Venues all set for Nidderdale art trail festival fever

Artists pictured right, are, from left, jeweller Debbie Moxon, artist Alister Colley, painting and print maker Margaret Clapperton, stone carver and sculptor Joseph Hayton, Claire Spooner, millinery, jewellery and print maker Ian Simm, textile maker Jacqui Galloway and textile maker Kirsty Hopkins (s).
Artists pictured right, are, from left, jeweller Debbie Moxon, artist Alister Colley, painting and print maker Margaret Clapperton, stone carver and sculptor Joseph Hayton, Claire Spooner, millinery, jewellery and print maker Ian Simm, textile maker Jacqui Galloway and textile maker Kirsty Hopkins (s).

The fourth annual NiddArt Trail is set to welcome visitors from across the district when venues throw open their doors on August 15.

Artists from across the north are taking the opportunity to showcase their work during the 11-day event.

The event is organised by John Clapperton and Lynn Cook.

John said: “This is a very significant event, particularly for the top end of the dale.

“The venues stretch across the area, and this year we tried to take it down dale as well, so it covered a wider area.”

He continued: “There are demonstrations in places and if you go to an open studio, where an artist is working, it may be possible to talk to the artist about their work.”

Organisers said: “We are delighted to have support from Nidderdale Plus, the Nidderdale Festival Society and Discount Art, as well as from the many artists and crafts people who are taking part.

“There will be an exciting mix of arts and crafts in community centres, exhibition spaces, galleries, and in the homes of people where the work is created.

“There will also be some demonstrations and workshops, with varying degrees of visitor participation.”

Art on show includes painting, ceramics, jewellery, photography, prints, textiles and glass.

There are 31 exhibitions of art in total.

Venues stretch from Middlesmoor to Knaresborough.

Venues include the King Street Workshops, St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School, King’s Court and Colbeck House in Pateley Bridge.

Exhibitions and artists are also showing in Bewerley, Ramsgill, Lofthouse, Kirkby Malzeard, Low Laithe, Dacre Banks, Burnt Yates, Ripley, Studley Roger and Knaresborough.

Information on venues and dates and times are available from the NiddArt brochure.

Brochures are available from Tourist Information Centres in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge and Ripon, and from shops across Nidderdale.

There is a map on the back of the brochure.

It also details how people can get around the trail, on foot or by bike.