Artists Need Homes! Applications Open for 2017 Buxton Art Trail

Artists Need Homes! Applications Open for 2017 Buxton Art Trail

The popular Buxton Art Trail is returning this July with organisers hoping for plenty of applications from artists and venues before the closing date of April 30th 2017.

The popular Buxton Art Trail will take place during the middle weekend of the Buxton Festival Fringe on Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16 with painters, printmakers, illustrators, photographers and craftspeople, both professional and amateur, exhibiting in their homes and studios as well as in the homes and business premises of people who are generous enough to offer spaces.

BAT was founded in 2010 by a small group of local artists who felt that the visual arts had a larger role to play during the Buxton Fringe. Over 70 artists and more than 30 venues came on board with the Trail being repeated in 2012 and 2015, winning the Fringe’s prestigious Visual Arts Event prize in both those years.

Now organisers are hoping for an equally successful fourth Art Trail and are looking for artists to come forward as well as anyone willing to offer exhibition space. Anyone interested should use the application form on the website or contact either or for further information.

Says BAT member Linda Rolland: “The Trail aims to boost and promote the visual arts during the festival season and offers a rare opportunity to meet artists and craftspeople, discuss their work and, in some cases, watch demonstrations. So we are really hoping there will be lots of local support. The energy generated by each BAT is amazing and our links with galleries such as The Green Man and Gallery in the Gardens and the Fringe help make the Trail weekend unmissable for art enthusiasts.”

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