For the first time in 45 years, the Calne Music and Arts Festival was forced to cancel this year in light of the coronavirus crisis.But that doesn't mean they aren't still celebrating the artistic talents of local artists.
Each year Marden House in Calne hosts an Open Art Exhibition, showcasing the works of our local artists, the event has grown year on year and is hugely popular with art enthusiasts and collectors.
Inevitably, the organisers had to take the difficult decision to cancel the event for 2020, but in it's place they are hosting a multi-platform social media Open Art Exhibition which will be running throughout October.
They say: ' We would love to see what you have been creating over the ‘Lockdown’ period. In order to participate in this year's social media Open Art Exhibition, you will need an instragram account. Search for @calnefestival and be sure to click to follow the festival account.