Brentford Art Trail continuing through the weekend
Walk the Walk at this year's Creative Mile. Picture: Instagram/Creative Mile
This year’s Brentford Art Trail is about to begin with 70 artists participating at eight venues along the 1 mile route.
The Creative Mile is taking place from Friday 2 September to Sunday 4 September beginning at the London Museum of Water & Steam, taking in the Musical Museum, Studio Flox, and Watermans Art Centre before winding its way down to the arts quarter on Catherine Wheel Road where you will find a hive of creatives spaces including The Lôft, Johnson’s Island, Redlees Studios and The Duke of London.
Last year over 3,000 people came to follow the inaugural trail and even bigger numbers are hoped for this year at the free event.
Creative Mile aims for a relaxed and friendly festival atmosphere and is an opportunity to discover and support a variety of local creatives and hidden artist communities as they open their studios to the public for the weekend. There is also a chance to browse and buy original contemporary paintings, sculptures and prints. There will be a special late opening from 6pm at some of the venues on Friday 2 September for a chance to have a sneak preview, mingle with the artists and have a drink.
All of the venues will be open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, 3 September and Sunday 4 September.
Over 3,000 people attended last year's Brentford Art Trail
Mr Mr Pearce, Artistic Director said, “I am delighted that Creative Mile will be taking place again this year. Local art events like this provide a great opportunity for the whole community to come together and celebrate creativity. Brentford has such a rich creative heritage and there is some amazing talent in the town. I hope that this event will give artists working in the area a chance to showcase their work to a wider audience.”
This year the chosen theme is colour. This event will invite artists to respond in their own creative way to the theme and visitors are also encouraged to come dressed in rainbow hues.
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September 2, 2022