts in our neighbourhood and beyond. We do this through our website, exhibitions, open studios, art trails and workshops.
Anyone, of any skill level can join our friendly group. Currently, our membership of over 70 artists ranges from beginner to well-established. Our members work in a variety of media from paint to print, sculpture to textiles, ceramics to photography and lots more. As well as promoting the arts through shared exhibitions, open studio events, art trails and workshops, we meet up for member en-plein air days and hold social events.
If you would like to find out more or join us, then please contact us.
For the first time Artwey organised three venues for our artists to exhibit and take part in Dorset Art Weeks (DAW) 2021. Our ONLINE Venues with the Heights group and The Old Town Hall offered artists who were concerned about meeting visitors in-person so soon after lockdown easing, the opportunity to showcase work produced during the 2020 coronavirus lockdown. We learned a lot from this, and whilst direct sales were disappointing, we are glad that we did it! The Nothe Fort IN-PERSON exhibition offered 25 artists under cover of a huge marquee, the opportunity to exhibit, meet the public and enjoy a little bit of normality for ten days. With over 1500 visitors and great sales, this was a great showcase for the talented Artwey membership.