PRESS RELEASE 10 June 2017

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2017 Buxton Art Trail features over 100 artists!

Well over 100 individual artists will be involved in the fourth Buxton Art Trail (BAT) on Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16, 2017.

The spectacular event, part of Buxton Fringe, features a massive 55 entries with collectives such as Burbage Art Group, Buxton and High Peak Art Society and Buxton Community School each bringing a significant number of extra artists to the trail.

The exhibitions, demos, workshops and open studios will take place in 30 locations across the town, including galleries and private homes plus new venues such as The Arches at Hogshaw Mill, a music studio and even a disused industrial fridge at Underground upstairs at The Old Clubhouse! With artists and makers coming from three counties – Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire – there is a chance for visitors to see a huge selection of work in just one weekend, often meeting the artists in person. Events take place mainly between 11am and 5pm on both days.

A wide range of exhibits includes ceramics, glass, jewellery and crafts as well as paintings, sculpture, prints, collage, embroidered works and more, with larger-scale, 3D and multimedia community artworks coming from Transition Buxton, The Hummingbird Project, More Care Design Collective and Friends of Buxton Station – this last featuring a statue made of scrap metal from old diesel sheds and named by comedian Alexei Sayle in honour of his railway guard father.

BAT organisers Linda Rolland and Suzanne Pearson say: “We are really excited by the range and quality of what’s on offer this year and are very grateful to all those who have made it possible including our sponsors The Buxton Spa Prize, Discover Buxton, High Peak Artists Group and Underground Venues.”

BAT is put together by a committee of volunteers and takes place every few years in Buxton during the Fringe. The widely available, free BAT brochure with map, is designed by Fiona Jubb with further information on the BAT website which is put together by web designer Dave Bowyer. Images of work, information about workshops and demonstrations and latest updates will be on

BAT 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 Buxton Fringe. The Trail was repeated in 2012 and 2015 winning the Fringe’s prestigious Visual Arts Event prize in both those years. Many of its exhibiting artists have also won individual Fringe Awards.

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