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...

Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition
Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition
25th Jan 2019 - 2nd Mar 2019
The Lighthouse, Glasgow City Centre
Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition, at The Lighthouse Glasgow, explores the life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013) and marks the centenary of his birth.
Allusion IV
Allusion IV
26th Jan 2019 - 23rd Feb 2019
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow City Centre
It is with great pleasure that The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts presents 'Allusion IV', the fourth exhibition by this group of artists.
Perceptive Journey: Rosemary Beaton, June Carey & Damian Henry
Perceptive Journey: Rosemary Beaton, June Carey & Damian Henry
28th Jan 2019 - 4th Feb 2019
Cass Art Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
Three of Glasgow’s best known artists delve into the Celtic in us all as they bring their exhibition, Perceptive Journey, to Cass Art!
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Design Events you might like...

Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
23rd January 2019
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
24th January 2019
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
25th January 2019
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Toddler Crafts
Toddler Crafts
23rd January 2019
Make Do & Grow, Glasgow South Side
Every Wednesday morning between 10 and 11am, join Make Do and Grow for their Toddler Crafts session where wee ones will take part in a basic craft activity, using scrap materials!
Play Cafe
Play Cafe
23rd January 2019
Platform Glasgow, Glasgow East End
Bring your wee ones along and enjoy some theatre, dance, music and arts activities at Platform Glasgow's Play Cafe!
Bounce and Rhyme
Bounce and Rhyme
23rd January 2019
NA, Various Locations Glasgow
Bounce and Rhyme are free and fun sessions for parents, carers and children Two or under held weekly in several Glasgow Libraries!
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