Art lovers are in for a treat at this year’s new-look Widcombe Art Trail weekend, June 22nd-23rd. Along with long hot summer days (fingers crossed!), the Trail this year features lots more artists’ homes, and smaller, more intimate venues. So you can expect some nice chats with the artists themselves, as well as a look at work in progress – not to mention a peek at some lovely homes!
We offer a suggested route that takes in all the venues click here for details, or you can just wander around Widcombe and make your own Trail. Don’t miss Horseshoe Walk, Priory Coach House (Lyncombe Hill) and Rosemount Farm, all new to the Trail this year – and look out for the exciting new artists, here and at many of the other venues.
And if all this wonderful art inspires you to get a bit more involved, you will find opportunities at each end of the trail Catherine Beale’s watercolour demonstrations at St Matthew’s Church, Caroline Crossland’s monoprint workshop at Ring’O’Bells , while for children there is a craft corner at Priory Coach House.
We know you will also enjoy using the weekend as an opportunity to explore and appreciate Widcombe – a very special part of Bath, where the city meets the countryside, full of history and lovely views, yet only just over the river from the station and Southgate. Pedestrian access from the city is over the footbridge behind Bath Spa station.
Nearest car parks are Southgate, Avon Street and Cricket Ground: Widcombe has some unrestricted street parking on Sundays. Please note: private houses may be unsuitable for wheelchairs and disabled visitors.
Enjoy the Trail, and do let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.
The Widcombe Art Trail part is sponsored by the Widcombe Association, Bath’s largest and most active residents’ association.
For more information concerning this year’s Widcombe Art Trail please contact Caroline Davies.
Click here to download the Widcombe Art Trail 2019 brochure.
Widcombe Art Trail is a member of Bath Open Studios, a collaborative group representing the Open Studios and Art Trails In Bath. While each trail has its own individual style all share a relaxed and friendly welcome. They take place in different areas of Bath and allow visitors to walk between venues, most of which are the artists’ own homes or studios.