Enjoy North Bristol Art Trail 2014

Jitka-PalmerThe North Bristol Art Trail takes place on 29 – 30 November with preview evenings at selected venues on Friday 28. One the most established in Bristol, the trail shows work by over 100 artists in the run up to Christmas. It is a fantastic opportunity to buy unique gifts direct from local artists at affordable prices.

From jewellery and prints, to textiles, sculpture and paintings, there is always something for everyone. St Andrews, Bishopston, and Glos Rd Central are the main hubs but parts of Henleaze, Redland, Montpelier and Westbury Park are also part of the trail. Several venues sell tea and cakes and offer drink on the preview night. In the lead up to Bristol being the Green Capital of Europe 2015, artists have committed to make more effort to reduce, reuse and recycle. Look online or see the trail map for more information.

Jenny UrquhartMany North Bristol Artists are professionals and show their work in gallery spaces at Glos Rd Central all year round but the trail is a great way to meet the artists in their own homes and studios. Church halls in the area are venues for groups of artists and St Bartholomews will also have live music during the weekend. This year the scout hut on St Bartholomews Road is a community venue offering children’s art and craft activities as a fund-raiser for a new hut. Lifecycle, the bike repair unit at Horfield Prison will once again be showing work, as will students at the City of Bristol College.

From the beginning of November get a taste of the art by checking out Group Shows at Boston Tea Party, Planet Pizza, Artemis and Room 212 on Gloucester Road. The new Reception Area at Southmead Hospital has provided gallery space for North Bristol Artists since it opened earlier and will be showing a fresh selection from October 1.
So make a note in your diaries now and rest assured that all your original arty Christmas presents can be bought locally in just one weekend – Nov 29 – 30.
For all information about the North Bristol Art Trail, a look at the trail maps and to plan your route see www.northbristolartists.org.uk

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