Get In Touch
PAC, Celtic House, Harbour Head,
Porthleven TR13 9JY,
Ph: 01326 574270
Partner Inquiries
Ph: 01326 574270

The Festival 19 September – 25 September 2022

An opportunity for exhibitions, performance, participation and most importantly celebration.


A creative and innovative arts community.

Launch Film


What is 'Porthleven Arts'

Porthleven Arts is a Community Interest Company supporting artists, innovators and creatives. We support collaboration, helping you to achieve your full potential. By weaving creativity into the fabric of our community, we encourage everyone to get involved, increasing inclusive cultural opportunities for people in Cornwall.


What we do

We believe that everyone has the basic right to experience art. Through an annual calendar of events, culminating in an annual Autumn festival, we’re encouraging participation, appreciation and ultimately making art accessible in all its forms.  We want Porthleven to become a place where artists work, exhibit and live and that people visit to experience art.

Arts opportunities for all
“Its great to to see a representative body of all the talent Porthleven has to offer which will offer opportunities for established and up and coming creative talent .”
Alec Short

Porthleven Food Fest, Chair

Raising Porthleven's profile
“Porthleven is a haven for creativity and artists' alike - Porthleven Arts will be able to offer further development of local artists' opportunities”
Suzie Inman

Founder, Mightier

A canvas for creative events
“We have staged some seriously fun times in Porthleven owing to the creative vision of the village....this will be a fantastic resource to develop ideas! .”
Kelvin Batt

Founder, Mussel Shoal & Masked Ball

Pre-register for 2021

Projects & what to expect

The Festival

25 September – 3 October 2021

Held over 10 days in Autumn, the Porthleven Art Festival is an annual celebration of everything the Porthleven Art Community has achieved over the previous 12 months.

It’s an opportunity for exhibitions, performance, participation and most importantly celebration.

Find out more

Current Projects

We encourage arts-related projects which will enrich the cultural offering in Cornwall and increase opportunities for artists working in its various disciplines.  There are already a number of projects in progress and Porthleven Art Community welcomes new ideas for projects as well as new members wishing to be involved in current projects.


Porthleven Arts will be actively involved in campaigns, network events and advocacy groups promoting cultural activity and supporting artists.


Devoted to creativity, imagination, arts development and educational support geared towards community development.


An annual calendar of events, competitions and prizes which reflect the arts community objectives are currently envisaged including  exhibitions, residencies, performance and learning opportunities for all.


We’ll promote opportunities to artists in the community, supporting them and encouraging collaboration. And we’ll bring the community together with more opportunities to experience and get involved in art-based projects and events

Event Sponsors

Our Partners.

Barbara Januszkiewicz

Creative thinking
inspires ideas &


From the blog

Latest News.

PAC Admin
Posted by PAC Admin
October 3, 2021

Festival thanks

We would like to thank everyone who has helped and given time, skills or resources...

Read More
PAC Admin
Posted by PAC Admin
September 17, 2021

Join best-selling authors, an explorer and an illustrator at Sea Change

Join us on Monday 27th September in the Shipyard Market as Bath Spa University and Falmouth...

Read More


Get Involved.

Porthleven Arts is a Community Interest Company. We need the support of individuals to make this project a success.  To give identity, shape and recognition to this ambitious endeavour, the enthusiasm and commitment of individual members who are artists or supportive of the arts and its  creative impact is important.

As a member you can join working groups for projects you are interested in, contribute new ideas, start your own projects with the support of others or simply just support Porthleven Arts.  We’re starting numerous art projects in Porthleven and we’d love you to get involved. 

    Please check this box to confirm you are happy for us to use your details to contact you
We use cookies to give you the best experience.