THE ILFRACOMBE ART PHENOMENON
The beautiful town of Ilfracombe once again offers you a warm welcome to our open house art event.
Artists and crafts people open their homes, studios and galleries for you to view and purchase a varied collection of arts and crafts.
Take part in free workshops, visit open gardens and listen to live music.
WHAT IS THE ART TRAIL?
The Ilfracombe Art Trail is an independent collaboration of artists, makers and galleries all located within 15 minutes walking distance of Ilfracombe High Street.
Now in its 5th year, it provides an annual opportunity to visit venues of your choosing, talk to artists and discover all things new and surprising!
We aim to actively promote and advertise locally, regionally and, where possible, nationally. We seek editorial coverage through newspapers, magazines and radio as well as online and social media. As well as this, much depends on participants promoting their own venues.
The Art Trail is a non-profit organisation, predominantly paid for by participation fees. It is administered by a small team of volunteer members.
No-one is paid or receives a salary
MAKING ART ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
2019 sees the 5th Annual Ilfracombe Art Trail
Showing a diverse and interesting array of affordable art from local artists in a number of different venues and galleries all around Ilfracombe.
There are paintings, sculpture, photography, jewellery, printing, textiles, leather, ceramics and much more. With our easy to follow map and guide you can discover art in some quirky places, all within just a short walk of the High Street.
Come and enjoy the work of local artists as well as some from further afield. Wander through our Victorian streets and contemplate the wide range of art on offer. You can even pause at some of the venues for tea and cake or visit one of the amazing artisan cafes around the town.
WHAT IS AN OPEN STUDIO?
An open studio is a place where art is the focus, offering visitors the opportunity to speak directly with the artist or just ponder and admire the works on show.
For an artist, it is the pleasure of talking with visitors and hopefully making valuable connections.
There is also, of course, the opportunity to purchase work and obtain information about artists’ events or courses, if they have them to offer.
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