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About Us

About the festival

Bringing Alton Arts Festival to Alton has been a labour of love: conceived in conversation between local community action group Guild of Optimists and the beating heart of Alton’s creative community - Goldfinch Books; made real through an open call for enthusiasts; and delivered through community support and local business partnerships.


The festival is entirely run by volunteers and exists not to make profit, but to benefit Alton.

The smiling faces of a committed team of arts enthusiasts

Jackie King Photographer

Our Partners

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