The Wylye Valley Art Trail, a nine day festival of visual art and craft, is a free biennial event held in and around the Wylye Valley South Wiltshire.
The route of the trail includes:
Ansty | Berwick St Leonard | Bishopstrow | Boyton | Bratton | Charlton | Chilmark | Chitterne | Chitterne Anstey | Codford | Compton Chamberlayne | Corsley | Crockerton | Dilton Marsh | Donhead St Andrew | East Hatch | East Knoyle | Fonthill Bishop | Fonthill Gifford | Gasper | Heytesbury | Hindon | Kingston Deverill | Longbridge Deverill | Mere | Norton Bavant | Semley | Steeple Langford | Stockton | Stourton | Sutton Veny | Teffont | Tisbury | Upton Lovell | Wardour | Warminster | West Hatch | Westbury | West Woodlands | Zeals
As you get close to each venue look out for the yellow trailmaker signs. It may also help to have a roadmap or satnav. Postcodes are available in the booklet that covers the event (see details below).
This unique event enables both visitors to the county and locals to see the wide range of art and crafts being carried out in the area. You can visit open studios, exhibitions and galleries and meet and talk to the artists and craftspeople.
A 65 page brochure bursting with detailed description of every venue on the trail (there are 74, yes 74 venues in 2013) can be obtained either from the first art trail event that you visit or by sending a £1.10 stamped self-addressed C5 size envelope to: Wylye Valley Art Trail, Bull Mill Cottage, Crockerton, Warminster, BA12 8AY.
You can also pick up a brochure free from Tourist Information Centres, Libraries and Arts Centres in Wiltshire.
Wylye Valley Art Trail is a non-profit organisation mostly funded by the artists, groups and galleries taking part. It is organised by a team of volunteers.
Much of the art on show is for sale and many artists and crafts people will work to commission. However, not many of the venues take credit cards so if you’re planning to purchase it’s advisable to bring a chequebook or cash.
Admission to all venues is FREE
and as well as local cafes, pubs and restaurants
in the area many of the venues themselves provide refreshments. Some of the venues offer demonstrations, workshops and children’s hands on activities. It may be necessary to book and pay a fee for some of these activities.
Wylye Valley Art Trail