Create Longridge
—13 July 2019


Winners of 2019 Create Longridge

What an amazing day of creativity and fun at Create Longridge 2019. A massive thank you to the artists (all 91 of you!), the sponsors, local businesses, activity leaders and the Create Longridge team. Hundreds of visitors flocked to Longridge to see the artists in action and to take part in the fringe activities and supported the town’s independent businesses in the process.

Congratulations to the winners:

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1st Prize: Andrew Horrod

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2nd Prize: David Youds

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3rd Prize: Janet Mayled


Exhibition Visitor’s Prize: Emma Lord


Welcome to Create Longridge

Create Longridge 2019 took place on Saturday July 13th. Once again, artists were 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 2019 event was the fourth Create Longridge and our roster of winners now reads Tracy Levine (2016), Steve Rostron (2017), Adam Ralston (2018) and Andrew Horrod (2019). The day was a huge success thanks to the participation and support of our artists, sponsors, media partners, visitors and residents. Hundreds of people came to see the artists in action and visited the exhibition.

A film of the 2019 event was made by our good friends at Ribble Valley Movie Makers. Our thanks to Brenda McLaughlin and her colleagues. You can watch the film by clicking the link below.

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.

See details of our exciting fringe programme on the Fringe Events page.


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.