Dorset is already one of the country’s centre for the Arts and the biennial end of May Dorset Art Weeks feature hundreds of artists who open their studios.

The Purbeck Art Weeks festival run every year at the end of May, include a high quality programme of musical events with national performers as well as a growing core of Purbeck artists who open their studios.

The festival is unique, it offers something for everyone from fine art to fine music. The whole community is involved and inspired. With over 100 visual artists are taking part, there is a rich array of Open Studios for you to explore and a collective exhibition at Rollington Barn (just outside Corfe Castle on the B3351 Studland road).

Corfe Castle has:

Boilderhouse GalleryThe Boilerhouse Gallery a collective of artists in all mediums whose gallery is open on Fridays and Saturdays in summer.
Ian HarrisIan Harris Ceramics at the Pottery Studio in East Street opposite Morton’s House Hotel.
Gallery No 41The Gallery at 41 a new gallery at 41 East Street showing inspirational work by some of Dorset’s artists and sculptures as well as glass, wood and jewellery.

A number of other shops in the village also sell art by local artists.