Create Longridge
—14 July 2018


Welcome to Create Longridge

Create Longridge 2018 will take place on Saturday July 14th. Once again, artists will be competing for a first prize of £2,000 and taking up the challenge to create a brand new, original piece of art, from scratch, in one day.

The 2018 event will be the third Create Longridge, so who will follow in the winning footsteps of Tracy Levine (2016) and Steve Rostron (2017)? Last year 83 artists braved awful weather conditions to produce stunning new art which was exhibited and sold in the week after the event. The day was a huge success thanks to the participation and support of our artists, sponsors, media partners, visitors and residents. In 2016 Create Longridge was featured on BBC1 and you can watch the footage by clicking the link below.

All the artists have to paint within a 3 mile radius of Longridge town centre and do so in a publicly accessible space so visitors can see them at work. So, come along and interact with some of the region’s most creative and talented people, enjoy all that Longridge has to offer and have a fun day in the beautiful Ribble Valley. You can register to compete using the online form.

Once again, there will be wide range of fringe events including the fabulous work of Longridge’s textile enthusiasts and children’s art classes. More details on the fringe will be posted here as they are finalised.


Take Part

If you are interested in taking part, click here to register.


Take part

If you are interested in taking part, click here to register.


The Painting Competition

In essence, artists (both professional and amateur) will report in the morning with, literally, a blank canvas (or board or paper) and disperse within a 3 mile radius of Longridge’s town centre to create brand new, original artwork. At the end of the day, the work will be judged and a winner crowned who collects £2,000. The artists choose their own destinations and work in the style and media of their choice. At the end of the day the artists will, collectively, have captured our town, its people and its surroundings on one particular day. More information for participating artists can be found here. After the painting day on Saturday, a week-long exhibition featuring all the works created will be held at Longridge Gallery and potentially other venues. Visitors will be able to see the prize winning paintings, have the opportunity to invest in brand new, original artwork and vote for their own favourite to win the exhibition visitors’ prize sponsored by our friends at U3A Longridge. Some of the artists who have already registered can be viewed here.