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 
initiative. 

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.


Buxton Fringe

Website: www.buxtonfringe.org.uk
Facebook: buxtonfringe
Twitter: @buxtonfringe