As well as local museums offering inspiration, we've also put together links to some other great artistic 'virtual' experiences that are available online. How about going to the Guggenheim in New York or the Musee d'Orsay in Paris? And all from your home!
There's no hibernating for the Combe Down Art Trail! As well as cooking up plans for next year's Trail, here's an update on the exhibitions and art events our hard-working artists are taking part in.
Combe Down has 29 art works in the Bath Open Studios exhibition at the RUH. The RUH is maybe not a go-to venue but if you happen to be there for any reason do look at the art along corridor B. The exhibition is on until mid-January 2020.
David Wood has an exhibition at 44AD, Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th November, called “Wry and Whimsical”, showing work in a variety of media and visual forms. Those of you who saw David’s venue during our September art trail know that you will be in for a treat. If you didn’t see it then this exhibition is an opportunity to see his work.
Emma Rose is showing work at the Abbey Hotel's ArtBar. Located in the heart of Bath, the bar is known for its artwork and bespoke cocktail menu. You are invited to the private view, on Thursday 14th November and the exhibition runs until January 6th November. Emma is also taking part in Clem's Fair in Salisbury on Friday 22nd - Saturday 23rd November and Frome Art Fair on Saturday 30th November.
Well done to Sally Muir, Bridget Baker and Ele Nash who contributed artwork to support the Bath Cats and Dogs Home annual auction at the weekend, between them raising a whopping £472!
Finally, The Hub in Mulberry Park celebrates its first birthday on Saturday 9th November. There will be a lot of activities during the day for children as well as a craft fair.
We're delighted to announce Shuya Cheng and Sally Muir both have had work accepted in the prestigious RWA Open Exhibition in Bristol. Congratulations! The exhibition showcases art from emerging and established artists and runs from the 29th September - 1st December.
If you enjoyed the workshops offered on our art trail, maybe you want to start or improve on a new artistic skill - or practice an existing one. Combe Down has lots of art clubs going on...
Combe Down Exploring Art Group explores all kinds of topics – art, crafts, architecture, design, any subject that members think it would be interesting to explore. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Museum of Bath Stone. New members very welcome – just come along and find out more. Next meeting: Tuesday 1st October, 2-4pm.
Made in Combe Down is a craft market held in the Museum of Bath Stone on the first Saturday of every month. The market has all kinds of hand-made crafts and produce. Next market day: Saturday 5th October, 10am to 2pm
Combe Down Artists meet eight times a year for day-long painting sessions at Claverton Hall or St Andrews, Hawthorn Grove. Next meetings Saturday 28th September at Claverton Hall, Saturday 12th October at St Andrews, 10am to 4pm,
Whatever new projects our artists are up to, we'll try to let you know over the coming months. You can message us any time via the contacts page and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.
What a fantastic sunny Art Trail weekend we had! With over 400 visitors to 15 venues, art was bought, artist demonstrations watched, workshops attended, music played, and lots of inspiring artistic chat was had! Here are a selection of photos taken on the Saturday and the Sunday so even if you couldn't make it or you weren't able to see every venue, these should give you a little taster of what went on...
The weather is set to be sunny and dry, perfect for following the map and the red lanterns outside each venue and discover what each one has in store...
Don't forget your chequebook as not all artists have mobile banking. And if you want to share your experience of the Trail, use the hashtag #cdarttrail on Instagram, twitter and facebook. Here's to a fabulous weekend full of inspiration. We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you to our sponsors and all the venues who've lent us their premises for the Trail weekend!