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Discover secrets of the creative process during the 2017 South Northamptonshire Art Trail

Author: Gavin Moore Published: 10th October 2017 21:32
Discover secrets of the creative process during the 2017 South Northamptonshire Art TrailDiscover secrets of the creative process during the 2017 South Northamptonshire Art Trail

Once again there is the chance to discover the secrets of the creative process as artists in South Northamptonshire throw open their studio doors to members of the public.
Between Saturday, 7 October 2017 and Sunday, 15 October the South Northamptonshire Arts annual Art Trail will see work by 50 artists exhibited throughout the district, including at their own studios where visitors can see them at work.
This year the Art Trail is supported by a £1,000 Community Development Fund Grant from South Northamptonshire Council (SNC).
Cllr Peter Rawlinson, the chairman of SNC’s Community Grants Panel, said: “This is a wonderful example of how a little financial help can go a long way and help individual artists show a wide audience what talent is on their doorstep.
“Did you know there was a professional craftsman or painter working away to produce beautiful and exciting things just around the corner? Here’s your chance to find out and see how they do it.”
The trail includes a wide range of artists with different styles and techniques, some of whom specialise in particular materials, including: oil and watercolour, sculptures, stained glass, embroidery, wood, jewellery, textiles, and ceramics.
Many of the artists organise workshops and the trail will be a chance to sign up to learn a new craft or to buy a voucher to take part as a gift for a creative friend.
As all the work will also be on sale, the trail is a rare opportunity to buy pieces of art direct from the artist with the opportunity to understand the background and inspiration behind the work.
Trail locations include: Hartwell, Blisworth, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, Potterspury, Silverstone, Brackley, Middleton Cheney, and Eydon.
The brochure listing all the artists and a map indicating the venues is available at The Forum, libraries, galleries, shops and restaurants across the county or can be downloaded from the South Northamptonshire Arts website - www.arts-sn.org.uk.
SNC community grants are available to organisations and individuals located in, or associated with the district and are funded by payments from developers to help mitigate the impact of their projects.
A wide range of projects and activities may be eligible for assistance, including capital projects (buildings and infrastructure) as well as smaller projects such as supporting the purchase of equipment or the delivery of local schemes.
For more information visit - https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/info/279/business-and-community-grants or contact Grants Officer Sarah Burns via - grants@southnorthants.gov.uk.
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