Doneraile Arts Fest
2nd to 5th of July 2020
In 2018, as part of Culture Night, a small group facilitated the 'How Great Thou Art' exhibition in St. Mary’s Church in Doneraile. As a result of the positive feedback, we wondered how we could harness this enthusiasm and creativity. We felt that a visual art festival was an obvious way to expand. ‘Art for the Heart’ was formed soon after, made up of several artists and those interested in supporting the cause.
Doneraile Art FesT 2022 will run from the 30th June to the 3rd of July, 2022. This year’s lineup sees the return of old favourites like súgán chair making, painting the portrait from the live model and felting, as well as the highly anticipated Plein Air competition and caricatures in the park. It will feature 8 workshops, including portraiture, Plein air, a children’s workshop, and wellness art. Going into our fourth year of DAFT, we hope that the community continues to seize the opportunity to experiment with art and explore their own creativity, alongside non-artists, amateurs and professionals alike. If you have never painted, drawn or coloured before there is a workshop for you. While our main emphasis is on creativity, we also hope that we will encourage others to visit and enjoy Doneraile, come to our shops and cafés and experience this beautiful town. We hope that you will all have a positive experience and that we can support each other in this and in other artistic endeavours.