CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Lancashire Life today CLICK HERE

A look ahead to the Silverdale and Arnside Art Trail

PUBLISHED: 00:00 14 June 2016

Silverdale

Silverdale

Archant

Silverdale and Arnside are not just pretty coastal villages - they also host the county’s biggest art weekend,

Debbie Copley and Clare MartinDebbie Copley and Clare Martin

One of the most popular events in the Lancashire arts calendar takes place at the end of June.

The Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail runs over the weekend of June 24-26 and is hosted by two neighbouring villages in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The free annual event is designed to inspire the creativity of artists and craftspeople from the local area by showcasing their work in the twin villages which have become an established artists’ colony. 

Now in its 12th year, the trail has grown in popularity with 90 exhibitors for this year’s event, many of them opening their home studios to visitors. A large number are long-standing supporters but this year the trail organisers welcome some new talent including John Calver, a stoneware potter, Simon Donaldson, a landscape painter, spinner Kate Schofield and wood worker David Webb. 

Footpath signFootpath sign

The Guides will also be demonstrating ‘The Art of Survival’  – one of many family activities throughout the weekend and a new Silverdale gallery, Vintage and Country, will demonstrate chalk painting.

The event is spread across 37 venues, including seven key sites with eight smaller group venues and 28 workshops and demonstrations throughout the villages. Everyone from painters to potters, stone carvers to spinners, jewellers and woodworkers are represented. Music is a developing feature and this year there will be sing-songs with the Guides, a community concert, open-air music workshops and family entertainment. 

This three day exhibition is open on Friday 24 June between 1 pm and 8 pm and then Saturday 25 June and Sunday 26 June from 10.30am to 5.30 pm. During this time, the artists and artisans welcome visitors into their homes, studios and exhibitions to view or purchase their work and even participate in a variety of workshops. w

To find out more visit www.silverdalearttrail.co.uk

Silverdale clockSilverdale clock

 

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Lancashire Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Lancashire Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Lancashire Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

Lytham Hall was the spectacular setting for a glittering weekend of steam engines, tractors, cars and family fun.

Read more

Barrowford is one of Lancashire’s most stylish towns but it also has some quirky tales to tell

Read more

The busy West Lancashire village of Parbold scores highly for natural beauty and community spirit

Read more

The two-and-a-half year initiative to preserve the remains of the copper mines.

Read more
Coniston
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Books by Lancashire writer Paula Daly are being filmed in the Lakes by the Broadchurch team for a six-part TV drama starring Rochdale’s Anna Friel

Read more
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fact and fiction merge to create a tale of murder and kidnap in a novel based on Rufford Old Hall by National Trust volunteer Margaret Lambert

Read more

Liverpool has always buzzed, even in its darker days, but today it’s booming, and underpinning the resurgence are institutions with roots deep in the Merseyside soil

Read more
Liverpool
Friday, November 2, 2018

With carpets of damp fallen leaves and rotting deadwood covering woodlands, autumn is the time when fungi of all shapes and sizes thrive. The Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Molly Toal explores the mushroom kingdom.

Read more
Thursday, November 1, 2018

An ancient system for training troops in the use of the longbow has been revived in Lancashire

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

John Lenehan grabs his broomstick and takes us on a journey through some of Lancashire’s loveliest countryside.

Read more
Ribble Valley Walks Pendle Hill
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Canicross is one of the fastest growing sports and it has arrived in the Lake District. Irene Rothery reports

Read more
Dogs Lake District Walks

Having 10,000 students on the doorstep is helping this West Lancashire town centre to thrive

Read more

In 1972, a hoard of ancient silver coins was discovered in Prestwich. These days, they’re hoping to strike gold with an unbeatable mix of community, creativity and independent shops but for one craftsperson, silver is still the way to go.

Read more
Friday, October 12, 2018

Pendle Hill is one of the most iconic landmarks in Lancashire and you can enjoy the beautiful countryside, spectacular views and fascinating from a number of starting points in the Ribble Valley.

Read more
Pendle Hill Ribble Valley Walks

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy



Subscribe or buy a mag today

Local Business Directory

Property Search