Buxton Art Trail

Image: Mandy Collins “Abstract Silks”

Buxton Art Trail has exhibited the work of local artists as a part of Buxton Festival Fringe since 2010.

Call for Artists information

The sixth Buxton Art Trail, BAT 22’, will be taking place this summer as part of Buxton Festival Fringe. We hope you are keen to take part!

BAT 22’ dates will be

Main Event – Saturday 23rd July, 11am- 5pm

Sunday 24th July, 11 or 12 am – 5pm*

Other events

We will promote entrants who wish to be part of the trail but need to open at other times during July, also those who wish to open at other times in addition to the main event weekend. Please try to offer the main weekend if possible in order for us to create a trail!

Entry charges

The entry fee will be £20 to cover the costs of printing the trail guide and for advertising and promotional materials.

Note: Whilst community groups do generally make one group entry, artists usually enter individually, which then gives them individual listings in the trail guide. We keep our fees low but they are essential for BAT to take place.


In a new format we will be based around two large, central venues in town which will be our ‘Hub’ locations, Buxton Infants School and The United Reform Church hall (We will look to hire further shared spaces if needed.)

Having the school gives us a large outdoor space and railings (ideal for fans of Art on the Railings!)

Following the results of our survey we have made this hybrid format to try to accommodate everyone’s thoughts and concerns re Covid.

You can of course, provide your own venue, open your home, garden, studio, garage, or other premises, find a shop to exhibit in and all will be listed and mapped on the trail.



This summer, Buxton will be holding its sixth Art Trail as part of the ever-expanding Buxton Festival Fringe.

The Trail aims to boost and promote the visual arts during the festival season and offers a rare opportunity to meet local artists and craftspeople, discuss their work and, in some cases, watch demonstrations. 

Chris Robinson, BAT 19

Daniel Halksworth, BAT 19