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Newbridge Arts Trail

18 May @ 10:30 am 19 May @ 5:00 pm

Newbridge Arts Trail

Yes the Newbridge Arts trail is back!

Over the weekend of the 18th and 19th of May more than 30 artists and makers will be exhibiting in 11 different venues right on your doorstep. This annual event is the perfect way to enjoy a weekend of creativity and art without having to stray too far from home.

This is the thirteenth year of the Newbridge Arts Trail bringing together local people, schools, and business sponsors to support the talented artisan community. The trail organisers are hoping to inspire you to discover the hidden corners in Newbridge where creativity is happening right under your nose!

The four main public venues are Weston Methodist Church on Kennington Road, Newbridge Primary School, Fairfield House and The Locksbrook Inn. As well as being part of the trail, on Sunday Fairfield House also has historical guided tours about the lives of the Ethiopian Royal Family in Bath on offer at 12pm and 1.30pm with lunch available afterwards.

The remaining exhibits are hosted in private homes. Visitors can use the map to find exhibitors located across Newbridge which gives adults and children alike a fun way to enjoy locating the venues. On arrival you can learn about different kinds of art, different processes and talk to the artists to understand what influences them or maybe even ask them to give you some tips about taking up art yourself.

The trail hosts a wide range of creative mediums, from painting and printmaking to pottery and jewellery. You can come along and feel free to just browse, or if you’re looking to pick up a piece of local art, you will find a diverse array of styles and much of it at very affordable prices. There will be cards and small gifts available making the trail a great place to find a truly original gift whilst supporting local artists.

The trail is free of charge and the venues are open between 10.30am and 5pm across both days of the weekend. Keep an eye on their website and social media feeds for more information.

What better way is there to spend the weekend than soaking up the local culture? Come along and enjoy being part of the vibrant, creative community in Newbridge!