THE Emsworth Arts Trail is a great success story.
The trail for 2013 is bigger and better than ever with 42 venues to visit around the vibrant and picturesque coastal village.
It takes place this weekend and the following weekend.
In fact, if you are to do justice to the exhibits you might need to carefully plan your itinerary over three days.
Start by picking up a leaflet from the library and other outlets and plan your visit according to location and taste.
There is actually something for everybody with jewellery, paintings, ceramics, furniture, photographs, coloured glass and their new commissioned works for this year.
As well as individual artists welcoming you into their homes, there are various associations I will bet you never knew existed, like ‘Maisemore Artists’.
Obviously a group of neighbours have got together to combine their works in a single display. No 8 in the programme.
Emsworth Community Centre has a variety of exhibits ranging from painting to quilting.
Another group call themselves ‘Hullabaloo Arts’. Many of the exhibitors have their own web pages so that you can preview what is on offer before your visit.
The trail is comprehensive and extended this year to include Thorney Island. Genuine art has no bounds.
The trail is yet another illustration of the talented people we have living down our street.
Do not forget to visit St Thomas’ Church, New Brighton Road.
We have commissioned Heather Gray-Newton to make the Year of Faith with the story of the parish.