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Barleylands Art Trail
23 March 2012

Celebrating the diversity of artistic talent

This year the Barleylands Art Trail is taking place between Friday the 3rd of August and Monday the 3rd September.  This is the third year that the studios, galleries and workshops within the Barleylands Craft Village have opened their doors to local artists to display their work.  The trail was formed two years ago by a voluntary committee headed up by Dean Smith of Dean Smith Art.

Invitations to exhibit have already been sent to Essex based artists and sculptors.  If you would like to participate in this exciting venture you can download an application form from the website www.art-trail-barleylands.com.

Graham Collins, an artist with a studio in the Barleylands Craft Village and one of the organisers said, “We are really looking forward to hosting the Barleylands Art Trail again after the success of the two previous years.  This trail forms part of the A127 Art Trail that covers Basildon, Billericay and Wickford. Our aim is to create opportunities and links between local artists, business and the community whilst promoting and raising the profile of all three throughout Essex. The Barleylands Craft Village is the perfect venue for an event list this as it is home to more than fifty artisans, who work with a whole host of materials including paints, canvas, paper, clay , glass and steel, and who welcome the chance to support other local artists.” 

There is ample free parking and the Barleylands Craft Village is free to browse.  There are plenty of spaces and tables to stop for a picnic or you can enjoy something from The Courtyard Tearooms in the heart of the village. So why not pay us a visit and take the opportunity to see some great art and meet the creative individuals that produced them.

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