Wylye Valley Art Trail 2017
Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June
Welcome to the ninth Wylye Valley Art Trail, a nine day festival of visual art and craft in and around the Wylye Valley, South Wiltshire.
A unique opportunity to see the wide range of art being created in the area; visit open studios, exhibitions and galleries, meet and talk to artists and craftspeople.
Following the Trail
Everything you need to know about the trail is on this website. You can pick up a brochure (available early April) from Tourist Information Centres, Libraries, Arts Centres and many other places in Wiltshire and further aﬁeld. You can get one from the ﬁrst venue you visit, or send a £1.28 stamped-addressed C5/A5 size envelope to: Wylye Valley Art Trail, c/o Holt, Water Street, Mere, Wilts, BA12 6DY and we'll put one in the post.
Each entry gives directions for visitors from a main road. As you get close to each event, look out for the numbered yellow trail marker signs which will lead you to the venue. It is also helpful to have a road atlas, sat nav or ordnance survey map.
There are links to area maps for each venue on this website; these aim to give you information about the general area/village and do not pin point the exact location of each venue. There is an option to input the venue postcode and get directions to it from wherever you are on the link.
If you would like to follow the trail by bike, much of it coincides with the Wiltshire Cycleway ( Wilts Cycleway details from Tourist information Centres).
Admission to all the events is free. Opening times are from 10.30am to 5.30pm unless otherwise stated. Dates in pale grey indicate that the venue is closed.
Look out for the takepArt logo for workshops, demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Venues showing the teaching symbol offer classes, workshops and courses beyond the period of the Art Trail. Contact the venue for details.
Many venues offer tea & coffee, cakes and light lunches, look out for the symbols.
Where you see the wheelchair logo the venue is accessible by wheelchair. Details have been included where there may be access difﬁculties. For more information please contact the venues directly.
Much of the work on show is for sale and many artists and craftspeople will work to commission. However, not many of the venues are able to take credit/debit card payments, so if you're planning to purchase, it is advisable to bring a chequebook or cash.
WVAT '17 on facebook
Follow our facebook page for updates and progress images as our artists prepare for the Trail! There will be additional images for many venues and you can give us your valued feedback too.
After the Art Trail
Many of the artists and craftspeople welcome visitors beyond the Art Trail dates (it's a good idea to phone beforehand to check) The next Wylye Valley Art Trail is planned for May 2019, (application deadline November 2018).
If you are an artist, maker, craftsperson, gallery of group interested in taking part, please contact us.
The organisers of the Wylye Valley Art Trail and participating artists cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any member of the public while visiting any Wylye Valley Art Trail venue, event or exhibition. The public do so at their own risk.
The organisers and participants of the Wylye Valley Art Trail would like to thank Wiltshire Council for their help and ﬁnancial support.
The Wylye Valley Art Trail is a not for proﬁt, artist-led, organisation, run by a small team of volunteer members:
Our team: Laura Rich, Nick Andrew, Celia Burt, Rose Eva, David O'Connor, Jenny Ford & Jennie Gilling.