CHELTENHAM ART IN THE PARK 2012. The Cotswolds town of Cheltenham Spa is well known for its annual Festival, which incorporates Literature, Music and the Arts, as well as an acclaimed Science Festival. The Art in the Park exhibition is an additional attraction in the town during the festival and has been running each year since 1969. It showcases the art of over 100 locals painters in the Imperial Gardens, just off the Promenade. Taking place over a 4 week period, it is organised by an exhibition committee of ten local artists. The contemporary paintings on offer vary from traditional scenes to flamboyant modern work, suitable for all age groups and interests.