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
17th November 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!
Banksy Restoration in Argyle Street Arches
Banksy Restoration in Argyle Street Arches
18th November 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!
Hannah Frank 110th Birthday Exhibition Launch Evening
Hannah Frank 110th Birthday Exhibition Launch Evening
18th November 2018
University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, Glasgow West End
On 18th November Glasgow University Chapel will host the launch night of the Hannah Frank 110th Birthday Exhibition!
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Design Events you might like...

Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
16th November 2018
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.
Mackintosh Stencilling Discovery Day - Mackintosh 150
Mackintosh Stencilling Discovery Day - Mackintosh 150
16th November 2018
The Lansdowne House of Stencils, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a day in Glasgow, discovering Mackintosh turn of the century stencilling and practising your brush skills with artist Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw!
Saturday Art Club
Saturday Art Club
17th November 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!
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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Eastern Promise
Eastern Promise
16th Nov 2018 - 17th Nov 2018
Platform Glasgow, Glasgow East End
Annual multi-arts festival Eastern Promise returns to Platform Glasgow with two days of eclectic live music and performance and visual art!
Riverside Drive-In Movies
Riverside Drive-In Movies
16th Nov 2018 - 18th Nov 2018
Riverside Museum, Glasgow West End
Experience The Greatest Showman and Disney's Beauty & the Beast on the worlds largest mobile LED screen when Riverside Drive-In Movies returns this November!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
16th November 2018
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow West End
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
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Get in the festive spirit when the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair returns to the SEC Glasgow between the 15th and 18th November 2018!
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The Theatre Royal Glasgow are delighted to announce that the international smash hit musical, The Bodyguard will open its UK tour at Theatre Royal, Glasgow this Christmas!

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