In between St Albans and Harpenden is the Childwickbury Estate. I understand it's owned by the Kubrick's (The family of the late Stanley Kubrick).
It is a magical place with many little cobbled paths, lawns and a variety of buildings, barns and archways, that transform into the location for a beautiful art fair.
It isn't a huge affair, like Art in Action or Patchings, however this means that it has a charming, friendly atmosphere.
The food stalls were varied and high quality and the standard of the art on show was fabulous, with artists demonstrating and available to talk about their work. There was also live music throughout the day.
There were a few areas where you could buy (Rosemary &Co.) brushes, handmade paper and easels, I picked up a Loxely easel at a great price and the seller delivered it to my car at the end of the day.
I'd definitely recommend this festival as it has a very homely feel and I can imagine if you attended regularly you'd make some great friends.
Daily Painter Penny German
Dogs are very welcome too!
Demonstrations where you can get your hands dirty!
Minnie Teckman, I'm a fine artist that loves oil painting, drawing, portraiture, animals and urban sketching.