Welcome to PAW

This year we are thrilled to be back at our usual time at the end of May and look forward to welcoming you to PAW Festival 2022. The dates for your diary are 28 May – 12 June.

PAW 2022 will include a fantastic line up of open studios and exhibitions, and our events start with the full forces of the Gabrieli players and soloists on Saturday 28 May. We can also assure you that the much treasured PAW Brochure will be back!

Keep an eye on our Purbeck Art Weeks (PAW) Facebook and Instagram posts for the latest news. Now is a good time to join our mailing list for updates, via the form on our Contact Us page.

Meanwhile, you may want to browse through our Artists and follow up on their websites if you’d like to see more of their work – or are thinking of commissioning something special as a gift for someone.

Please click here if you would like to  to see some video snippets of the Events we offered in 2021.

Festival Friends can enjoy a series of chamber recitals from February – please click here if you are interested in becoming a Friend.

We were delighted to see so many of you at our Festival last year. The PAW Festival team, including all our volunteers, performers and artists thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you again this year!


Our Theme Competition Gallery:

Every year we invite PAW artists to enter their work into a theme competition – for the selection of three winning images for the front of our Festival Brochure, Events Programme and posters. The theme for 2020 was ‘Changing Seasons’, which has morphed very naturally into ‘Renewal’ for PAW 2021!  We hope you enjoy some of the entries shown here.