SAW exists to promote the visual arts and create opportunities for visual artists and makers in Somerset by advocacy, promotion and development. SAW manages Somerset Art Week, a two week visual arts festival that now runs every year. The Art Weeks are the largest visual arts event in Somerset. Open studios, special events and exhibitions are held throughout the county to provide a unique opportunity for people to meet artists and see their work. You can check me out this September in my Old Piggery!
The SAA, society for all artists, is for everyone with a love of painting. The SAA is there to supply inspiration, information, help and advice on a whole host of practical painting issues. The SAA is the most influential and far reaching society of its kind anywhere in the world… with an ever growing ‘family’ of enthusiastic and eager artists (over 45,000 members) it's the largest art society… and the friendliest!