Frome Open Studios

Frome Artists Café – First Wednesday Every Month

Welcome to The Frome Artists Cafe 

Meet local creative people, 

share events, ideas, inspire, collaborate, enjoy

7.30 pm Upstairs at The Three Swans, King Street, Frome

2018 dates are at the bottom of this page

Mainly a social evening this is an opportunity to promote your events too, discuss your work and form new collaborations.

We love welcoming new people, please plunge in to let us know who you are.  No-one is expected to turn up every month, except me, but it would be lovely to meet you at least one or two times over the year – if only to put a face to a name.   In the 2018 Frome Open Studios Brochure on this website you will find contact details for all the entrants, many who regularly attend the Artists Cafe.

Join Frome Artists Café on Facebook (there is a direct feed on our home page), this is a discussion page, a place to mention your events but not a space for continuous spam advertising.  If you want to receive the Frome Artists Café e-news direct send your details to me: Caroline Walsh-Waring.  Past Newsletters are on the Frome Artists Café Newsletter page, scroll down for News on local and nearby events and I am happy to feature yours too.

Photos by Etcha Sketch

Events, Exhibitions and stuff going on

Next Cafe – Wednesday 5th December 2018, 7.30pm, The Three Swans – Upstairs

I think we can be a little festive this month – don’t you?

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A retrospective collection spanning the last 30 years of his work, Birth Rites features a selection of paintings, drawings, performance pieces and sculpture exploring themes around identity, politics, and the feminine.

From the fragmentation of cubist figuration, through the chaos of gestural abstraction, to the spacious geometric calm of his Greek Songs and Layers paintings, Barry’s work variously reflects his belief in the connection between art and music, his interest in the quantum-physical fabric of the universe, and his long association with the Greek island of Paros.

Curated by Eloise Dunwell, the show takes the audience on a journey through a wealth of artistic endeavour and experience stretching back over four decades.


Please email to RSVP or with any queries, and we look forward to seeing you on the 16th November!”

Christmas in the Country




This ever-popular annual Festive Market in beautiful Mells village, is on the 17th and 18th November in the Tithe Barn With 20 local makers and producers setting up their stalls for the weekend – and with food, refreshments and mulled wine and cider all day, both days this is going to be the perfect place to start your shopping for Christmas”.







News from local artist Jane Eaton

Jane Eaton is an amazing, vibrant artist who lives just over the border in Wiltshire,  she is a familiar face at many Frome events and can often be found loitering at Black Swan Previews and other such events.  Jane will be exhibiting two works with the St Ives Society of Painters and The Arborealists at The Mariners Gallery in St. Ives.  If anyone is down that way for an Autumn break do pop in.

Exhibition 29 September to 20 November 2019.



For news of more events see The Frome Artists Cafe group on Facebook

If you have any events or exhibitions you would like included in the next newsletter email me at with details and/or a jpeg of your event and please send me your email address if you would like to subscribe.

Places to exhibit in Frome

Frome Library, Cheese & Grain Cafe, La Strada, Eagle Lane Emporium, Rook Lane, Black Swan Round Tower, The Why Gallery.

Contact venues personally to find out availability but they are all open to featuring exhibitions by local artists.

2018 Artist Café Dates

The Three Swans, King Street, 7.30pm, upstairs –  3rd October, 7th November, 5th December. (No cafe in August)

Dates for 2019: 9th Jan, 6 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 April

N.B. Dates for 2019 may be subject to change, check back on this page nearer the time.

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