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...

Looking For Signs: Ideas And Imagined Circumstances - A Solo Exhibition by Jimmy Cosgrove
Looking For Signs: Ideas And Imagined Circumstances - A Solo Exhibition by Jimmy Cosgrove
28th Jul 2018 - 16th Sep 2018
House for an Art Lover, Glasgow South Side
Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover is pleased to present Looking for Signs: ideas and imagined circumstances an exhibition by Scottish artist and designer Jimmy Cosgrove!
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays
29th July 2018
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust, Glasgow East End
The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust opens its Bridgeton Bus Garage to the public once a month on Sundays between May and September!
Glasgow Mini Maker Faire
Glasgow Mini Maker Faire
29th July 2018
The Tall Ship at Riverside, Glasgow West End
The Glasgow Mini Maker Faire is the greatest show (& tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness!

Design Events you might like...

Merchant Square Craft & Design Fair
Merchant Square Craft & Design Fair
21st July 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
21st July 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!
The Lighthouse Building Tours
The Lighthouse Building Tours
21st July 2018
The Lighthouse, Glasgow City Centre
As part of the Mackintosh 150 celebrations The Lighthouse will be offering building tours throughout 2018!

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Merchants of Magic
Merchants of Magic
21st July 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow City Centre
The Merchants of Magic, an amazing team of magicians, return to The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall on July 21st!
Charity Car Boot Sale
Charity Car Boot Sale
21st July 2018
Tesco Glasgow Maryhill Extra, Glasgow West End
Tesco Maryhill are holding another of their fantastic Charity Car Boot Sales in aid of the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity on Saturday 21st July!
The Great Big Mackintosh Bus Tour
The Great Big Mackintosh Bus Tour
21st July 2018
Glasgow West End
Hop on the FREE vintage bus service and discover fun activities all themed on Charles Rennie Mackintosh across the city as Glasgow Museums celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh!

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