Bridport Arts Newsletter

Secret Art Sale Sucess

This year’s Secret Art Sale has raised £3650 for the Visual Arts Progamme at Bridport Arts Centre.

There was a buzz around the Arts Centre last week, when crowds filled the theatre for the annual Secret Art Sale. The event sees prestigious local artists donating original art this is sold anonymously for just £50. 

Megan Dunford, Bridport Art Centre’s Exhibitions Officer and organiser of the event said:

Around 60 pieces were sold in the first 45 minutes! We had a queue of keen visual arts enthusiasts waiting as early as 8.45am! We are so pleased with this year’s event and are hugely grateful to all of the artists who supported it and everyone that came along on the day

Bridport Arts Centre is already starting to think about the next event, there were many so many happy buyers and several artists coming forward on the day who want to support the Allsop Gallery in 2018.

All funds go towards maintaining and developing Bridport Arts Centre’s Allsop Gallery. It is one of the only publicly funded gallery spaces in the area and a vital creative resource. It costs over £30, 000  a year to deliver the visual arts programme and events like this are crucial to its continued success.

Thank you to everyone who supported the event. If you would like to further support the Allsop Gallery please contact

If you bought a piece and you would like to know who made your artwork, you can check on the table below.

The next arts fundraiser is the Silent Auction of a distinct John Makepeace 
table which the international furniture designer is donating to Bridport Arts 
Centre & Dorset Visual Arts. 

The piece will be on view on the Allsop Gallery from Thursday 7 December for 
the Making Dorset Winter Show! Come and see this unusual and fantastic table 
and perhaps even place a bid! 

The Exhibition will continue until Wed 20 December, Open Tues-Sat, 10-4.

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