Buxton Art Trail takes to the boulevard!
The Fringe Award-winning Buxton Art Trail is reinventing itself as an outdoor exhibition on Buxton’s beautiful Broad Walk this year.
The Pavilion Gardens event, entitled Art on the Railings, is designed to capture some of the atmosphere of the Montmartre art district in Paris, and takes place on Saturday July 10th from 10am to 4.30pm as part of the Buxton Fringe.
A host of local artists will be showing a wide variety of work on the railings and selling cards and artworks, often at bargain prices.
The Art Trail is free to attend but visitors are invited to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they would like to donate. Any funds raised will go towards what they hope will be a full Buxton Art Trail across the town for 2022.
Organiser Linda Rolland says: "It should be the biennial Buxton Art Trail this year but, because of Covid, we had to completely rethink what we could do. We have brought back Art on the Railings, one of our earlier ventures, which will be something really fun and low Covid-risk as it is all outdoors.
"Last time, in 2014, we basked in sunshine as people strolled, browsed and bought artworks in the beautiful ambience of the Broad Walk. With the Pavilion Gardens alongside and Fringe events, including the Sculpture Trail, happening at the same time, it will be a promenade of delights for art lovers.
"We even have alternative dates, 11th, 17th or 18th July if it should rain… but it won’t!"