Our passion is community art, social cohesion and wellbeing, with a focus on environmental messaging and recycling. Here are some of the projects we are currently working on- to see our past projects keep scrolling down.

Current Projects

Secret Gardens of Shepton Mallet

Date: 2020-present

This project aims to make use of neglected plots of land, transforming urban pockets into accessible secret gardens. Using waste materials generated by the local community we will be running workshops within the spaces to teach people new skills and support mental health and well being.

Wizard of Woz Festival

Date: Friday 25th June

The exhibition is finally here loads of different art and installations all Wizard Of Oz inspired. Inside the bank we have an environmental art exhibition featuring work produced in collaboration between artists and the community and using recycled materials. There will also be a programme of live music, spoken word, theatre and comedy throughout the year inspired by the Wizard of Oz.

LGBTQ+ Season

Date: Opening Thursday 29th July

Working in collaboration with our LGBTQ+ community in Shepton Mallet. We are running an LGBTQ+ season with different events. Watch out for plays, music and performance.

Community Days

Date: They are back every Wednesday 11-3.

Every week we host this day at the Art Bank, incorporating a talking cafe (run by the Mendip Health Connectors), low cost food and drinks and free arts and crafts sessions. Everyone welcome

Past Projects

Shepton Mallet Bird Trail

Date: Oct-Dec 2020

There are seven artworks created by local artists using primarily recycled or natural materials. Each artwork pays tribute to a species of bird we can all find in and around Shepton Mallet. A project in collaboration with the Town Council and Somerset Wildlife Trust.

Shepton On Show 2020

Date: 16th Oct 2020

An evening of theatrical fantasy on Shepton Mallet High Street, showcasing fine independent spirit, a collaboration between business owners, artists, performers, organisations and writers.

Window Wanderland

Date: 5 March 2020

Working in partnership with Make the Sunshine CIC, St Paul’s Primary School and Field House care home, we hosted Shepton Mallet’s first Window Wanderland, an event that transformed the town’s streets into magical outdoor galleries.

Festival of Death and Dying

Date: 1st-3rd November 2019

We were a fringe venue for the Festival of Death and Dying, hosting talks, workshops and live performances on the subject of death, in the hope of creating a death-friendly society.

Shepton on Show 2019

Date: 26 October 2019

Details: The Art Bank presents a unique and innovative event grown in Shepton Mallet, the evening gives local businesses and organisations, whether on or off the high street, an opportunity to market themselves in a fun, vibrant and theatrical way

Alice in Rubbishland

Date: March - August 2019

This modern re-telling of the classic story showcased an exhibition of environmental art, featuring work created in partnership between the community and local artists. Materials used included packaging cardboard, cuddly toys and books from charity shops and foraged materials from the fields and woods of Shepton.


Date: 14th - 30th Sept 2018

A 17-day arts festival that championed environmental art, produced from waste materials in collaboration with artists and the local community, and included live music, talks and exhibitions, along with an opening night that featured a performance by a string quartet and outdoors projections.