As we practice social distancing and spend more time at home to avoid spreading the virus, we urge everyone to look up each of the artists who were registered for the 2020 show and enjoy the 2020 Artists with their artwork online!
Look for the regular Pelham Art Festival Facebook and Instagram posts showcasing the work of each artist on social media since we missed seeing them in person in May 2020 and the 2020 show needed to be cancelled.
As we prepare for the 2021 Online Pelham Art Festival, we are pleased to let you know that the environmental theme -Our Planet, Our Future – chosen originally for the 2020 festival, will be carried over to this year’s event.
This theme addresses what scientists and many others agree are the most important issues of our time…climate change and the degradation of our planet. In 2015, one of Britain’s newspapers, The Guardian, carried an article titled ‘Why Climate Change Needs the Arts’, in which economist and climate change activist Andrew Simms wrote… Whether to engage in debate or change opinion and behaviour, arts can play a key role in the cultural awakening of the masses to the perils of climate change. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/03/why-climate-action-needs-the-arts