Welcome to the eighth 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 this area.
Visit open studios, exhibitions and galleries. Meet and talk to artists and craftspeople.
Everything you need to know about the trail is on this website. You can pick up a brochure (available from April) from Tourist Information Centres, Libraries and Arts Centres in Wiltshire.
You can get one from the first art trail event that you visit, or send a £1.10 stamped self-addressed C5/A5 size envelope to: Wylye Valley Art Trail, c/o 12 Clements Lane, Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6DF 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.
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 or click here).
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 of the venues offer coffee, tea and food, 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, contact the venues directly.
Much of the art on show is for sale and many artists and craftspeople will work to commission. However, not many of the venues take credit cards, so if you’re planning to purchase, it’s advisable to bring a chequebook or cash.
There are more images and information on the Wylye Valley Art Trail facebook page. Give us some feedback and like us!
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 Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June 2017. If you are an artist, maker, craftsperson, gallery or art group interested in taking part, please contact us.
The organisers and participants of the Wylye Valley Art Trail would like to thank Wiltshire Council for their help and financial support.