About

Thame Art Crawl aims to celebrate the local art scene in our gorgeous little corner of Oxfordshire. You will be surprised at the amount of talent the area holds, and we cannot wait to share it with you.

Thame Art Crawl launched in 2017, with the vision of increasing the opportunity for artists to exhibit, and people to enjoy, the visual arts in Thame, and has run each year since then. Thame Art Crawl hosts it’s own pop- up art exhibition in town centre – alongside Thame’s Arts and Literature Festival in October each year, as well as supporting other art exhibition events taking place throughout the rest of the year, including Oxfordshire Art Weeks.

We are specifically interested in showcasing artists who are based in South Oxfordshire and it’s surrounds. We welcome applications from both emerging or established artists, professional or amateur. As spaces are limited they are not allocated on a first come first served basis but are curated to suit the space and in consultation with the shop owners displaying the work. We will prioritise applicants who have a strong portfolio with a good breadth of work, that shows their commitment to their personal development as an artist. At times we will also invite guest artists from further afield to be involved in the event. Applications are now open for Thame Art Crawl 2020 – head over to our Artists Application page to apply.

The event is run by 21st Century Thame, a partnership between local businesses, community groups and town and district councils, coming together to help ensure Thame stays vibrant and viable as a market town. They work to generate resources to that investment is made into projects that improve and add value to the town.