With the summer upon us, it's time to take a closer look at each venue on this year's Combe Down Art Trail. Every Friday in the lead up to the Trail (that is taking place on Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th September, 10am - 5pm) we'll be giving a taster of what to expect. So let's kick things off with venue 1, the Hub!
Animation workshop. Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm
Music workshop. Drop in sessions on Saturday and Sunday, 2pm - 4pm
While the Art Trail volunteers are getting things ready for the Combe Down Art Trail on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September - including the rather lovely flyer designed by Steve Wells - we wanted to celebrate another success story by one of our artists.
For the second year running, Sally Muir has had a painting accepted into the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in London! Not only is her dog painting hanging on the esteemed walls of this fantastic gallery, it was also picked out by presenter Kirsty Wark on the BBC documentary about the exhibition!! We couldn't be prouder of Sally. The exhibition runs until 12th August 2019.
If you're an artist with a connection to Combe Down and you'd like to take part in our 2019 Art Trail on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September, you only have ten day left to apply!
The Trail is shaping up to be an exciting event! Currently there are thirteen venues to visit, including artists' homes and studios, as well as public venues like the Hub, the King William IV, and the Museum of Bath Stone.
With forty artists taking part already, there will be a wide range of artwork for sale, such as jewellery, ceramics, oil paintings, watercolours, textiles, and glassware.
There are also plenty of workshops and demonstrations to get visitors involved in all the arts, including animation workshops, music workshops, clay-throwing demonstrations, and flower crown making.
And not forgetting the children's competition!
With over 600 visitors to last year's Trail, and with so much going on this year, the Combe Down Art Trail is a fantastic event to be part of. Get those submissions forms in so you or someone you know can be involved too!
With the 1st June closing date for artist submissions only two months away, here's a reminder of what you need to do to take part as well as a list of our latest public venues. Do pass on this information to anyone you think might be interested, but priority will be given to artists living or working in the Combe Down area, including artists whose families live in Combe Down.
If you already know you want to take part in this year's trail, firstly, yay! Secondly, please return your submission form, sample images and £35 submission fee as soon as you can, particularly if you are wanting to exhibit in one of the public spaces listed below.
If you don’t yet have a venue in Combe Down but would like to take part in this year’s trail (which will be held on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2019) there are currently three public spaces you might like to consider:
For all these public venues, setting up would need to take place on Saturday 7th before the 10am start to the trail. Artists are responsible for setting up their work and looking after their display. All three venues are locked and secure overnight so work can be left, but it is a good idea not to leave money overnight. Work must be taken away immediately after the trail finishes at 5pm on Sunday 8th.
A small selection of Costas’s paintings will be on show at the Combe Down Exploring Art Group’s exhibition at the Museum of Bath Stone (Cornerstone) 16th-24th March.