South Hams Arts Trail

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South Hams Arts Trail

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Event Date
October 12, 2019
End Date
October 27, 2019

67 artist and makers in 27 scenic venues, showing an exceptional variety of media, technique and talent.

The Arts Trail is one of the biggest art events in the South Hams. It takes places annually during the second half of October. In 2019 it will run from October 12th-27th covering the week before and the week of half-term, including three weekends. This year 67 SHAF artists are participating in the Trail, exhibiting and selling their work in 27 venues across the South Hams. The Arts Trail provides an opportunity for visitors to view and buy work directly from the makers.  On the Trail you will see paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, lampshades, mosaics, hand-turned wooden items and furniture, felt, paper and textile art, photography, basketry, printmaking and much more.

SHAF artists taking part in the Trail work and exhibit in a wide variety of venues. Some artists work on their kitchen tables, others in purpose-built studios; some work alone, others in an artists’ collective. So visitors to SHAF Arts Trail venues will find some artists exhibiting in their homes and studios, others in galleries, exhibition halls, hotels and pubs. Following the Arts Trail therefore provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the glorious South Hams and discover places you never knew existed.

The brochure provides ‘at a glance’ information to help you plan your route: There is a map of the South Hams with all participating artists and venues listed for easy reference; there is also a page which lists Venue Opening Dates and Times; and a page listing artists by name together with their venue and the page on which they appear in the brochure, so if you are on the trail of specific artists you will have no problem locating them.​

We invite you to follow the Trail ... visit as many venues as possible ... discover the latest works of your favourite artists ... find new artists and types of artwork to add to your ‘favourites’ list. Have a wonderful time and don’t forget to stop for a delicious lunch or cream tea at one of the cafes, hotels, pubs and restaurants advertised in the brochure.