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Kenmare
Arts Festival

July 16th - August 28th 2022

Welcome to the Home of the

Kenmare Arts Festival 2022

Join us for an exciting line up of local and national talent that will be sure to offer something for everyone. Enjoy Live Music, Drama, Art, and a world class selection of Poetry & Book Readings.

Kenmare welcomes everyone with its award winning hospitality. 

This year's festival is supported by the Kenmare Marketing & Events Group, Mill Cove Gallery,

Kenmare Butter Market and the Carnegie Arts Centre. 

 

Be sure to book your tickets in advance. 

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Submissions Open
April 25th, 2022

Kenmare Windows Art Exhibition

Join us for an open submission exhibition of art works displayed in the business windows around Kenmare town, at the Kenmare Butter Market and the Carnegie Arts Centre. Any artist may submit one or two original works including a painting, a limited-edition print, or a photographic work.

 

The exhibition opening will be launched at the Kenmare Butter Market on 31st July and runs to the end of the festival, 28th August. The Mill Cove Awards for artists in the exhibition will be presented at the opening.

Poets Meet Painters

Poets Meet Painters is a competition by Mill Cove Gallery for original, previously unpublished poems in the English language, inspired by 20 artworks featured in the link below - in any style up to 30 lines long. Poets of all ages, gender or nationality are eligible to enter.

Prizes: €250 (1st), €150 (2nd),

2(Highly Commended) €50

Submission Closing Date June 17th, 2022

Submissions Open
May 2nd, 2022

Irish Ceramics Awards 2022

Mill Cove Gallery continues to promote and highlight the excellence of Irish Ceramics, independently, to bring these wonderful art works to a wider audience and to promote the ceramic artists in Ireland. This selected exhibition is open to anyone working in clay in Ireland (North or South).

 

It opens 24th July and continues to 21st August. The Irish Ceramic Awards include awards for innovation, decoration, and distinction.

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