Transforming lives through
art and care

Creative care in Surrey since 1984

Artventure is a Guildford based charity enabling adults with learning difficulties to be creative, have fun, and make new friends in a safe and sociable environment. We are currently offering free taster days so why not come along to see what we do! Call 01483 304884 to find out more.

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.

Artventure News

Summer workshop


We had a fantastic Summer Workshop last week focusing on landscapes and the popular beauty spot Newlands Corner in particular. As well as a whole host of Artventure clients in attendance, we were also joined by young people from the wonderful Challengers charity. Thanks to everyone who came along for their effort and participation.
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On Saturday 10th September, we will be holding a Summer Exhibition and barbecue. Everyone is welcome so why not come down to our studios from 11am to 3pm and join us in a celebration of creativity! The exhibition opens at 11am with the BBQ due to start at 12 noon. Please RSVP to by Monday 4th September.
Art venture workshop


Artventure is running a summer workshop on Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th August from 9.30 am - 2pm. This year we will be exploring different ways of making pictures of our local landscape. Please email for further details.


Artventure was very proud to be part of The Great Get Together organised by Kerry at the Guildford Volunteer Centre. It took place on Saturday 17th June in Chapel Street Guildford. All were invited to throw paint around Jackson Pollock style. It was so much fun!

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