Henley Arts Trail will be celebrating its 18th year this year with another wonderful display of arts and crafts at 34 venues in Henley and the surrounding area this Bank Holiday weekend (29 April – 1 May).
HAT showcases the vibrant visual arts and crafts scene centred around beautiful Henley-on-Thames on the Berkshire and Oxfordshire border. The artists and makers are looking forward to opening their studios or hired venues to share their work over the three days. Well over 5000 visitors are expected.
Bordered by Nuffield in the north-west, Twyford in the south and taking in the villages of Kidmore End, Shiplake, Hurst and Waltham St Lawrence, the trail shows the wealth of artistic talent in the area. From skilled amateurs to award winning professionals, the trail covers the full gamut of arts and crafts. Painting, print making, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and jewellery.
All venues are free to enter*, with no obligation to buy. Guests are able to talk to artists about their work and get the chance to discover new locations around the area.
Some venues offer refreshments; some have demonstrations or workshops for visitors who want to have a go themselves, and all provide a stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable experience.
In Henley and Shiplake, the Old Fire Station Gallery will be exhibiting work by members of the Henley Art & Crafts Guild, Kirsten Jones and friends will be exhibiting at Jacobini Wine Gallery in Hart Street, Kate Findlay will be showcasing her stitched textile artwork at the Eyot Centre. Anthony Duckett and friends will be exhibiting their paintings at YMCA in Lawson Road and Artistry Gallery on the Reading Road will showcase all their resident artists’ work. At Hypergallery local photographer, Scarlet Page will be exhibiting her work and Artists at Shiplake will be selling their painting, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery at St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church in Church Lane.
Jo Harris will be opening her new studio at 17 Newtown Gardens for the first time. Two other new venues for 2023 are the the Ravenscroft Crafters who will be exhibiting their needle felted wool sculptures and pictures at 3 Ravenscroft Road and The Anchor Pub will showing the work of Caron Light and Annie Monk.
For full details go to www.henleyartstrail.com/