TRAIL OF DELIGHT FOR ART LOVERS
ARTY types from around the town are getting ready for the second Wilmslow Art Trail. Last year’s inaugural event was hailed a success for attracting people into the town centre to visit various artists, increasing footfall to shops and businesses.
Organised by the Wilmslow Business Group, this year’s event – which will run from June 5-7 – has grown to include 40 local artists, silversmiths, furniture makers, jewellers, ceramicists, bookbinders and embroiderers exhibiting their work all over the town. Twenty-two pubs, supermarkets, churches and retailers have offered their premises as temporary exhibition spaces for the work to be displayed.
Each of the venues is located in Wilmslow’s town centre allowing visitors to walk, or even cycle, their way round the trail, following the specially produced Art Trail Map.
New for 2015 are Art Trail Workshops to encourage everyone to have a chance to discover their inner artist. There will be willow weaving, book folding and a large collaborative piece of art created in the centre of Wilmslow.
Furniture maker Garry Olson, who originally had the idea for the Wilmslow Art Trail, said: “After the success of last year’s first Art Trail, I’m delighted it’s back again – and even bigger. I hope that can come to see and enjoy the wealth of creative talent on display.”
Catherine Mackenzie, chairman of the Wilmslow Business Group, said last year’s trail was a great event.
“So many people came into the town to enjoy the fantastic artworks on display,” she said.
“We’re thrilled so many new artists are taking part this year as well as many of those who took part in 2014.”
Go to getintowilmslow.co.uk or pick up an Art Trail programme available at participating venues as well as at the Wilmslow Artisan Market on Saturday, May 16.
Artist Lindsay Hill during last year’s Wilmslow Art Trail