All roads lead to arts venues on the Cloth Trail

Wiltshire Times: Robert Colebourne and Kieran Mceleny with the house of cards designed and made by local pupils for the Collaborative Schools Ltd ARTrowbridge – a display for the Cloth Road Arts week Robert Colebourne and Kieran Mceleny with the house of cards designed and made by local pupils for the Collaborative Schools Ltd ARTrowbridge – a display for the Cloth Road Arts week

Visual arts and artists are being promoted across West Wiltshire this week as part of Cloth Road Arts Week.

The free nine-day event, which finishes this Sunday, shows artists’ work through open studios and galleries, giving people the opportunity to meet the artists and see their work.

The arts trail is in its sixth year and covers Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon, Melksham, Corsham and Norton St Phillip, and surrounding villages.

Chairman Paul Workman said: “We have 50 venues this year and 150 artists – more than we have ever had before.

“There is a huge range of materials and mediums – from painting to sculpture, print-making and photography so there is something for everyone.”

The Pound Arts Centre in Corsham is displaying a number of artists’ work including ceramic artist Claire Baker and illustrator Chris Dunn, who can be seen in the working environments of their studios at the centre.

They have been joined by jewellers Victoria Jarman, Breige King, and Maggie Robert, and textile artist Andrea Cryer.

A new venue at White Cottage, Box is showing the work of mosaic artist Emma Leith and the prints of Kathy Hutton.

Ten artists have exhibited at Trowbridge Town Hall this week including 500 pieces of children’s artwork, with pupils leading guided tours.

For more details go to www.clothroadartists.com

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