Buxton Art Trail is this weekend

The fifth Buxton Art Trail is the biggest in its history. The Buxton Biennale, as it is known, will return during the first weekend of Fringe40 on Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7. 

The award-winning trail will present a huge variety of work from artists of all ages from six to 96, both professional and amateur and from many community and interest groups based in Buxton.  

This huge, free event will include activities to join in and the opportunity to watch artists at work. 

There will also be plenty of work for sale during the trail which is open from 11am-6pm each day.

Featuring 36 venues ranging from sheds to art galleries, the trail includes many of the town’s key attractions as well as artist studios, private homes, public spaces, large halls and some hidden away places to discover. 

The trail also features two hubs: Hub1 is at Buxton Community School where participating schools and adult groups are based. 

It will also features the life size horse sculpture To the Wire and other work by the trail’s guest artist Paul Tavernor.

Paul is known for depicting British mammals on canvas and dramatic galvanized steel wire and mesh sculptures. 

His creations are often life-size and they have been exhibited at National Trust properties, RHS Hampton Court, Aintree to name but a few. He has won numerous awards and been featured on television, the radio and in the national and regional press.

HUB2 is at St. Anne’s Community Centre where there will be many out of town artists and Leek School of Art.

The Burbage Art Group will also be staging its own annual art exhibition as part of the trail at the Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Burbage.

Chair of the trail team, Linda Rolland, said: “The BAT team is really excited to bring together such a huge variety of artistic endeavour for our trail-goers to enjoy. 

“We hope everyone will visit as many of the 36 different venues as possible over the weekend. Refreshments and a welcome sit down will be available at many of our venues away from the town centre.”

The rest of the team who have worked hard to make the trail happen are Val Muir, Cathey Yardley, David Bowyer, Sarah Males, Michael Moore, Sarah Brindley, Ruby Moon, Charlie Collins, Mandy Collins, Stephanie Osborne and Catherine Webb.

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