We have now run two award winning Art Trails as part of the ever-popular Buxton Festival Fringe. In 2013 the Fringe will run from Wed. 3rd July to Sun 21st July and several artists also exhibit throughout this period. BAT is organised “by artists for artists” and we hold social/networking get-togethers, so please contact us if you would like to be involved. Buxton also has an exciting new contemporary art venue called The Green Man Gallery
The beautiful spa town of Buxton lies just outside the Peak District National Park. Situated in the north-west of Derbyshire, close to the Staffordshire and Cheshire borders, the town is also well situated for visitors coming from Manchester, Sheffield, Leek, Stoke, Bakewell and Derby. Visitors will want to book accommodation early, as the festival season is very popular.
Buxton Art Trail was founded in 2010 by a small group of local artists who felt that the visual arts had a larger role to play during the popular Buxton Festival Fringe. Working together with artists, shop owners and local venues, our hard work paid off when, on 10th & 11th July 2010, Buxton hosted a buzzing art trail that boasted over 70 artists and more than 30 venues, which ranged from cafes and shops to artists’ studios and living rooms.
Our mission statement
BAT aims to promote Buxton as a centre of participation, innovation and excellence in the visual arts by organising the Buxton Art Trail, as the means to develop the practice and appreciation of the visual arts created by professional and non-professional artists.