Welcome to the Creative Peninsula, Northern Ireland’s premier celebration of Art and Craft.

Now in its 20th year, this thriving annual event is back for 2021!

The 2021 programme sees a slightly reduced offering of in-person activity and the introduction of additional virtual opportunities.

You will find annual favourites including Creative Peninsula in the Square on Friday 30 July, Open Studios, Exhibitions, Workshops and Demonstrations all taking place throughout the beautiful and picturesque Ards and North Down Borough.

In addition, you can take a sneak peek inside some artist’s studios with our virtual tours and online artist talks.

If you are a practising artist or maker, we also have some very special Professional Development sessions designed with the needs of the creative sector in mind.

The region is well known for its abundance of artists and makers and during the Creative Peninsula event visitors have the opportunity to view work, purchase or commission a unique piece of art or try their hand in one of the many workshops.