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...

TILT: New work by Russell McGovern, Gerry Miller, Suzanne McAleer and J M Fulton
TILT: New work by Russell McGovern, Gerry Miller, Suzanne McAleer and J M Fulton
26th May 2018 - 3rd Jun 2018
Crownpoint Studios, Glasgow East End
Four emerging artists are staging a showcase of their work at a new gallery in Bridgeton in May which will include installation, photography, collage and painting!
Below, the rocks plunged into darkness
Below, the rocks plunged into darkness
26th May 2018
House for an Art Lover, Glasgow South Side
Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover is pleased to present ‘Below, the rocks plunged into darkness’ a solo exhibition of new work by artist Lesley Punton!
Art Sale Weekend
Art Sale Weekend
26th May 2018 - 27th May 2018
Ardardan Estate, Cardross
West Coast artist Pamela Randal is holding an Art Sale in aid of Prostate Cancer UK at Ardardan Estate, Cardross on the 26th & 27th May!

Design Events you might like...

Merchant Square Craft & Design Fair
Merchant Square Craft & Design Fair
26th May 2018
Merchant Square, Glasgow City Centre
The Merchant Square Craft Fair is held every weekend, why not spend a relaxing afternoon browsing the stalls!
Saturday Art Club
Saturday Art Club
26th May 2018
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow City Centre
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 3 to 12 year olds!
Quilting for Beginners
Quilting for Beginners
26th May 2018
Sew Confident Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Have you always fancied trying you hand at quilting? Join Sew Confident for their introductory course!

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Big Magic Wand by Alex the Magician
Big Magic Wand by Alex the Magician
26th May 2018
Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, Glasgow West End
Enjoy magical mayhem in this fun and interactive magic show for all the family at the Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre!
Dinghy Sailing Open Day
Dinghy Sailing Open Day
26th May 2018
Milngavie
Join Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Section for their open day at Bardowie Loch near Milngavie on May 26th!
Baby and Child First Aid Class - Partick
Baby and Child First Aid Class - Partick
26th May 2018
Partick Burgh Hall, Glasgow West End
Helping Hands First Aid are running a two hour baby and child first aid workshop at Partick Burgh Hall.

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