The Broadway Gallery’s Letchworth Open is Hertfordshire’s largest open-submission exhibition, and has been uniting established, emerging and amateur artists from across Hertfordshire and its surroundings. Now in its third year, this remarkable showcase provides insight into one of the most creative regions and offers a platform for diverse approaches to creativity, establishing the Broadway Gallery and Letchworth as the cultural epicentre of visual arts in Hertfordshire.
We are proud that every artist who submits to the Letchworth Open has the opportunity to exhibit a single piece of their artwork, creating a monumental exhibition presenting the work of over 400 artists. Showcasing a wide variety of themes and disciplines that include painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and digital art.
Each year the Letchworth Open supports three artists through the Open Bursaries. The Bursaries are designed to provide artists the opportunity to develop a small body of work that will be exhibited in the Broadway Gallery with previous recipients being Nigel Grimmer, Beth Horner, Maria Meyer, Sean Pearce, Emma Phillips and Tabitha Wilson. We invite previous recipients to carefully shortlist individual artworks, before the Broadway Gallery team selects three artists who can demonstrate a commitment to their practice, new and inventive approaches to making and are able produce a coherent body of work for the Broadway Gallery.
Most of the artworks on display are available to buy, and sales from the Letchworth Open support both the exhibiting artists and the Broadway Gallery’s exhibition, events and learning programme. For all enquires please speak to a member of the team.