Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Blaze your own trail
Saltaire Arts Trail 2015 - After a break of a year, the Arts Trail returned, straddling the late May Bank Holiday weekend and providing lots of interest for residents and visitors alike. The popular Open Houses provided two distinct strands: the 'Village-wide Galleries' showcased the work of selected artists from across the UK, hosted in homes throughout the village, whilst the 'Made in Saltaire' trail invited visitors into the homes of artists living and working in the village. Add to that a Makers' Fair in the Victoria Hall, some traditional rural crafts (with a modern twist) displayed in Shipley College and a variety of other exhibitions and performances... So much going on that you really needed all three days to see it all and do it justice.
The central area outside the Victoria Hall and the College had lots of activities for children, including print making.
See the link here to the Saltaire Inspired website. I will also link wherever possible to the artists' own websites in my blog posts in the coming days. Do look them up; there's some inspiring stuff.