On the trail of art and crafts

First published in Wiltshire

There will be something for everyone in this year’s Wylye Valley Art Trail, which is set to be the biggest and best one yet when it starts on May 25.

More than 280 artists and craftspeople are taking part in the nine-day festival, with 86 venues following a meandering trail through towns and villages in the south west, including Tisbury, Westbury and Warminster.

The Wylye Valley Art Trail, which was founded in 2001, is now in its seventh year and will see award-wining figures and artists making a name for themselves locally take part.

There will be a wide range of high-quality art and craft on show during the event, including paintings, sculptures, textiles, furniture, jewellery, digital art and photography.

Nick Andrew, the founder and co-ordinator of the event, said: “We are very pleased with the artists involved and while we have lots of former participants, we also have lots of new people this year.

“It is a unique event and there are always lots of surprises. This is my last art trail as co-ordinator and I feel proud that over the years it hasn’t lost that uniqueness or the intimate, local feel.

“We have a huge variety of artists and craftspeople and I think it is the biggest yet, with a few more venues than last time. The fact that it is quite compact is another factor that makes it so great.

“There is something for everyone this year, so if people are not interested in fine art they will be able to find something else that they like.”

For more information visit www.wvat.co.uk or contact Nick Andrew on 07730 400784. Admission is free to all exhibitions.

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