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Adur Art Trail: Supporting Artists, Engaging Visitors, Enriching the Community

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Are you looking for a creative and inspiring way to explore the local culture and heritage of Adur? If so, you might want to check out the Adur Art Trail, a self-guided tour of various artworks and venues across the district.

The trail is a great opportunity to discover new artists, support local businesses and enjoy the beauty and diversity of Adur. Whether you are a fan of contemporary art or traditional crafts, you will find something to suit your taste and budget.

You can also join some of the workshops, talks and demonstrations that are part of the trail programme, and learn new skills or techniques from the experts. The Adur Art Trail is a free event, open to everyone, and a perfect way to spend a day or a weekend with your family or friends. Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant and creative scene of Adur!

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The Adur Art Trail offers an exciting opportunity for art enthusiasts and curious individuals alike to explore the vibrant artistic landscape of the Adur community. With a diverse range of participating venues including cafes, pubs, churches, libraries, community centres, and private homes, the trail map and brochure can be easily accessed online or obtained at any of these locations.

This annual event not only showcases the work of talented local artists but also provides invaluable support to the community by promoting local businesses. By attending the trail, visitors not only get to appreciate the beauty and diversity of Adur but also have the chance to discover new artists and their unique creations. From contemporary art to traditional crafts, there is something to captivate every taste and budget.

Additionally, the Adur Art Trail offers an enriching experience through a series of workshops, talks, and demonstrations led by experts in the field. These engaging activities provide attendees with an opportunity to learn new skills and techniques directly from the artists themselves. What sets this event apart is that it is entirely free and open to everyone, making it an ideal outing for families and friends alike.

Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant and creative scene of Adur. Join the Adur Art Trail and be part of an event that not only supports local artists but also fosters a sense of community and appreciation for the arts.

The trail usual runs from the first to the third weekend of June and has featured over 100 artists showcasing their talents.

Taking Part in the Adur Art Trail

Are you an artist looking for a way to showcase your work and connect with the local community? If so, you might be interested in taking part in the Adur Art Trail, a yearly event that celebrates the creativity and diversity of Adur district.

The Adur Art Trail is a self-guided tour of various venues across Shoreham-by-Sea, Southwick, Lancing and Sompting, where artists display their work and invite visitors to explore their creative process. The trail features a wide range of art forms, such as painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, textiles, jewellery and more.

The Adur Art Trail is open to artists of all levels and backgrounds, whether you are a professional, a hobbyist or a beginner. You can apply to exhibit your work in one of the existing venues, or you can propose your own venue, such as your home, studio, garden or shop. You can also join forces with other artists and form a group exhibition.

To take part in the Adur Art Trail, you need to register with Adur Art Collective and pay a fee of £50 for individual artists. The Adur Art Collective opens for new members twice a year on the 1st of February and the 1st of July.

If you want to be part of the Adur Art Trail you must join the collective in February You will also need to provide some information about yourself and your work, such as a brief biography, an artist statement and some images of your work.

You will also need to agree to the terms and conditions of the event, which include being responsible for your own insurance, health and safety, and public liability.

The Adur Art Trail normally takes for the first two weeks of June and includes three weekends. During this period, you will need to open your venue to the public from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and optionally on weekdays. You will also need to display the official Adur Art Trail sign outside your venue and provide some printed materials for visitors, such as flyers, maps and feedback forms.

Taking part in the Adur Art Trail is a great opportunity to share your passion, gain exposure, meet new people and have fun. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact the Adur Art Collective team at info@adurartcollective.co.uk or visit their website.

If you are an artist but unsure of the benefits, or otherwise, then I suggest you have a read of this article: How do Art Trails Provide Opportunities for Artists?

We hope to see you on the trail!

Adur Art Collective

Adur Art Collective was formed in July 2010 by a group of artists in Shoreham-by-Sea and surrounding areas in West Sussex, who were keen to ensure the continuation of the annual Adur Art Trail as part of Adur Festival in June. The collective’s aim was also to promote and support local art and culture, as well as to foster collaboration and networking among its members.

The collective organised various events and exhibitions throughout the year, such as the Adur Art Trail. The collective also offered workshops, talks, and mentoring opportunities for aspiring and established artists.

Today Adur Art Collective still welcomes anyone who is interested in art and creativity, regardless of their level of experience or background. The collective is run by a committee of volunteers who are elected by the members every year.

To join the collective, you can fill out an online application form on their website and pay a small annual fee. By becoming a member, you can enjoy benefits such as access to exclusive events and exposure on the collective’s online platforms.

If you want to learn more about Adur Art Collective, you can visit their website at www.adurartcollective.co.uk or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Alternative Art Trails and Open Houses

Art trails and open houses are a great way to discover local artists and their work. They offer a unique opportunity to visit the studios and homes of creative people, see their process, and buy original pieces. Art trails and open houses are usually organised by local groups or associations, and they often coincide with festivals or special events. You can find out more about the art trails and open houses in Sussex here.

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