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

Surrey  Open studios


Artventure will be taking part in Surrey Open Studios once again this year, with our exhibition running from Monday 6th June to Friday 17th June. The theme of this year's exhibition will be "Elements". Opening times are from 11am - 3pm Monday to Friday. Our doors will also be open on Sunday 12th June from 11am to 4pm. Please come along to see all our great work!
Surrey cowparade


Artventure is currently holding a joint exhibition with Creative Response at The Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey. The Impressions Exhibition shows differing forms of printmaking by participants of the two charities. Opening times are Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm until Friday 13th May. Please go along and take a look. You will certainly be impressed!
Surrey cowparade


As you can see, the Artventure cow is now really taking shape, and she's counting the days to her appearance at the Surrey Hills CowParade in May. A collaboration between our participants, volunteers and co-workers, our cow's ultimate destination has yet to be confirmed but we'll let you know as soon as we find out.
Guildford charity


This was the arrival of the actual cow that will be our entry in the Surrey Hills CowParade. The lovely lady will be adorned and enhanced over the coming weeks in time for her to join the dozens of other life-sized cows being displayed throughout Surrey from May to August. Come back soon to see how our Great Western Railway sponsored beauty develops.

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