Emsworth’s arts trail is back for the 15th year

Walking with art at the Emsworth Arts Trail
Walking with art at the Emsworth Arts Trail
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ART lovers are in for a treat with two weekends of artists showing off their creations.

The Emsworth Arts Trail falls on April 23 and 24 and the following May Bank Holiday weekend.

More than 160 artists will exhibit at this year’s event.

Designed as a walking trail, nearly all of the artists are within a mile of the town centre at 64 different venues.

‘Emsworth is such a hotbed of artistic talent,’ said Carol Price, chairwoman of The Emsworth Arts Trail.

‘We continue to welcome new artists and makers to join the trail.

‘This year we have 16 new artists and eight new venues, making it the biggest trail yet.’

New artists this year include Charles Dedman, a young furniture maker and recent graduate of Chichester University.

Charles has been selected for the Craft Council’s Hothouse Scheme, and has had one of his designs chosen by a leading retailer for production.

Emsworth printmaker Alex Poyner, a graduate of Winchester College of Art, will show a selection of her seascapes from her home studio by the foreshore.

And papermaker Adrian Mundy brings art and gardening together in his Arts Council England (ACE) funded Grow An Exhibition project, Natural Imperfections, being displayed at Tuppenny Barn during the trail.

For more information and a trail guide go to emsworthartstrail.org.uk.