Kirkstall Art Trail 2019
Deadline: 31/03/2019 | Published: 23/01/2019 | City: Leeds | Region: West Yorkshire | Country: United Kingdom | Louise Mortimer
Kirkstall Art Trail is an annual celebration of art in the community. Each year, historical sites, businesses and homes across Kirkstall open their doors to visitors to showcase great contemporary art and host creative workshops, offering artists a unique exhibiting opportunity! This year, the trail will take place on the 20th and 21st July.
Kirkstall Art Trail is a free event which aims to promote and support artists whether professional or just starting out in their careers, and engage the local community with art. We aim to make the arts accessible and engaging by taking art out of the traditional gallery setting and showcasing local creativity in unique venues.
The trail takes place annually, and is now in its fifth year. Over the weekend, visitors are welcomed to Kirkstall to take part in family-friendly workshops, enjoy the exhibitions, performances and installations, and buy work from local artists and makers.
From Kirkstall Abbey to pubs and homes kindly offered for use by the local residents, the trail encourages visitors to explore parts of Kirkstall that they may not previously have discovered. The venues offer an opportunity for artists to display work in an informal setting, and provide scope for anyone interested in site specific or installation art. There are also numerous outdoor spaces, perfect for artists working in sculpture or performance.
What we are looking for
We are looking for artists and makers based in Leeds who want the chance to exhibit and sell their work in unique spaces. Each year we have a vibrant mix of exhibitors, from professional artists and makers, to those who have never previously exhibited.
This year our main site will be Kirkstall Abbey where the committee will be on hand to welcome visitors and volunteers.
We look forward to seeing your submissions!
Contact the curator
We will also publicise the art trail in the Kirkstall Festival programme as we have done in previous years, this programme is given to 3,000 local people the weekend before the trail is due to take place. We plan to have a larger presence at the festival this year to increase our visibility and promote the trail.
The map will be on the homepage of our website www.kirkstallarttrail.com for you to download and will be available at all of our venues and central information point (Kirkstall Abbey) across the weekend.
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