Category: Art & Culture Dates: Saturday, 24 May 2014 to Sunday, 08 June 2014 Inspire your artistic side with a visit to Dorset during one of the county's remarkable art weeks, taking place between May 24th and June 8th this year. With galleries everywhere opening their doors to the public, culture vultures are sure to adore this special event. The organisers are particularly keen to showcase the incredibly diverse range of materials and techniques that are employed by the local artistic scene here, as well as how local influences may have sparked particular ideas and concepts. Through a diverse programme of special events taking place everywhere from the inside of cafes to outdoors in the open air by Pallington Lakes, the sheer variety of what's on offer is quite incredible. While art fiends are guaranteed to have their work cut out visiting every gallery, there are also some participatory opportunities where burgeoning talent has a chance to grow. Local creatives will be on hand to give advice and talks about their inspiration, techniques and work processes. Closing the event is the annual Myncen Farm Open Day, which advertises a family-friendly atmosphere and a plethora of special events, including live music, local food and drink, and tractor rides. It's a very appropriate way to finish a great week of artistic exploration for everyone involved. The events take place in a number of towns and villages across Dorset so a car is advised. Participants are encouraged to check the website where they will find a handy roadmap with a calendar of events. Base yourself around Summer Lodge, where you can enjoy a luxurious long weekend in one of our master bedrooms, suites or the Ivy Cottage for a reduced rate with the 3 Nights for the Price of 2 offer. This will help you really make the most of your time here with the artists.