Trail shines light on local artists

Art lovers are invited to join the Blue Mountains Arts Trail on the weekend of April 26-27, a free event featuring a collective of local artists who will open their studios to the public from 10am to 4pm.

Take the opportunity to see some of the 24 participating studios and galleries located between Glenbrook and Blackheath, some showcasing paintings or photography, others textiles, mosaics, glasswork or sculptures.

An initiative of Blue Mountains Artists Network (BMAN), the Arts Trail is held every three months and has become popular because of the variety of art on show and the ability for participants to meet artists and talk about their work.

BMAN member Graham Tribe said the program was designed to allow visitors to choose studios based on their interests and at their own pace.

“It is always relaxing and fun doing sections of the Arts Trail and then there is always the possibility of enjoying some refreshments or lunch along the way,” Mr Tribe said.

“You can meet local artists, view a diverse selection of media and styles, see works in progress and purchase local art right from the source.

“Not only might you take home a creation, but a story — a sense of connection with the person who created it and the surroundings that inspired it.”

You can view a map of participating studios and find out which day/s they are open at www.artstrail.org.au.

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