Stunning limestone pavements, ancient woodlands, intimate orchards and meadows and an impressive coastline make Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty one of England's finest landscapes. The work of the AONB Partnership aims to conserve and enhance this extraordinary place now and for the future.
Popular Arts Trail back in June
April 2nd, 2015
The ever-popular Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail is once more opening its many doors from 26-28 June.
The free annual event is hosted by the neighbouring villages of Silverdale in Lancashire and Arnside in Cumbria. As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it provides the perfect backdrop to inspire the creativity of artists and craftsfolk from the local area.
Currently in its 11th year, the Trail has gone from strength to strength, and now boasts more local exhibitors than ever before. An astounding number of artists practice their craft in this corner of Morecambe Bay. This year the Trail welcomes a new group to Silverdale village; The Lancs and Lakes Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers will be providing a host of hands on demonstration and informative talks.
Also new for this year, visitors are encouraged to take part in ‘Draw and Explore’ a theme which allows the public to create their very own art work as they go round and experience the Trail.
A visitor to last year’s Trail said, “What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday – I’m inspired. Next year we will devote the whole weekend to it. There’s so much to see and do. We loved the workshops and demonstrations.”
The event has over 80 exhibitors spread across 32 venues, including eight key sites. Everyone from painters to potters and stonecarvers to blacksmiths are represented in the Trail.
This exciting three day exhibition is open on Friday 26 June between 1pm and 8pm and then Saturday 27 June and Sunday 28 June from 10.30am to 5.30pm. During this time, the artists and artisans welcome visitors into their homes, studios and exhibitions to view or purchase their stunning work and even participate in a variety of workshops.
Photo credit: Heather Marlow Stephenson