AboutThe Wylye Valley Art Trail is a vibrant festival of visual arts and crafts; following a meandering trail through some of the south west's most beautiful landscapes, country lanes and market towns, including: Hindon, Mere, Tisbury, Warminster, Westbury and villages in between. It takes place for 9 days in early summer, This is now the largest and most diverse visual arts festival in Wiltshire, attracting many local artists, craftspeople and groups and bringing large numbers of visitors into the area.
Over 200 artists and craftspeople open the doors of their studios and workshops to visitors. Or show their work in galleries and exciting group exhibitions. The artists taking part range from regionally and nationally acclaimed figures, to those who are making names for themselves locally, to some who are just discovering their talents as students or members of groups. Each have a unique vision, a particular way of making art, and contribute to the exciting cultural profile of this part of the county.
Artists are often fairly reclusive creatures. The Wylye Valley Art Trail offers a rare opportunity to meet and talk to them about their ideas, inspirations and techniques. A wide range of high- quality visual arts is represented, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, furniture making, jewellery, installation art, digital art, ceramics, photography, glass and textiles. Much of the work on show is for sale. Many of the artists will be demonstrating their work, and you may also get the chance to ‘have a go’ and get your hands dirty!
Colourful and attractive brochures are available free from Tourist Information Centres, Arts Centres, and many other locations. These provide listings of the various venues, a map of the art trail area, show images of work which can be seen and give directions and opening times.
The website: www.wvat.co.uk has all the information that can be seen in the brochure. In addition, there are links to artists’ own websites, enlarged images of artwork and links to the Wylye Valley Art Trail facebook page with lots more images.
Wylye Valley Art Trail is an artist- led, non- profit project, organised by an enthusiastic team of volunteers.
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