Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail gears up for big weekend

The Westmorland Gazette: Ruth Livesey with one of 10 ceramic plates she has crafted for people to find on the 2014 trail Ruth Livesey with one of 10 ceramic plates she has crafted for people to find on the 2014 trail

SILVERDALE and Arnside Art and Craft Trail is back and celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Running from tomorrow (Friday 27th) until Sunday 29th June, the fabulous feast of visual art boasts more than 100 exhibitors spread across the villages of Silverdale, Arnside and Storth in seven key venues and several other sites.

It is open (Friday) between 5pm and 8pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am-5.30pm.

During the three-day event, artists and artisans welcome visitors into their homes, studios and exhibitions to view or buy their work and participate in a variety of workshops.

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The trail began back in 2005 when friends Annette Kane, Kate Bentley and Penny McLeod, along with a handful of other creative folk in Silverdale, decided to throw open their studios to share their work with local people It was so well received that the Silverdale Art Trail was born.

By 2009 there were 35 exhibitors and Arnside village was on board resulting in the new Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail.

An interesting addition to the 2014 trail will be regular exhibitor Ruth Livesey placing 10 commemorative ceramic plates around the area for visitors to discover.

Ruth is a strong supporter of taking art and beauty into everyone’s lives and in past trails has created sculptures with the public, including The Swirl, which is on Silverdale School field.

This year she was also involved with the community mosaic The Library Yard Project.

Ruth’s 10 plates will be in position for a couple of weeks around the enterprising trail.

Find out more from www.silverdalearttrail.co.uk or contact joint co-ordinator Debbie Copley via email on trail@silverdalearttrail.co.uk or telephone 01524-702563.

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