This year’s Art Trek will see artists throwing open their doors in a celebration of the visual arts across North Devon. The long-established and eagerly anticipated event runs from 15 September to 1 October.

There are participants taking part in villages and towns across North Devon, and the venues range from professional galleries to homes and artists’ studios. Visitors can find all the information they need in the Art Trek brochure which is out now or by visiting the Art Trek website at

The event boasts over 40 artists in a range of disciplines. Each venue is mapped out and visitors can create their own itinerary for the weekend, day, afternoon or even a spare hour after work! There is even the chance to enjoy a demonstration or take part in a workshop in many of the venues.

There are a huge number of art styles on including paintings of abstract forms, portraits and landscapes; there are prints using a variety of techniques including screen printing. Sculptors also feature in the event, many working in a variety of media.

The crafts are well represented including a pop-up show featuring exhibitors specialising in vintage, vintage inspired and upcycled products. This year’s Art Trek also involves the work of a number of talented ceramicists and glass artists as well as local photographers.

The full list of participating artists are:
Bideford: Eilean Eland; Pete Newell; Deborah Last; Fiona Matthews; Joanna Sellors; Hilary Paynter; Richard Strachey; Robert J Phillips; Cressida Lowery; Michael Storrs; Janis Glover; Bert Bruins; Devon Pop-Ups
Weare Giffard: Claire Scott
Northam: Mary Myers
Braunton: Mark King; Jan Sears
Ilfracombe: Francesca Owen
Muddiford: Lauren Goldie
Barnstaple: Robert Cordingley; Penelope Florance; Alexandra Tacey; Park School Alumni; Mike Woollacott; Grizel Lutmann-Johnson; White Moose
West Buckland: Jackie Payne
Swimbridge: Ruth Bateman; Danni Bradford; Ellie Miller
Great Torrington: Helen Bailes; Barbara Bird; Susan Martin; Carol Rowland; Beaford Arts
South Molton: Deborah Hastings; Sam Pickard; South Molton Pannier Market
Grilstone: Mitch Pilkington
Molland: Luna North
Kings Nympton: Tony Williams
Umberleigh: Colin Allbrook
Atherington: Peter Stagg
Burrington: Kate Burrows
Chulmleigh: Robert Ennis; Gaenor Barker
Bondleigh: The Sculpture School

For more information pick up a brochure which will be available from White Moose, Barnstaple, participating artists and at outlets locally or visit the Art Trek website

Photo: Grizel Lutmann-Johnson’s studio.

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