Welcome to
Ryde Arts Festival

Local arts throughout the year

Art and music events, workshops and happenings in Ryde

Bringing together arts groups during the year with a major annual art festival each July.

Ryde has been celebrating with its own festival for well over fifteen years, receiving many Arts Council grants and backing from the Ryde Town Council, Isle of Wight Council and local business organisations. Ryde Arts Festival has always been a community based celebration of the talents of the town and wider Island. Our mission has been to commission new work and so grow opportunities for professional artists. We always seek to involve many individuals and groups in all our projects and believe that by working in collaboration we can all achieve exciting outcomes. Previous years have seen towering installations, heard new music and created a life size rag doll family, to name a few. This year we have achieved a two-year grant from Arts Council England which we hope will Grow Ryde’s fame even further.

Some photos in slider are © Julian Winslow