Our annual Trail is a free event, open to everyone, and takes place the weekend of the June 13th and 14th in many venues across the BS9 post code. It is now a well established part of the Arts calendar in Bristol. A good mix of different type of venues with good bus routes and parking. Great for walking and cycling. Very close to the Downs and not far from Blaise.
Around 80 artists exhibit in both group and individual venues throughout the BS9 areas of Westbury-on-Trym, Henleaze and Stoke Bishop. We attract a large number of visitors who love meeting and talking to the artists, viewing their work, and learning about all the processes involved. The best part is being able to purchase work at very affordable prices. Artists often have cards on sale too. Many venues offer refreshments raising money for a range of charities. Last year the Trail donated about £2000 to various good causes.
You’ll be able to see every aspect of the creative arts: ceramics, painting, jewellery, sculpture, textiles, printmaking, mosaics, enamelling, photography and more. If you want to take the opportunity to buy something, payment needs to be by either cash or cheque. Although some artists have card machines. There are convenient cash points in Westbury Village, at Waitrose, on Henleaze Road and on Stoke Lane.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Trail for 2020, the application process is now on-line. (See the button on the Home page ) Priority Application for artists exhibiting in 2018 and 2019 is until November 5th. New members are invited to apply from the 6th November onwards. Applications will close on the 30th November, or before if we have reached our target number.