Combe Down Art Trail opens its studios and venues on 9th and 10th September for another exciting weekend of artwork, from paintings, prints and photographs to glass, ceramics, textiles, sculptures and many other examples of local artistic talent. We are especially delighted to include the newly refurbished St Andrew’s Community Centre in Hawthorn Grove where several artists will display their work. Hands-on events at the Centre include art sessions and music workshops for all to join in.
Altogether 33 artists are taking part, several new to the trail. Children’s nurseries and toddler groups, Combe Down Primary School in and around the streets, creating a village gallery. Peggy Dodd Centre is displaying artwork as well as selling tea, coffee, and cake. Textile panels will hang on the wall opposite the entrance to Mulberry Way.
Head of the art trail committee, Sally Jefferies, said “This year we have artwork from all age groups in the village, from 2 to 103 years old, which gives us the broadest and most inclusive art trail ever. Ideas and themes encompass endangered species, fossils, clouds, and the environment.
As well as encouraging art across our community we also aim to be environmentally aware by reusing and recycling as much as possible, from the red and green lanterns at venues to numbers and arrows along the route.”
It's set to be another great year for the Combe Down Art Trail!