The deadline for The Chesterfield Postcard Show is approaching fast, but you can still be part of this year’s exhibition with two exciting events!

On Friday the 14th of April we are hosting a FREE craft event at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre from 10 am – 2 pm.  The pop-up art activity will take place in the unit next to the Vintage Tearooms, with people of all ages invited to get creative and perhaps create their mini masterpieces for the postcard show!  Suitable for all abilities, just come along and have a go!

The Chesterfield Postcard Show opens on the 9th of May at West Studios and to celebrate we are hosting a special print workshop on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of May. So, as well as enjoying the artwork on display, you can make your own!  There will be teas and coffees served, with all profits donated to Junction Arts.

The Chesterfield Postcard Show is organised by Junction Arts and local artist Dave Elsom, to allow creatives, communities, and up-and-coming artists to show their work in a professional exhibition.

This year’s show is entitled ‘Wish You Were Here’ and celebrates the importance of getting creative and its impact on people’s self-esteem and well-being. 

Hannah Bowdler, Fundraising Coordinator at Junction Arts said: “We’ve had a great response so far, with entries from professional artists in the UK and further afield as well as from members of our local community. I love receiving these mini works of art, every single entry makes you smile, and I can’t wait to see them all on display.

“We hope that our free pop-up event during the Easter holidays and the opening weekend print workshop will be lots of fun and inspire more people to get creative.”


Key dates:

Vicar Lane Pop-up Art Event

Friday, 14th April – 10 am – 2 pm

Deadline for entries for the show

Thursday, 20th April

The Chesterfield Postcard Show

9th – 19th May @ West Studios

Opening Weekend & Print Workshop

13th & 14th May – 10 am – 2 pm


Both events and the exhibition are free to attend and open to all. Pieces will be available to buy during the exhibition to raise money to support local arts charity Junction Arts and their work within the community.


The deadline for submissions is Thursday 20th of April. All entries should be created on an A6 card, not paper, and sent to The Postcard Show, Junction Arts, West Studios Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7LL. If participants require a card, they can send a message to and a blank card will be sent to them.