Over the weekend of 18th and 19th May, Lady Bay will open its doors promising an exciting weekend of art and creativity from 11am until 5pm each day.
Well-known as a vibrant creative hub, Lady Bay is home to a number of professional artists, makers and designers, who live, work and have studios in the area.
Local artists will open their studios and homes in Lady Bay – and will exhibit and sell a range of art from paintings, textiles, illustrations, pottery, sculpture, jewellery, printmaking and photographs.
To give visitors added experience of what’s great about contemporary art in the region, Lady Bay also has invited artists to take part who have studios and businesses based in Nottingham and the East Midlands.
Formerly known as the Lady Bay Arts Festival, this year the organisers have launched the event’s 24th year with a new name.
The Lady Bay Arts Trail will reflect the walking nature of the arts trail with its numerous opportunities to explore 30 attractive venues, all within easy reach of each other.
The arts trail will include community arts projects with creative displays in the gardens and free workshops at the school and other marked venues.
Children are particularly welcome since the organisers wish to support creativity and arts education for children and young people.
Besides these attractions, there will be several new venues opening and inspirational site-specific shows in All Hallows Church, Breckles Hall and the scout hall.
This year’s theme for workshops is water, with a number of commissioned artists providing free workshops at the school.
A range of food and refreshments will be widely available, plus excellent music performed at certain venues and wandering musicians playing and singing round the arts trail.
Admission is £5 per adult and under-18s go free. Valid all weekend with the Arts Trail 2019 brochure allowing access to all venues and free workshops for children.
All funds raised contribute to future art weekends and to supporting community art projects.
Brochures can be purchased at the Poppy & Pint, scout hall, Lady Bay Primary School, 131 Holme Road and All Hallows Church.