Glasgow Why Festival

Brazenly riding the wave of Glasgow International, Glasgow Why Festival returns with a weekend of 40 free exhibitions and happenings across the city!

Glasgow Why Festival

About Glasgow Why Festival

Brazenly looking to ride the wave of Glasgow International, GY (fka G_Aye) was conceived in 2016 in lieu of the formerly-annual Glasgow Open House Art Festival. Positioned as a grassroots alternative to Glasgow’s ‘world-renowned festival of contemporary art’, GY aims to showcase the spontaneity and fun that exists within the development of emerging local artists’ practices.

Having hosted a programme of successful events in our first edition, we return in 2018 with the same DIY ethos to stimulate a weekend of 40 exhibitions and happenings over a long weekend at the end of April that promote the incredible talents within the local community of artists.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Glasgow Why Festival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Exhibitions Events you might like...

Banksy Restoration in Argyle Street Arches
Banksy Restoration in Argyle Street Arches
23rd September 2018
Argyle Street Arches, Glasgow City Centre
On Saturdays & Sundays between August and November members of the public will be able to watch the restoration of Scotland's only recorded Banksy artworks at Argyle Street Arches!
Independent Living Scotland
Independent Living Scotland
26th Sep 2018 - 27th Sep 2018
SEC Centre, Glasgow City Centre
Independent Living Scotland at the SEC Glasgow is Scotland's premier independent living and disability lifestyle event.
Explorathon Glasgow
Explorathon Glasgow
28th Sep 2018 - 29th Sep 2018
Various Locations Glasgow
Explorathon... join us for an extravaganza of discovery, entertainment and wonder as we celebrate all things smart!
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Design Events you might like...

Merchant Square Craft & Design Fair
Merchant Square Craft & Design Fair
23rd September 2018
Merchant Square, Glasgow City Centre
The Merchant Square Craft Fair is held every weekend, why not spend a relaxing afternoon browsing the stalls!
Quilting for Beginners
Quilting for Beginners
23rd September 2018
Sew Confident Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Have you always fancied trying you hand at quilting? Join Sew Confident Glasgow for their introductory course!
Concrete Planter Casting Workshop - Tri Geometrica
Concrete Planter Casting Workshop - Tri Geometrica
24th September 2018
Toads Caravan, Glasgow South Side
Would you like the opportunity to create your own set of three geometric concrete planters with cacti included? Let Tri Geometrica take you through the process!
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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Magic: The Gathering Open House
Magic: The Gathering Open House
23rd September 2018
Geek Retreat, Glasgow City Centre
Join Geek Retreat for their Magic: The Gathering Open House Event on Sunday 23rd September and learn how to play!
Princess & Superhero Party in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
Princess & Superhero Party in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
23rd September 2018
Darcys, Glasgow City Centre
One4TheKids are delighted to bring you the kids event of the summer... a Princess & Superhero Party at Darcy's in aid of Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity!
Family Fun Weekends
Family Fun Weekends
23rd September 2018
R CADE, Glasgow City Centre
Every weekend at R-CADE we welcome the whole family down for some gaming fun, arts and craft events, tournaments and workshops!
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