Sunday, 7 June 2015
Buxton Art Trail returns for Fringe 2015
Over 100 artists take part in 2015 Buxton Art Trail!
The award-winning Buxton Art Trail (BAT) is back at the Fringe this year with
a whopping 100 plus artists taking part in 26 venues around the town.
The buzzing event takes place on the final weekend of the Fringe from 2-8pm
on Friday 24th and 11am to 5pm on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th with a
fantastic variety of painters, printmakers, photographers, illustrators and
craftspeople, professional and amateur, exhibiting and demonstrating in
homes, gardens, studios, galleries, church halls and business premises.
There will also be art displayed in shop windows such as One Small Step on
Hall Bank as the entire town comes together to celebrate this popular
5,000 BAT leaflets complete with handy map and artists’ listings have now
been published and are being circulated round the town in cafes, shops, the
Tourist Information Centre and the library. They will also be available from the Fringe Information Desk next to the Opera House once the Fringe starts on July 8th.
BAT was founded in 2010 by a small group of local artists who felt that visual
arts had a larger role to play during Buxton Fringe. Over 70 artists and more
than 30 venues came on board with the Trail being repeated in 2012, winning
the Fringe’s prestigious Visual Arts Event prize that year.
Says BAT member Linda Rolland: “We are delighted that BAT has taken off in
such a big way again this year and are indebted to our sponsors Discover
Buxton, Buxton Film, Gallery in the Gardens, The Green Man Gallery and
Buxton Spa Prize as well as the dedicated team who have worked so hard to
put the Trail together.”
Anyone looking for further information can visit the BAT website
at www.buxtonarttrail.com, featuring news and contact details for the artists
involved plus electronic versions of the map and trail leaflet. There are also
links to BAT’s social media profiles on Facebook and Twitter where there is
an opportunity to join organisers and the artists in conversation about all the
exciting displays and demonstrations at BAT 2015.