Welcome to Creative Masham!
Masham is a small market town in Wensleydale in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, known for its splended market square, Georgian architecture and ancient St. Mary's Church. The lovely setting has inspired artists and writers for many years - Turner painted here and it was reportedly one of Lewis Carroll's favourite spots. The River Ure, gentle hills and fresh air continue to inspire. Come to Masham, whether you want to create your next masterpiece, be refreshed and creatively inspired or buy someone else's amazing creation!
Visit the Masham Gallery which showcases high-quality contemporary art from established and emerging British artists, functional and decorative crafts. This is where you'll find work by local artists Josie Beszant, Ian Scott Massie, Hester Cox and Charlotte Morrison. Just at the corner of the square (behind Jonny Baghdad's cafe) is wildlife pencil drawings at the Nolon Stacey Gallery and round the corner on Church street you'll find the Little Picture House Gallery, filled with Nikky Corker's colourful pictures and a selection of gifts. Masham also has a glass studio run for over 30 years by glass artists Maureen and Tim Simon - Uredale Glass. At the Masham Community Office you'll find the Blue Light Gallery which supports local up and coming artists and makers in a lovely light space.
I want to be creative!
If you'd like to develop your own skills, come on a course at ArtisOn where you can learn a variety of art and craft skills including stained glass, blacksmithing, felt-making, drawing and painting.
What events happen here?
If you want to go to creative events in Masham - there's a vibrant artistic programme at the Town Hall and plenty of clubs/art preview evenings and more check out Visit Masham and Masham Town Hall for more information.
For more information about Masham's many charms, go to Masham visitor information in Little Market Square or visit them online here
Are you a Sculptor?
Masham Arts Festival are looking to commission 3-4 artists to create a sculpture trail of swifts around Masham, more details below.
Finally. An event where you can find fresh, contemporary, quirky art, craft and design that's being chosen for its quality & originality. No made-it-from-a-craft-kit assembly jobs, no peach coloured crocheted toilet roll holders.
"Amazing, clever, talented, wow, have-you-seen-this, incredible beautiful, want-it-now" - just some of the words you're likely to find yourself using in
Masham Town Hall on 11th & 12th July 2015 Find out more