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2023 Registration

Registration will open on Saturday 18 March 2023. Please register as soon as possible after this date, we hope to complete registration and have collected payment by Saturday 1st April 2023.

We have had to raise the entrance fee this year to reflect ever-increasing costs, though this is the first increase in at least 10 years. The entrance fee is now £60 per artist (not per venue). There is no charge for schools and all are warmly invited to participate.

Further details will be published here as they are decided.

Information for Artists

The trail is not selective and operates on the basis of first-come-first-served. All artists (in a wide range of media) are invited to participate, from full-time professionals to part-time amateurs.

Artists themselves choose their own venues (more often than not their own homes) and are responsible for all their own arrangements, including public liability insurance. We have a recommendation for the latter and it is easy and cheap  to arrange by subscribing to the organisation called AIR. For details, click here.

Artists who exhibit on the Trail get their own free webpage on this site.

Any queries, just contact us at [email protected]

Information for Visitors

This is a completely free event for visitors. Approximately 100 local artists in 50 venues open their homes and studios to the general public so that you can browse their work. There are also some “public” venues such as hotels, schools or churches. The artists themselves are usually on hand if you wish to discuss their work or perhaps commission something special.

There is absolutely no pressure to buy work; you may simply spend a delightful weekend browsing some outstanding art.

We recommend using public transport or bicycle to visit the Trail, as car-parking facilities are notoriously scarce. There are no parking charges on Sunday, and many areas of the Trail have none on Saturday either. In all areas with charges, the first half-hour is free but you do have to register at the ticket stand.