The Wylye Valley Art Trail ended on 9 May 2021. You can still view it here. Many of the artists and makers who took part have open studios and exhibitions throughout the year and, at other times, welcome visitors to their studios by appointment. You can get in touch with them using the contact details provided or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your message to them.
The next WVAT is scheduled for May 2023. If you are an artist or maker and are interested in being added to the future participants’ database, please contact email@example.com.
A 9-day festival of visual art and craft in south west Wiltshire. Visit open studios and workplaces, group exhibitions and galleries. Meet and talk to artists & craftspeople, maybe purchase a piece of original art!
All listings in this website have directions from a main road. Go to the map for an exact location of each venue. Look out for the yellow trail marker signs as you get close to each venue. It may also be helpful to have a road map or sat nav. If you’d like to follow the trail by bike, much of it coincides with, or is close to, the Wiltshire Cycleway. Details from Tourist Information Centres and online.
Venues are open daily from 10.30am – 5.30pm from 1 – 9 May, unless otherwise stated as ‘OPENING VARIATIONS…’ Admission to most venues is free (If there’s an entrance fee, it is stated).
You can pick up an Art Trail brochure (available from early April) from Tourist Information Centres in Wiltshire. You can get one from the first art trail event that you visit, or send a self-addressed C5 envelope (to take A5 brochure) with a large letter stamp to Wylye Valley Art Trail, Bull Mill Cottage, Crockerton, Warminster. BA12 8AY and we’ll put one in the post. To download the brochure as a low-res PDF file click here.
There are a few venues which are open as virtual (online) events, indicated by this symbol. Some of them will open to visitors by appointment only.
Much of the art is for sale and many artists and craftspeople will work to commission. However, not all of the venues take credit cards, so if you’re planning to purchase, it’s advisable to bring a cheque book or cash.
Please help us to ensure that your visit is as safe as possible by wearing masks, social distancing and taking notice of stated maximum numbers in studio spaces.
Venues showing this symbol are accessible by wheelchair.
Details are included if there are any access difficulties.
Venues showing these symbols offer refreshments.
Look out for this symbol for demonstrations, talks, workshops and hands on activities. NB you may need to book and pay a fee for some activities.
Enquire about classes, workshops & courses taking place beyond the Art Trail period where you see this symbol.
Many of the artists and craftspeople welcome visitors beyond the Art Trail dates (please phone beforehand to check).
The next Wylye Valley Art Trail is planned for May 2023. If you are an artist, maker, craftsperson, gallery or art group interested in taking part, please contact us.
The organisers of the Wylye Valley Art Trail, participating venues and 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. The public do so entirely at their own risk.