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** The 49th Annual Exhibition of Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs, Lenzie and Campsie Artists will take place from 31 Aug to 19 Sep 2019 in The Auld Kirk Museum, Kirkintilloch. **


Campsie MAYFEST 2019 presented interesting and high quality art and music. This free event attracted record numbers of visitors who donated generously to the Village Hall Trust.
    Thanks to grants from Milton of Campsie Community Council, Milton of Casmpsie CooP and East Dunbartonshire Arts Council, most of the running expenses were covered.
The dedicated team of festival organisers and administrators are to be commended and thanked for their efforts.

    The Hall events started with a concert given by 15 young folk, supported by an audience of 60. The children’s performances included sax, guitar and clarsach, with Gaelic singing and both modern dance and traditional ballet dance acts. The classical chamber music concert by the Milngavie Quartet and friends and the ARCARA recorder group attracted large audiences as did the ever-popular Jazz afternoon, with The Black Diamonds Havana Band.

     In regard to the Art side of the festival, 54 exceptional art works from M of C Art Club members and other local artists, were superbly displayed and enjoyed by at least 300. 17% of the exhibition pictures were sold – a great result! Finally, with professional artist, Derek Gray as tutor, children at his art workshop produced some remarkable comic strips.    It was good to see our elected politicians giving support, with Cllr Gary Pews and MSP Stuart McDonald both attending events and Cllr Susan Murray, as always, being a great help.

Congratulations to Michael Boyle in being presented with the East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action Hero Award for his community festival organizing,
    In line with its enlightened policy, Milton of Campsie Village Hall (a Charitable Trust) again provided the Hall for free for this community event. It was therefore a great pleasure to present the Hall Trust with the grand total of 607 donated by visitors to help maintain the Hall.

      Overall this was the most successful MAYFEST to date. The next Hall event will be St Andrew’sFest 30th Nov - 1st Dec. including a ‘real’ family ceilidh and a Christmas orchestral concert with carols and children involved.

Young Harpist at Mayfest2019      Young artists
****** Return of the Mayfest!******

Coming shortly to Milton of Campsie village Hall is the re-modelled Mayfest Arts and Music festival, running from Fri 10th to Sun 12th May. 
This includes an Open Art Exhibition to which local artists are invited to display paintings, at their own risk. All pictures submitted must have the contact info of the artist visibly attached so that potential buyers can contact them. Scroll down for detailed information on how to enter.

Please note, there will also be a children's art workshop - (click for larger version)!

mayfest2019 Kids poster
Here's the program listing for all events at the Mayfest (click for larger version):


EXHIBITING PICTURES in Campsie MAYFEST 2019 – Invitation & Procedure.

Any artist who is interested in exhibiting is asked to contact Sieglinde Bucher by e-mail: <>.

Only the number of pictures and sizes (including frame) are required - with no other information.

The number accepted will be at the discretion of the organizers, ensuring good wall spacing.


Framed pictures and box canvases, with strings at the back, will need to be hung by the artist, him/herself, on Friday 10th, 1.00 - 3.00pm

or Saturday 11th, 9.30  - 10.30 am.

Artists will be given the Village Hall's hanging gear as required. Hanging and exhibiting is done at the artist's own risk.  Ladders will be available. Thereafter, re-adjustments may be made by the organisers.

Artists need to prepare their own information cards and stick these to the pictures: these should contain title, medium, artists name and contact details if the picture is for sale. The organisers cannot deal in any way with sales.

The exhibition opens to the public at 11.00am on Sat 11th. There will be no obstructions to viewing the pictures. Intervals in all concerts will allow time for viewing and visitors can walk around freely during the children's on-stage show and the jazz.

Pictures must be removed Sunday 12th between 9.30pm and 10.30pm, but can be taken away by purchasers at any time by arrangement with the artist.

The organisers cannot be held responsible, at any time, for pictures on display, but there will always be an organiser in the Hall during the advertised MAYFEST opening periods. As with all previous MAYFESTs, the Village Hall doors will be locked when there is no organisation using the Hall.