Art in the Octagon 2024 – See artists demonstrate their creative processes

Art in the Octagon

Ever seen a fantastic art exhibition that’s left you wondering how the artist did it? This summer will see a return of High Peak Artists’ flagship annual event Art in the Octagon. Taking place over three days from 8th, 9th and 10th July 2024, the event will feature 32 members of the group, not only displaying and selling their work but demonstrating their creative process.

These will include wood turning, jewellery making, weaving, silk painting, pottery, printmaking, photography techniques and lots, lots more.

Art in the Octagon

Held in the iconic Octagon Hall at the beautiful Pavilion Gardens, Art in the Octagon takes place during the famous Buxton Festival and is featured in the Buxton Festival Fringe where it was nominated last year for the Best Visual Arts Event.

No ordinary show, every artist and maker will be demonstrating some element of their talent.


Come along and chat to your favourite artists like Sandra Orme, Jill Kerr, Pauline Townsend, Lisa Salt, Adele Kime, Tracey Coverley and many more.  It’s a great event and what’s more it’s free to enter!

Art in the Octagon
Wood Turner Peter Nelson
Art in the Octagon
Jewellery by Adele Kime
Art in the Octagon
Work by Tracey Coverley
Art in the Octagon
Andrew Brooks – Photography

This is only a small selection of the many artists and makers you will be able to watch at work at this unique event – more details coming soon.

While you’re there, be sure to visit Gallery in the Gardens where High Peak Artists members sell their work and Waterstones will also have a pop-up book shop in The Octagon entrance as part of the Buxton International Festival. It’s sure to be a great day out!

Opening times for Art in the Octagon are: Monday 8th July: 1pm – 5pm and Wednesday 10th July 2024 10am – 5pm, Admission is free.

Gallery in the Gardens, Pavilion Gardens, St. John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE

T: 07849 673058 / 01298 23114


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