East Keswick Art

East Keswick Art welcomes local people interested in creating art, whether beginners or more experienced. In recent years EK Art has held an annual two day Exhibition of Members’ work in the Village Hall in November with a Jazz Night to start the show on the Friday night.  This has become increasingly popular with local people and further afield, perhaps due to the wine and cheese! The show on the Saturday includes an all day café with cakes and quiches and numerous craft stalls. There is a raffle with hamper prizes and a People’s choice competition of paintings voted for by the public.  Money from the show, funds art activities and contributes to a local charity. 

During Lockdown when it has been impossible to meet in the Village Hall, members have held meetings using Zoom when paintings on different topics have been critiqued by local artist and retired lecturer Alex Purves.


Meetings have now been resumed in the Village hall with a covid code of conduct in place for the safety of all attending.


The group has been operating a waiting list for some time as there is restricted space for painting in the Verity Room. Anyone interested in joining the group should fill in the online form (see under contact, above) to be put on the waiting list. 

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Jane Cassere

EKA committee chair

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Chairman – Jane Cassere
Secretary- Sue Thompson
Treasurer- Katia Barber
Programme Secretary- Jan Purvis
Subscriptions- Ian Smith
David Taylor
Trevor Meek