Welcome to West Bristol Arts 2024. This page will be regularly updated as we approach the trail, with news for artists and visitors.
We are delighted to announce that Savills Estate Agents will be the WBAT sponsor for 2024. Located at 20 The Mall in the heart of Clifton Village they will also be an artists venue and a key location to pick up your Trail map when they are available
Some venues provide refreshments and other facilities such as toilets. Venues with disabled access are indicated where possible but note that most venues are the artist’s homes, only a few are public buildings.
The trail itself is completely free to visitors. The trail opens at 11am on Saturday morning and runs until 5pm, then again with the same hours on Sunday. A few venues may open different hours, these will be noted on the brochure.
With the large number of visitors we have, we strongly recommend using public transport (or bicycle) to visit the trail. It is easy to get various cheap unlimited travel passes on the buses to visit us.
There has been much publicity about parking in the area of our Trail, but actually there is a reasonable amount of space and MOST of the areas are FREE on Saturdays and Sundays. Even where there is meter parking on Saturdays, the first half-hour is FREE (though you do have to get a ticket from a machine).
With the large number of visitors we have, we strongly recommend using public transport to visit the trail.
Bristol Temple Meads is served by the number 8 service. They run at frequent intervals and these are the best buses for much of the trail. The number 8 serves Clifton. The number 9, serving Redland, no longer runs. The number 505 links Hotwells, Clifton, Cotham and Redland with the Long Ashton Park and Ride.
There is also the Ferry from the Centre to Hotwells