North Bristol Art Trail returns

October 27 2017

The ever popular North Bristol Art Trail takes place over the weekend of November 25 - 26, with a preview night on Nov 24 when you can relax with a mulled wine and chat to artists and friends.

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The ever popular North Bristol Art Trail takes place over the weekend of November 25 -  26, with a preview night on Nov 24 when you can relax with a mulled wine and chat to artists and friends.

This long established trail offers an unhurried opportunity to buy original artwork from paintings and prints to stone sculptures and jewellery with a myriad of objects between. It’s a perfect time of year to inspire people to buy original artwork and craft for loved ones. 

Trail goers can enjoy visiting artists in their own homes and studios, while bumping into friends and soaking up the atmosphere of streets bustling with art lovers. Some of the North Bristol artists are recognised at regional and national levels for their art, craft or design work, others working on international commissions. 

This year the trail will be particularly enlivened as the Gloucester Road Art Banners are being installed at the beginning of November (see page 8). 

Sarah Thorp said: “Over the past years galleries and independent shops on Gloucester Road have been set up by individual and groups of artists to give a year-round showcase of local artists’ work. This means if you can’t decide over the weekend you can return at other times of the year to browse and make a choice. This is especially true at Glos Rd Central, at the top of Pigsty Hill which is now a ‘go-to destination’ for art and original gifts. Room 212 is full of work by North Bristol artists and even has an online shop to spread the word beyond Bristol.”

Gloucester Road is a one of the hubs of the trail, with artist venues either side of this much loved high street. Some independent shops even host artists including Flo Jo Boutique, a venue for the first time, and favorites Artemis and the Eco House behind Room 212. St Michaels Church Hall has a myriad of artists showing their work so is a great way to see lots of art under one roof if you’re short of time.

The skills of North Bristol artists are wide and varied from curating exhibitions, publishing books and starting new arts projects in education to community support and public works. The North Bristol Art trail is a time for every member to connect with the local community and share the wonderful wealth of art in the area.  

Once you fall in love with a piece of art you can pay with cash, Bristol Pounds or old fashioned cheques. Many artists are also set up to take card payments. There are even specially created NBA vouchers which can be purchased at Room 212. 

The NBA website offers full details on every artist member, year round, while the Artists Profiles, facebook and twitter will give you lots more exciting news of our projects and achievements http://www.northbristolartists.org.uk