Art gives voice to the voiceless and fame to the ignored. You can learn various forms of art from dancing to sketching in Leicester. There are designated classes, drama workshops, and art events in Leicester for the same. If you just want to be a mere spectator you can attend theatre events and art exhibitions in Leicester too.
Ever wanted to volunteer in those nukkad, nataks or street shows? Wish to learn the basics of painting? Well, just explore through the art & theatre events in Leicester.
A vibrant city with a thriving arts scene would be the best way to describe the city of Leicester. From Art museums and galleries to street art and street art festivals to art workshops and art exhibitions, Leicester Art is sure to blow your mind. Some of the key museums here are the New Walk Museum, Jewry Wall Museum and Guildhall. Kickstarted with an art collection made up of paintings from the British School, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery today showcases Modern and Old Masters, along with Lord Attenborough’s Picasso Ceramics and German Expressionist art. Jewry Wall Museum holds the Jewry Wall, part of the Roman town's public baths and one of Leicester’s most famous landmarks. The Guildhall has been home to the Medieval Leicester galleries and is available to the community for private hire for weddings, civil ceremonies, renewing wedding vows and naming ceremonies. Inspired yet? Keen to create art but need some guidance? Check out the art classes Leicester has in store for you. From Oil Painting, Salt Dough Painting, and Glass Painting at Clasp to Slow Stitching at New Wake Museum and from glass fusion workshops at smARTsy to Pottery Painting at Guildhall Museum everyone can learn and create some beautiful artworks of their own.
Looking for a fine Leicester Art Gallery? Take your pick from among Whitewall Galleries, Cank Street Gallery and Oberon Gallery. Whitewall Galleries with a nationwide network of over 40 galleries aims to make contemporary art accessible to all, through paintings, collectible editions and sculptures from internationally renowned artists as well as upcoming artists. The Cank Street Gallery is Leicester's largest independent contemporary art gallery showcasing a selection of paintings, handmade prints and sculpture, created by emerging and established Leicestershire and UK artists. They also feature collaborative exhibitions with the Leicester Society of Artists. Oberon Gallery houses creations of award-winning artists from around the globe including Leigh Lambert, Andrei Protsouk, Alison Johnson, Amy Louise, Dale Bowen, Timmy Mallett, Leanne Christie and many more, with a distinct selection of original artwork, limited edition prints, and sculptures. In addition to events throughout the year, they also organize art exhibitions. Leicester city is an open exhibition in itself with art all around.
Explore some Leicester street art with a mixture of work from street artists as well as graffiti writers throughout the city. From Leicester Creative Business Depot and Rutland Street to The Sound House and Queens Street Car Park on Southampton Street, witness pure street art before you. If you are hungry for more head over to Morledge Street, Midland Street, Yeoman Street, Clarence Street & St James Street for some fascinating street art. Bring The Paint, an International Street Art Festival is a one-week celebration of street art and Grafitti where artists come together to transform selected areas of Leicester, the city is also covered in music throughout the week across various outdoor and indoor stages. Annual Riverside Festival has a dedicated arts space called Art in the River, for artists, painters, 2D / 3D artists, sculptors, craft artists, and photographers to display and sell their artwork. Urban Art Retreat Day is yet another annual celebration of Art where all the participants get a guided tour of the items of the Methodist Modern Art Collection, some input on art and spirituality and an opportunity to create something on their own.