Creative care in Surrey since 1984

Artventure is a Guildford based charity enabling adults with learning disability, physical impairment and autism to be creative, have fun, and make new friends in a safe and sociable environment.


We are glad to infrom you, that Artventure Studio reopened after the lockdown and currently operates with lower participant numbers in a Covid safer enviroment. Should you have any questions or requests, please write to or call us at 01483 304884.

What We Do

Practising artists and volunteers help participants develop both creative and social skills. All areas of the visual arts are explored including painting, textiles, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media. The positive and supportive atmosphere encourages self-confidence and independence.

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Volunteers are always most welcome at The Artventure Trust, regardless of age or experience. A few hours of your time can make a real difference. We have volunteers from all walks of life, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you think you are interested in getting involved.

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Our fees only cover part of our costs with the rest coming from grants and donations. The National Lottery and Arts Council England have been tremendously supportive but in many ways it's the smaller donations that can make all the difference. Please help in any way you can.

The Artventure Mural

In september 2013, The Electric Theatre in Guildford asked Artventure to design and paint a mural showing "Community".

After many months of hard work, the 32-metre project was unveiled by the Mayor in June 2015.

Painted by some of the area's most vulnerable children and adults, it is a tribute to the power of art to change lives. Find out more.

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Celebrating Learning Disability Week with Whitewall Galleries

Eleven Artventure artists will have the unique chance to introduce their artworks to the wider community through an exhibition in the Whitewall Galleries on High Street Guildford during Learning Disability Awareness Week from 21st to 27th June 2021. Thirteen wonderful pieces will be on display in the gallery upstairs. Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 10am to 6pm Sun: 10am to 4pm We hope you will have the opportunity to visit this exhibition.
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Victoria Square Project in the Woking Lightbox

Pieces by two of our artists, Madeline Bellamy and William Butler will be included in the exhibition at the Lightbox from Saturday 22 May - Sunday 20 June. William won first prize of the Drawing category with his piece titled 'The Armada'.
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Surrey Artists' Open Studios 2021

Artventure will be part of SAOS this year. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our exhibition in our studio from 5th to 20th June 2021. Opening ours: Thursday afternoons (10th and 17th June) from 3pm to 8.30pm and weekends (5th, 6th, 12th, 13th 19th and 20th June) from 11am to 5pm. Our exhibition will feature more than 120 pieces from our Merrow, Guildford, Surrey Hill collection, Australia collection, Trees and the latest works from our Japan theme.
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Support Artventure with Guildford Lottery

You can now support us through the Guildford Lottery! If you wish to try your luck, please buy your ticket here and then we receive 50% of what you spend on the ticket as a donation. It is great help for us if you set up a Direct Debit for only one ticket (£1) per week. Thank you and we wish you the best of luck!

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