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Creative Folkestone & Folkestone Artworks
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Creative Folkestone, Quarterhouse, Mill Bay,
Kent, CT20 1BN
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A trip to the UK’s largest outdoor exhibition of contemporary art, with inspiring artworks created by some of the world’s most acclaimed living artists, will leave you spoilt for choice with spectacular content to liven up your Instagram feed.

Folkestone Artworks is free and accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and gives visitors the chance to discover 46 artists’ work in scenic and surprising locations across the creative seaside town of Folkestone near Dover.

This impressive exhibition includes works from Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Mark Wallinger, Cornelia Parker, Richard Woods, Lubaina Himid and Yoko Ono, and offers an experience like nowhere else in the world. Great contemporary art that invites people to explore, examine and understand the town’s geography, history and potential future.

Visit where you’ll be able to download a map and start exploring. Alternatively walk into The Clearing at Quarterhouse for more information about the exhibition and to pick up a map. Quarterhouse showcases the best in contemporary performance, theatre, dance and music - perfect for an evening’s entertainment.

Continue your cultural adventure with a meander through the heart of Folkestone’s cultural scene – the Old Town’s Creative Quarter. Here historic buildings have been transformed into new spaces with independent shops, cafes, art businesses and galleries. Meet artists as they make their work, hear about their practice and be inspired by the works on display.