Fringe40 Buxton Art Trail Could Be Biggest Yet!

Applications are now open for this year’s Buxton Art Trail which will return during the first weekend of the Buxton Festival Fringe on Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7.

Organisers are hoping for an extra special event for this year’s 40th Fringe with plenty of applications from artists and venues before the closing date of April 22nd, 2019. An even wider variety of artists, designers and makers, both professional and amateur, look set to exhibit in their homes and studios as well as other venues in the town.

Founded in 2010, BAT has gone on to win the Fringe’s prestigious Visual Arts Event prize for each subsequent Trail, in 2012, 2015, and 2017.

Now organisers are expecting an even more successful fifth Art Trail featuring extra participation and community activity. They are looking for artists of all kinds to come forward as well as people willing to offer exhibition space. Anyone interested should use the application form on the website or contact for further information.

Says BAT Chair Linda Rolland: “The Buxton Art Trail, our Buxton Biennale, aims to boost and promote art of all kinds during the festival season and offers a rare opportunity to meet artists and craftspeople, discuss their work and, in some cases, watch demonstrations. This year we are hoping to extend the trail to include an even wider range of art and opportunities for participation. 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 with the Buxton Festival Fringe help make the Trail weekend unmissable."

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