Be a Trail Venue

Over the Festival’s Trail Weekend, thousands of people come to the town, visiting over 70 houses, shops, businesses and public buildings, discovering quirky architecture, alleys and walkways, meeting and chatting to artists, viewing and buying work and enjoying the buzz of one of the region’s leading arts festivals.

We are always looking for new and interesting places where art can be exhibited as part of the Trail. So, why not have an artist in your home for the weekend and become and integral part of this fantastic event? Without the generosity of spirit offered by venue hosts letting artists exhibit in their homes, the Art & Architecture Trial would not happen.

For further information, please read the FAQs and Guidelines for Trail Venue Hosts.

So, if you’re thinking about offering your home, garden or business as a venue, we’d love to hear from you, simply fill in this form and we’ll be in touch.
  • If offering outdoor spaces please see below.
  • Please tell us about the available rooms or space, approximate size, how much clear wall, whether natural or artificial light and whether the room will be clear or furniture. Please give as much detail as you can.
  • Is your venue accessible (level access or any steps)?
  • e.g. are there any steps into the venue and / or within the venue to access the artist's space? As a guide, it might help if you think about how you would get around your venue if you had limited mobility.
  • Please describe any gardens, lawns, patios, nooks and crannies you think could be included.
  • Are you still thinking about it, are you away for a period before the summer, want to know more information before you decide?