Bristol is a colourful and creative city. Its street art is some of the best in the country and only last week was Totterdown transformed into an art trail that celebrated local artists. Now north Bristol will follow up on the action as the North Bristol Art Trail returns.
Over the weekend (November 26 & 27), expect an extra splash of colour on our streets as local artists open their homes and studios to the public. North Bristol Artists is a collective of 110 amateur and professional artists, stretching across Cotham, Redland, St Andrews, Bishopston, Horfield and Henleaze. Every year they host the North Bristol Art Trail across 50+ venues in the area.
Since 2001, North Bristol Art Trail has attracted waves of art lovers and locals. It provides local artists with an opportunity to show and sell their work ahead of Christmas. For its 21st event, we expect things to be no different. The theme year is Art From The Heart. Making the art trail the perfect place to pick up an extra special present for someone you love.
How do I follow the trail?
There are in fact several mini-trails you can follow this weekend, each covering a slightly different area. You can tackle these separate trails in parts across the weekend, or all at once if you have the stamina. They cover the areas of Henleaze, Redland, Ashley, St Andrews, Horfield, Bishopton North and Bishopton South. You should be able to collect trail maps at many of the shops and cafes based nearby, but participating artists and their addresses can also be found here.
North Bristol Art Trail will be a unique opportunity to peek behind the creative curtain. Many of the artists will also be raising money for charity – such as Caring In Bristol and Young Bristol – through the sales of art as well as refreshments. And many venues will also be hosting special music performances to boogie you’re way along the trail.
From 10 am to 5 pm, expect to see everything from abstract painting, linocut printmaking and woodturning to street art, multimedia projects and mosaic works. To learn more about the artists on the North Bristol Art Trail, head here.