Our annual Trail is a free event, open to everyone, and takes place the weekend of the 18th and 19th June 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 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.