Art in Ribble Valley

At the heart of Ribble Valley beats a vibrant and healthy art scene with an abundance of galleries, exhibitions and festivals to satisfy the hungriest of culture vultures.


The Art Within

At the heart of every thriving community is a hub of creative people that fill the area with a fresh vibrant buzz. Here in Ribble Valley we have an abundance of independent artists, designers, performers and makers which create its very individual & inspiring cultural scene.

A wide variety of venues offer regular arts programmes for you to escape and feel inspired during your visit; theatre, music, dance, film, artist studios, exhibitions, art trails and artisan shops. Nourish your soul by attending one of the many specialised arts events and festivals that are programmed throughout the year.

There is no doubt the landscape of the area inspires many artists, of whom many decide to live and work in Ribble Valley.

What next?

Plan ahead by visiting the Ribble Valley Arts website to see the full spectrum of artistic talent and activity based in the area.

The directory gives you direct access to the creatives in the area allowing you to tailor a very individual experience;
 •  Soak up the village atmosphere and experience a professional theatre performance in a characterful village hall.
 •  Take in the stunning scenery of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at a quirky outdoor music festival.Latitude
 •  Immerse yourself in the world of an artist by visiting them as they work in their studios.
 •  Get creative by organising a craft workshop with an artist based here.

Or plan when you arrive by starting your visit at the Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre in Clitheroe. Housed in the town’s old Victorian railway station building, the centre’s team can provide you with inspiration for your cultural itinerary.



Ribble Valley Arts

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