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An exciting opportunity to visit local artists’ studios through an arts trail will be taking place in and around Oswestry during two weekends in June.
The Borderland Visual Arts (BVA) will be running the event on 10th & 11th June and 17th & 18th June 10am – 5pm. There are 27 artists taking part in 13 different locations in Oswestry and the surrounding villages such as West Felton, Cefn-Mawr, Llanfyllin and Weston-Rhyn to name a few.
Alison Holt, a BVA Committee Member says, “This year the BVA is really excited to offer all visitors the chance to win £100 to spend on any BVA Member’s artwork! This is a great opportunity for the winner to own some original art from their favourite local artist.”
Alison says, “We hold this open studio event every year and it is always a great success, with visitors coming from all over the country. It is a wonderful opportunity for people to meet our artists, explore their creative spaces and see their work. All art is for sale but there is no
obligation to buy.”
To showcase the work of the BVA artists taking part, the Willow Gallery will be holding a Group Show between 6th May – 24th June. There will also be a Private View evening on Friday 19th May 6pm-8pmwhich is a great opportunity to meet the artists and be the first to see their work. If you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emma Sherry, one of the artists who will be opening her studio for the event, says “The Arts Trail is such a wonderful opportunity for us, as artists, to meet new people, give them a glimpse into our creative process and to showcase our work. It is important to have these opportunities as artists and the BVA is fantastic at supporting its artists to do so.”
Anyone interested in the Open Studios & Arts Trail can visit www.borderlandvisualarts.com for more information. There are Arts Trail leaflets at various locations throughout the town, including at the Willow Gallery.